Through a FOIA request to the Arizona Dept. of Gaming, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks thus far this year. (I will be posting in installments.)
Black Drop, Mar 11, Turf R – “horse collapsed [after race], died within few minutes”
also: “chronic ulcerative gastritis; hemorrhagic ulcer in the right eye socket”
Black Drop was four years old.
Brewery Gulch, Mar 17, Turf T – “hit steel rail – severe, acute comminuted fracture”
also: “trauma on 11/15/21 [left one eye blind]; chronic ulcerative gastritis”
Brewery Gulch was four years old.
Declared Best Card, Mar 24, Turf R – “[multiple] vertebral fractures”
also: “ulcerative gastritis”
Declared Best Card was three years old.
All American Candy, Apr 6, Turf R – “fell: traumatic blunt-force injury to head/neck”
also: “pulmonary hemorrhage; gastric ulceration”
All American Candy was two years old.
Green Eye Woman, Apr 19, Turf T – “acute pelvic fracture”
also: “gastric parasites, large intestinal parasites”
Green Eye Woman was two years old.