Through a FOIA request to the Delaware Dept. of Agriculture, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks in 2022.
Hold That Ghost, May 31, Delaware T – “sudden death, heart attack” (three years old)
Miss Yum Yum, Jun 11, Delaware S – “fractured skull, died [not euthanized]”
Royal Tang, Jun 28, Harrington R – “broken pastern”
It Is What It Is, Jul 27, Delaware R (euth Aug 3) – “fractured sesamoid”
The Big S, Jul 30, Delaware R – “fractured pastern”
Nancy Work, Aug 6, Delaware T – “fractured sesamoid”
She Ain’t Sweet, Aug 6, Delaware T – “fractured shoulder”
Sprite’s Lady, Aug 8, Monmouth R (euth at Delaware after transport) – “knee injury”
Money Code, Aug 10, Delaware S – “illness, unknown” (three years old)
Grand Diana, Aug 19, Delaware S – “found deceased in stall” (three years old)
Lifetime Delight, Sep 19, Harrington R – “pulmonary hemorrhage post-race”
Palm Reader, Sep 23, Delaware R – “cervical fracture, died [not euthanized]”
Mr Fantasy, Sep 30, Delaware R – “fractured sesamoid”
Sergeant Wild Bill, Oct 6, Delaware R – “fractured fetlock”
Nic and Zoe, Oct 7, Delaware S – “laminitis”
Rives, Oct 8, Delaware R – “fractured sesamoid”
Texas Girl, Oct 21, Delaware R – “fractured pelvis”
Diablo D Oro, Oct 22, Delaware R – “[multiple] fractures”
Ghost Maiden, Oct 27, Delaware R – “fractured sesamoid”
Tuff Bird, Nov 2, Delaware S – “infection, severe cellulitis”
And this disgusting sickness continues
throughout every Year!
Abusers should go to Prison. Its my job is not an excuse or a legitimate reason. There are many Jobs available that Do NOT abuse and kill innocent animals.
Absolutely horrifying. A quote from Patrick: “In perhaps the worst of it, racehorses are kept locked – alone – in tiny 12×12 stalls for over 23 hours a day, making a mockery of the industry claim that horses are “born to run, love to run,” and a cruelty all the worse for being inflicted on naturally social, herd-animals like horses.”
I have seen this with my own eyes. I worked for the US EPA (now retired). Some years ago, I did an inspection at Belmont with another inspector, for groundwater compliance. We saw a horse stuck in a stall, with bandages on his/her front legs – such a friendly horse, too and rotten that the legs had to be bandaged. It’s not news to us that horseracing is notorious for cutting financial corners. I was also disturbed to see that, possibly illegal aliens (well before the current border stuff), bathed a horse with a hose and, completely wet, put the horse in a stall.
My experience with horses growing up taught me NEVER to put a horse in a stall soaking wet. Extra moisture should be wiped off with a scraper (type that is harmless to the horse) and then WALKED until dry, before putting in a stall.