21 More Horse Kills at Arizona Tracks

Through a FOIA request to the Arizona Dept. of Gaming, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks in the second half of last year (previous ones here).

Commending, Jul 2, Arizona R – “[multiple] spinal fractures” (two years old)
Bad Beat, Jul 2, Arizona R – “[multiple] fetlock fractures”
Rbdocsbestbet, Aug 6, Arizona R – “collapsed: pulmonary hemorrhage” (three yrs old)
Eyesa Got Easyer, Aug 6, Arizona R – “fractured/dislocated both front fetlocks”
Ladihamita, Aug 11, Arizona S – “colic/perforations” (two years old)
Roster Bo James, Aug 15, Arizona R – “collapsed: pulmonary hemorrhage” (five yrs old)
Golden Boy Gonza, Sep 1, Arizona T – “sudden death” (six years old)
Conjugate, Sep 9, Arizona T – “fracture/rupture” (two years old)
Double Down Brown, Sep 11, Arizona T – “sudden death” (four years old)
Moon Circumference, Oct 4, Turf S – “death post-pneumonia” (four years old)
Lode the Gold, Oct 30, Turf S – “death post-illness” (eight years old, raced 55 times)
Ambassador Jim, Nov 1, Turf T – “[multiple] fractures”
Steels All In, Nov 5, Turf S – “pneumonia” (three years old)
La Hermosa, Nov 11, Turf T – “head/brain trauma” (two years old)
Sebastian’s Boy, Nov 15, Turf S – “laminitis” (four years old)
Lippy, Nov 25, Turf R – “[multiple] fractures”
Buttered Noodles, Nov 26, Turf R (euth Nov 28) – “fractured fetlock”
Conquest Cobra, Dec 1, Turf S – “infected hock” (10 years old, raced 69 times)
First Down Icon, Dec 15, Turf R – “spine fracture” (two years old)
Red Bottom Rebel, Dec 21, Turf R – “carpus fracture”
Stay Holy, Dec 23, Turf S – “neurological” (two years old)

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  1. It is clearly a catastrophe to continue this daily routine cruelty to horses for racing and wagering handle. These horse-abusing, horse-doping, horse-killing racetracks must be shutdown in Arizona and everywhere else this heinous cruelty to horses is deliberately conducted with malice and greed. It’s time for people to stop turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to these egregious violations of Animal Welfare.

  2. Ugh. Took a while, but after going through just this half-year list of horses killed by racing in Arizona, it’s clear that the state really IS the dumping ground for all the nation’s (not just California’s) disposable racehorses.
    Of course, California still tops the list with seven victims in this group; it’s geographically convenient to traffic all their pre-injured, has-been runners there to earn those last few dollars before their final “retirement” journey to the Mexican border. But the horses sent to Arizona to be killed come from just about everywhere else, too(!).
    Only four (three QHs, one TB) were actually born and bred in the good old, horse-killing Grand Canyon State. The AZ Gaming Commission must be so proud of all this Death Diversity they’re hosting;(

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