16 Kills in Texas Thus Far, Including a 1-Year-Old With “Probable Spinal Fracture”

Through a FOIA request to the Texas Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks thus far this year.

Steele Horizon, Feb 16, Sam Houston T – “[multiple] fractures” (four years old, being prepped for debut)

Moro Dandy, Mar 10, Sam Houston R – “[multiple] fractures”

Uncle Buff, Mar 12, Sam Houston R – “[multiple] complete, displaced fractures”

Strikewhileurhot, Mar 18, Sam Houston T (euth Mar 19) – “[multiple] fractures” (two years old, being prepped for debut)

Akuna Matata, Mar 19, Sam Houston T – “fell, unable to stand, euthanized on track”

Relenteless Grace, Mar 23, Retama T – “probable spinal fracture/dislocation, euthanized on track” (she was just one – that’s right, one)

Crb Bella, Apr 3, Sam Houston T – “slab fracture” (two years old, being prepped for debut)

Kiss Me D Oro, Apr 15, Lone Star R – “[multiple] fractures, euthanized on track”

Jlc Hey Good Lookin, Apr 15, Retama T – “slab fracture” (two years old, being prepped for debut)

Flash of Mischief, Apr 30, Lone Star R – “[multiple] fractures”

Blingonmercury, May 29, Lone Star S – “left hock septic arthritis with colitis of five-day duration” (three years old, was last raced Apr 30)

Mickey Goldmill, Jun 9, Lone Star T – “[multiple] fractures – muddy track”

Gold Vermilion, Jun 10, Lone Star R – “[multiple] fractures, ligament rupture”

Squirrelly Shirley, Jun 16, Sam Houston S – “found dead in stall” (five years old, was last raced May 25)

K D Bubba, Jun 29, Lone Star T – “breakdown: fracture through physis, euthanized on track” (five years old, being prepped for debut)

La Socia Reyna, Jul 2, Gillespie R – “horse shied at crowd, hit rail and support post: compound cannon fracture with multiple lacerations, euthanized on track” (two years old, second ever race)

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  1. How are they sill racing in July in Texas???? It’s been over 100 degrees for a month.

  2. Evidently the texas racing commission does not care for the horses…only the cash that they can receive off of the horses

    • They maim and kill horses in good weather, so what is the difference to these morally depraved horse abusers when it is extremely hot??? They force young and underdeveloped colts and fillies that should be out grazing on pasture and allowed to grow and “be a horse” to gallop at full speed carrying a whip-wielding rider. This is the choice of words that some pro-racing people have used: “…to be a horse” which suggests that they should know better than to do what they do to horses.

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