Through a FOIA request to the New Jersey Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks thus far this year.
Cinnamack, Feb 25, Freehold R – “open [through skin], comminuted fracture of cannon – distal portion of the limb was attached to the proximal portion of the limb only by the skin and tendons; [multiple] ligaments and tendons torn or ruptured; extensive soft-tissue hemorrhage” also: “osteochondral disease [all four limbs]” (eight years old)
Coconut Beach, May 27, Monmouth T – “sudden death: pulmonary hemorrhage – copious amounts of frank blood and bloody fluid drained from the nostrils and mouth” also: “osteochondral disease [all four limbs]” (five years old)
Jamminjl, Jun 4, Monmouth R – “disarticulated fetlock [details pending]; extensive hemorrhage” also: “osteochondral disease [in three limbs examined]” (six years old)
Bikini Baby, Jun 17, Monmouth R (euth Jun 18) – “[multiple] complete, displaced fractures; [multiple] ligament ruptures, [multiple others] severely torn; severe soft-tissue and intra-articular hemorrhage” also: “osteochondral disease [all four limbs]” (five years old)