21 Kills in Ohio Thus Far

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

Little Rikki, Feb 6, Mahoning T – “rider heard loud noise and horse fell, within moments shoulder began to swell, horse refused to even attempt to stand and was humanely euthanized on track” (two years old, being prepped for first race)

Music City Dancer, Feb 15, Mahoning T – “displaced knee fracture during morning work”

Rap Star, Feb 27, Mahoning R – “horse fractured knee at 3/8 pole”

All the Best, Mar 4, Mahoning T – “hit pole, fractured stifle”

Charlee’s Magic, Mar 7, Mahoning S – “horse had been lethargic for 24 hours, found dead in stall at 6 am” (eight years old, had been raced 54 times, most recently Jan 26)

Manuka Bobby, Mar 20, Mahoning R – “horse fractured ankle around 1/2 pole”

Waites Kingdom, Apr 5, Mahoning R – “horse fractured ankle during race”

Friend, Apr 5, Mahoning R – “horse fractured RF during race”

Mia Testarossa, Apr 20, Thistledown T – “horse broke leg during morning gallop” (two years old, being prepped for first race)

Blue Agave, May 2, Thistledown R (euth May 3) – “horse became lame cooling out – fractured ankle”

Beav’s Boo, May 9, Thistledown R – “horse fractured ankle at 5/8 pole”

Singsong Bird, May 12, Belterra R – “catastrophic breakdown – fracture was open, exposing fetlock joint”

Magic Lemons, May 21, Belterra S – “suspected complete small colon obstruction”

Lambrusco, Jun 5, Thistledown T – “horse fractured shoulder during morning gallop”

Shack the Life, Jun 5, Thistledown R – “horse collapsed and died at 1/8 pole” (five years old)

No More Margs, Jun 12, Thistledown S – “severed tendon”

Raindance, Jun 15, Belterra S – “horse found in stall with labored breathing, then collapsed and died”

Oxwood, Jun 15, Belterra R – “disarticulated fetlock with 90-degree lateral deviation”

Tizhelnow, Jun 19, Belterra T – “significant limb abduction, suspected fractured humerus” (being prepped for first race)

Runlikejackieo, Jun 27, Thistledown R – “horse fractured ankle at 3/8 pole”

Pronto Charli, Jun 30, Belterra R – “[multiple] fractures”

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  1. This animal abuse never ends while all involved continues stuffing the cash into their dirty pockets!

  2. Is Get the Gold still alive after horrid fall Sunday at Delmar? Cedillo taken to hospital..

    • All you read is agonizing pain. This is what gets me – the perpetrators are utterly tone deaf about the suffering, not to mention the stolen lives.
      We can’t stop educating others and protesting.
      Thank you, Patrick, for your daily reports! I know now that your work, Executive Director Nicole Arciello ‘s and that of the volunteers and the Board is slowly but surely having a negative effect on the existence of horse racing.

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