Through a FOIA request to the Arizona Dept. of Gaming, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks thus far this year. (I will be posting in installments.)

Launch Pad, Apr 20, Turf T
“ran into rail: complete, comminuted fracture; muscle tearing; hemorrhage”
also: “chronic ulcerative gastritis”
Launch Pad was four years old.

Bellybutton Icon, Apr 28, Turf R
“horse fell: [multiple] severely comminuted scapula fractures; severe complete metacarpus fracture [with] an area of degloving with missing skin; large amount of hemorrhage and muscle tearing; acute intracranial hemorrhage; multiple lacerations; dirt and crusted blood on the face; fly eggs on the neck”
also: “ulcerated areas in stomach; chronic multifocal arthritis”
Bellybutton Icon had just turned two. Two – now go back and re-read the above.

Make Me Blush, May 3, Turf R
“comminuted sesamoid fracture with lacerations of several ligaments and tendons; horse had seizure after Euthasol was administered”
also: “chronic degenerative joint disease [both front limbs]; chronic gastric ulceration”
Make Me Blush was five years old.

Autism’s Ribbon, May 4, Turf T
“horse fell: open, comminuted cannon fracture with multiple bone fragments that penetrate through the skin – one measuring 3.5cmx2.5cm sticking through”
also: “chronic-active gastric ulcers”
Autism’s Ribbon was two years old.

Cash Icon, Jun 27, Arizona R
“blunt-force trauma: compound fracture, exposed bone fragments, hemorrhage, extensive soft-tissue tearing”
also: “multiple stomach ulcers”
Cash Icon was seven years old.

Outlaw, Jun 27, Arizona R
“[multiple] fractures, tendon sheath fully torn, [multiple] ligaments ruptured or frayed, 10cm-deep puncture wound near the jugular oozing blood”
Outlaw was seven years old.

In addition, these horses are confirmed dead but came without full necropsies:

Creative Plan, Feb 11, Turf T – “fractured fetlock”
Sweet Baby Ruthie, Jun 4, Arizona S – “colic” (was raced May 29)
Carete, Jun 22, Arizona T – “sudden death” (four years old)
yet-to-be-named 2-year-old, Jun 26, Arizona T – “head/neck trauma”

Through a FOIA request to the Arizona Dept. of Gaming, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks thus far this year. (I will be posting in installments.)

Black Drop, Mar 11, Turf R – “horse collapsed [after race], died within few minutes”
also: “chronic ulcerative gastritis; hemorrhagic ulcer in the right eye socket”
Black Drop was four years old.

Brewery Gulch, Mar 17, Turf T – “hit steel rail – severe, acute comminuted fracture”
also: “trauma on 11/15/21 [left one eye blind]; chronic ulcerative gastritis”
Brewery Gulch was four years old.

Declared Best Card, Mar 24, Turf R – “[multiple] vertebral fractures”
also: “ulcerative gastritis”
Declared Best Card was three years old.

All American Candy, Apr 6, Turf R – “fell: traumatic blunt-force injury to head/neck”
also: “pulmonary hemorrhage; gastric ulceration”
All American Candy was two years old.

Green Eye Woman, Apr 19, Turf T – “acute pelvic fracture”
also: “gastric parasites, large intestinal parasites”
Green Eye Woman was two years old.

Through a FOIA request to the Arizona Dept. of Gaming, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks thus far this year. (I will be posting in installments.)

Ms Michelle, Feb 9, Turf R – “[multiple] fractures, severe hemorrhage”
also: “chronic degenerative joint disease; chronic gastric ulcerations”
Ms Michelle was three years old.

Kodiak King, Feb 16, Turf R – “scapula fractured into four pieces”
also: “multiple purple gastric ulcers”
Kodiak King was seven years old.

Supah Sista, Mar 4, Turf R – “numerous fractures, marked subcutaneous hemorrhage”
also: “severe degenerative joint disease; several areas of stomach ulceration”
Supah Sista was six years old.

Copper Peg, Mar 8, Turf T – “[multiple] fractures, [multiple] tendon lacerations”
also: “chronic degenerative joint disease; chronic-active ulcerative gastritis”
Copper Peg was five years old.

Distinguished, Mar 11, Turf T – “complete, comminuted neck fracture”
also: “multifocal gastric ulceration”
Distinguished was four years old.

Through a FOIA request to the Arizona Dept. of Gaming, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks thus far this year. (I will be posting in installments.)

Raagheb, Jan 14, Turf R (nine years old, 61st race)
“[multiple leg] fractures, multiple skull fractures, severe tearing of ligament, severe soft tissue hemorrhage” also: “chronic ulcerative gastritis”

Tamarando’s Mine, Jan 17, Turf R (three years old)
“[multiple] fractures [both front limbs], acute hemorrhage” also: “chronic-active gastric ulcers; chronic-active colitis”

Adorable Brittany, Jan 17, Turf R (five years old)
“[multiple] open, comminuted fractures; [multiple] ruptures; torn tendon; full fetlock dislocation; soft tissue hemorrhage throughout distal limb” also: “severe cartilage degeneration and chronic osteoarthritis [both front limbs]”

Wed O’s Champ, Jan 19, Turf R (five years old)
“dislocated fetlock, puncture wound, multiple fractures, multiple torn ligaments” also: “chronic ulcerative gastritis”

Circus Ride, Jan 27, Turf R (eight years old, would have been 72nd race)
“became fractious, reared, hit head on gate frame: brain trauma, acute hemorrhage” also: “chronic osteoarthritis, all joints [both front limbs]; chronic ulcerative gastritis”