Through a FOIA request to the Colorado Department of Revenue, I have confirmed the following kills at Arapahoe Park in 2020.

Yuma Thurman, Jun 23, Arapahoe R – “horse died in barn area after finishing 2nd -congestive heart failure” (11 years old, 93rd race)

Neon Light, Jun 30, Arapahoe T (euthanized Jul 9) – “fell in starting gate”

Spittin Candy, Jul 25, Arapahoe S – “horse died in barn from colic”

Mazel Tov G C, Jul 28, Arapahoe R – “fractured cannon after crossing finish line”

Pastoral, Aug 10, Arapahoe T – “ran into rail”

Jet Latino, Aug 11, Arapahoe R – “RF fracture just prior to finish line”

Through a FOIA request to the Colorado Department of Revenue, I have confirmed the following kills at Arapahoe Park in 2019:

Tee Elle Cee, Jun 18 – “septic r tarsus, opposite limb laminitis”

Divinesilverlining, Jun 24, racing – “fractured shoulder”

Montezuma Ridge, Jul 13 – “found dead in stall with trauma – colic” (two years old)

Prairie Cruisin, Jul 15, training – “fell after work – fractured shoulder”

Listen to Reason, Aug 10, racing – “fractured LFA”

Through a FOIA request to the Colorado Department of Revenue, I have confirmed the following kills at Arapahoe Park in 2018. Please note, however, that no training deaths were forwarded, which can only mean one thing: trainers/owners are not required to disclose those. So, this list should be seen as (significantly) incomplete.

Selway, June 1, Arapahoe R
“sudden death”

Dauns First Desirio, June 10, Arapahoe R (died at hospital next day)
“heatstroke – renal failure”

Dominance Period, July 1, Arapahoe R
“fracture MCIII”

Preachers Money, July 7, Arapahoe R
“fracture MCIII”

Gins and Giggles, July 7, Arapahoe R
“condylar fracture”

Black Gargola, July 27, Arapahoe R
“fracture”

Mobiledixie, August 11, Arapahoe R
“fracture sesamoid”

In addition, these still-very-much-active racehorses died on track grounds from what the industry craftily calls “non-racing” causes. Technically true, perhaps, but morally they are no less casualties of this vile business than the ones above.

Cougar Cowboy, June 29, Arapahoe
“colic, nephrosplenic entrapment – euthanized”

Titfortat, July 4, Arapahoe
“pleuritis, sick for two-plus weeks – euthanized” (last raced in June)

Through a FOIA request to the Colorado Department of Revenue, I have confirmed the following kills at Arapahoe Park in 2017.

No Double Dippen, April 28, training
“tendon, [but] previous injury”

Mr Wine Opener, May 19, race 3
“fell – lumbar fracture”

Contour, May 21, race 6
“MCIII fracture”

Thunderclap Newman, June 15, training
“trauma in the gate – died” (ten years old, 71 races – yet still they wanted more)

Tiznow and Forever, June 16, race 4
“disarticulation”

Panthers Fast Dash, June 30, race 2
“MCIII fracture” (two years old and already his fourth race)

Blow Me a Kiss, August 6, race 8
“sudden death following win” (two years old – “sudden death”)

In addition, the following still-very-much-active racehorses died on track grounds from what the industry deceptively calls “non-racing” causes. No matter, morally speaking they are no less casualties of this vile business than the ones above.

Give Mea Reason Baby, May 4
“colic…had history of previous colic”

Stormeor, May 13
“colic” (averaged 23.5 lengths back in 4 “career” races – trainer, Stetson Rushton)

Through a FOIA request to the Colorado Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following racehorse deaths at Arapahoe Park in 2016:

Super Endeavor, May 22, Arapahoe training, “double fracture”
A.P. Wildcat, May 22, Arapahoe 7, “died in race” (chart said “injured, vanned off”)
Katie T, May 31, Arapahoe training, “respiratory” (being prepped for first race)
Playmaker B, June 15, Arapahoe training, “died at gallop” (being prepped for first race)
Jesse Pinkman, June 24, Arapahoe 2, “carpus fracture” (first race)
Jessa Shotuv Taquila, June 24, Arapahoe 9, “died pre-race”
Suancesong, July 15, Arapahoe 9, “fetlock fracture” (41st race)
Kryptanite, July 22, Arapahoe 4, “fetlock fracture”
Blizzard Warning, July 23, Arapahoe 4, “shoulder fracture” (after winning)
Abeachindynasty, July 29, Arapahoe 6, “fracture”

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There can be no justification for the killing of animals for $2 bets. End it. Now.