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)