Through a FOIA request to the Florida DBPR, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks thus far this year. Please note that the vast majority came without details (e.g., nature of injury); some quoted material was pulled from Equibase charts.

Sir Senescal, Jan 3, Gulfstream R – “fell, euthanized on track”

Precedence, Jan 12, Palm Meadows T

Halsey, Jan 12, Tampa Bay R – “took a bad step”

Classic Amadeus, Jan 13, Gulfstream T

Super Baby, Jan 13, Palm Meadows T

Wanda Girl, Jan 16, Gulfstream T

Don’s Beach, Jan 16, Tampa Bay R

Dreamingofmermaids, Jan 24, Gulfstream R – “went wrong, pulled up in distress”

Future Treasure, Jan 24, Gulfstream West T

Tripwire, Jan 26, Gulfstream R – “collapsed fatally”

San Diego Slugger, Jan 27, Gulfstream R (died or euthanized next day)

She’s Unbridled, Jan 31, Gulfstream T

yet-to-be-named, Feb 2, Gulfstream T

Frankie’s Dragon, Feb 2, Pompano T

No More Cache, Feb 2, Tampa Bay R – “took a bad step”

Siberian Treasure, Feb 3, Gulfstream T

Lodestar, Feb 3, Tampa Bay R – “open, total disarticulation fracture”

Souper Wish, Feb 10, Palm Meadows T

Aeromosa, Feb 10, Tampa Bay R – “sudden death” (three years old)

Porter Street, Feb 18, Gulfstream R – “pulled up in distress”

Oro Bird, Feb 18, Gulfstream R – “went wrong”

Ms. Maximum, Feb 22, Gulfstream R – “pulled up in distress”

First Warrior, Feb 23, Gulfstream R – “sustained a fatal leg injury, fell”

Pop’s Irish Rose, Feb 28, Gulfstream R – “pulled up in distress, euthanized on track”

Howies Dune, Mar 2, Gulfstream T

Lunar Illusion, Mar 3, Palm Meadows T

Giant Dilemma, Mar 16, Gulfstream R – “went wrong”

Savannah Belle, Mar 17, Palm Meadows T

Miss Contessa, Mar 20, Gulfstream R – “location of deceased animal: rakeyard where she was put down”

Whiskey Train, Mar 23, Tampa Bay R – “multiple fractures fetlock”

Union Ranks, Mar 30, Tampa Bay R – “fracture cannon bone”

Alpha Orionis, Mar 31, Palm Meadows T

Bertie Mee, Mar 31, Tampa Bay T – “comminuted fracture pastern”

Gran Paraiso, Mar 31, Tampa Bay R – “sesamoid fracture, rupture”

Morning Buzz, Apr 5, Gulfstream R – “pulled up in distress”

Notcho Daddy, Apr 5, Tampa Bay R – “collapse, cardiac episode” (two years old)

Divide, Apr 7, Gulfstream T

Mongo Nation, Apr 7, Gulfstream T

Fast Track Kathern, Apr 7, Gulfstream R – “pulled up in distress, euthanized on track”

Flashgun, Apr 10, Gulfstream T

Night Rythm, Apr 12, Tampa Bay R – “sesamoid fracture, suspensory rupture”

Wiwi Celebration, Apr 13, Tampa Bay R – “fracture, [ligament] severed/ruptured”

Queen Sofia, Apr 15, Tampa Bay – “complications from pleuropneumonia”

Zero Out, Apr 16, Tampa Bay T – “euthanized due to condyle”

Before, Apr 18, Palm Meadows T

Silver Drill, Apr 20, Gulfstream T

Dash of Dazzle, Apr 21, Gulfstream T

Cut Me Loose, Apr 21, Gulfstream West T

Catholic Brother, Apr 24, Palm Meadows T

U S Academy, Apr 26, Gulfstream R (died or euthanized Apr 29)

Pictures of You, Apr 28, Tampa Bay T – “fracture sesamoids”

Sly Embrace, May 3, Tampa Bay R – “fracture P1 and ankle”

Bear Field, May 6, Gulfstream T

Nodebtdanny, May 11, Gulfstream T

Saratoga Breeze, May 17, Gulfstream R – “fell leaving the turn”

Jazzy Beach, May 20, Gulfstream T

Paint in Black, May 23, Gulfstream T

Big Alex, May 26, Gulfstream West T

Dempsey, May 30, Gulfstream R – “pulled up in distress”

Through a FOIA request to the Florida DBPR, I have confirmed the following kills on that state’s tracks in the second half of 2018 (first half report here).

Fadelza, July 12, Gulfstream T
Midnight Salsa, July 13, Palm Meadows T
Mud in Yer Eye, July 17, Palm Meadows T
Fire Warrior, August 17, Palm Meadows T
Nice for What, August 18, Palm Meadows T
Banco Negro, August 20, Gulfstream T
Seven Oh Three, August 25, Palm Meadows T
Dana’s Ride, September 5, Gulfstream T
Alcuin, September 14, Gulfstream R
Menehune, September 15, Gulfstream T
Dudacity, September 16, Gulfstream R
Cosmic Outlaw, September 27, Gulfstream T
Fueledbydrama, September 29, Gulfstream T
Outback Bob, September 29, Gulfstream T
Two Step Blues, September 29, Gulfstream T
R Secret Life, October 2, Gulfstream T
Geaux Beaux, October 6, Palm Meadows T
Fusil de Chasse, October 9, Gulfstream T
Queen of Credit, October 12, Gulfstream W R
Prospectively, October 14, Gulfstream W R
Sing For Me George, October 29, Pompano T
Super Duper Girl, November 8, Gulfstream W R
Forty Hits, November 12, Gulfstream T
Horner Man, November 17, Gulfstream T
Dreaming of Aca, November 20, Gulfstream T
Real Wicked, November 23, Gulfstream T
Iron Flash, December 2, Gulfstream R (euthanized December 6)
More to Adore, December 8, Tampa Bay R
Burning Wild, December 9, Gulfstream R
Tractable, December 15, Gulfstream T
Sambucca Steve, December 20, Gulfstream R
Uglich, December 26, Gulfstream R (chart said “vanned off”; actually dead on track)
Battle Joined, December 27, Gulfstream R
Celebrity Warrior, December 28, Tampa Bay R
Killer Kitten, December 30, Gulfstream R

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.

Yates, July 3, Gulfstream
Sahara Storm, September 10, Gulfstream – “colitis, pneumonia”
Coracrevi Team, October 8, Gulfstream W – “colic”
Golden Diamond, November 20, Tampa Bay – “colitis, endotoxemia”

Through a FOIA request to the Florida DBPR, I have confirmed the following 51 kills on that state’s tracks in the first half of 2018:

Brianna’s Bucket, January 1, Gulfstream, race 10

Buckwellspent, January 3, Tampa Bay, race 1

Leavem in Malibu, January 8, Palm Meadows, training

Double Cabernet, January 15, Gulfstream, race 8
fell and was “struck” by two other horses

Run for Bruce, January 16, Tampa Bay, training
“massive cardiac episode” – two years old

Forty Lengths, January 18, Gulfstream, race 5

Tree Peeps, January 19, Tampa Bay, race 6 (euthanized January 20)
“comminuted fracture”

Eye of the Lion, January 26, Gulfstream, race 5

Exonerate, January 28, Gulfstream, training

R Kinsley Doll, January 28, Tampa Bay, race 2

Watercross, February 7, Gulfstream, race 10
collapsed after race – two years old

Base Command, February 11, Gulfstream, training

Currency Rate, February 12, Gulfstream, training

Tutti Sanno, February 17, Tampa Bay, race 7
“condylar fracture with joint disarticulation”

Smoke N the Bottle, February 18, Tampa Bay, training
“suspect cardiac arrest”

Destiny’s Song, February 23, Tampa Bay, race 4
collapsed after “winning”

Sistine Sista, February 24, Gulfstream, race 3

Send It In, February 24, Gulfstream, race 12

Awaken, February 25, Tampa Bay, training
“traumatic breakdown of fetlock”

Signature Data, February 28, Gulfstream, training

Mission Awareness, February 28, Tampa Bay, race 3

Third Man In, March 2, Gulfstream, race 11

Village Express, March 4, Gulfstream, training

Leucosia, March 7, Tampa Bay, training
“cardiac collapse” – two years old

Ventina, March 11, Gulfstream, race 10 (euthanized March 12)
“comminuted fracture”

Dubai Bob, March 11, Gulfstream W, training

B J’s K Town Girl, March 14, Gulfstream, training (euthanized March 15)
2-year-old being prepped for first race

Mr. Lou, March 16, Tampa Bay, training
2-year-old being prepped for first race

Tyler U, March 16, Tampa Bay, training

Coxswain, March 17, Gulfstream, race 4
“compound comminuted fracture”

Real Love, March 21, Gulfstream, training
3-year-old being prepped for first race

Atizapan, March 24, Gulfstream, race 4

Snowber, March 31, Tampa Bay, race 10

Morning Song, April 1, Gulfstream, race 7
second race

Magical Memory, April 10, Tampa Bay, training
coming off first race

Arabian Queen, April 11, Tampa Bay, race 7

Enders Cat, April 12, Gulfstream W, training

yet-to-be-named, April 12, Palm Meadows, training

Laguna Dream, April 21, Gulfstream, training

Twas Nero, April 22, Gulfstream, race 8

Ganesh, April 22, Palm Meadows, training

Seminole Charlie, April 22, Tampa Bay, race 9
“sudden collapse and died – suspect cardiovascular event” – three years old

Pappi Juan, May 5, Tampa Bay, training
3-year-old being prepped for first race

Hard Left, May 7, Tampa Bay, training

Half Grey, May 19, Gulfstream, race 7

Dreaming of Jo Jo, May 19, Gulfstream, race 8

Awesome On Feet, May 24, Gulfstream, race 9

Cow Town Coyote, June 1, Palm Meadows, training
4-year-old being prepped for first race

Digits, June 17, Gulfstream, race 8

R Swift Taylor, June 24, Gulfstream W, training

Blame It On Ashlee, June 29, Gulfstream, training
3-year-old being prepped for first race

In addition, the following horses perished on track grounds from what the industry terms “non-racing” causes. In truth, they are no less casualties than the ones above.

Lucy Love, March 14, Gulfstream
“anaphylactic reaction to vitamin E injection”

Sargent, May 31, Gulfstream
“laminitis” – yet-to-be-raced 2-year-old

Through a FOIA request to the Florida Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation, I have confirmed the following kills on that state’s tracks in the second half (July-Dec) of 2017. (Notes: The Dept. did not forward immediate causes of death; since I began doing this, Florida’s record-keeping has been among the worst – misspelled names, duplicate entries, and most significantly, under-reporting of deaths.)

Slacks of Course, July 1, Gulfstream, race 3

Madame Butterfly, July 24, Gulfstream W, training

Accomplice, July 27, Gulfstream, race 10
(ten years old, 82nd race)

Thousandinmypocket, July 29, Gulfstream, training
(two years old, being prepped for first race)

Bella Kittens, July 29, Gulfstream, training

Stormin Dude, August 5, Gulfstream, training
(two years old, being prepped for first race)

Run Lucky Run, August 11, Gulfstream W, training
(two years old, being prepped for first race)

Sweet Point, August 17, Gulfstream, training
(last five races, all maiden claiming: combined 87 back; trainer, Diosdado Iglesias)

Sing in the Hands, August 19, Gulfstream W, training
(two total races: combined 47 back)

Latin Danger (sic), September 8, Gulfstream W, training

Personal Princess, September 15, Gulfstream W, training
(four total races: one 8th, three lasts – combined 93 back; trainer, Antonio Cioffi)

Storm Troops, September 22, Gulfstream, training
(coming off first race)

Dancing Wind, September 27, Gulfstream, race 9

Gone Jak, October 19, Gulfstream W, race 6
(coming off a last-of-11, 35 back just 12 days prior; trainer, Rosemary Homeister)

Majestic Won, October 23, Pompano, training

French Edge, October 28, Gulfstream, training

Tomoe, November 3, Gulfstream, training

Patriot Man, November 4, Gulfstream, training
(two years old, being prepped for first race)

Gran Airspeed, November 5, Gulfstream, training

Breezed Bayou, November 17, Tampa Bay, training

Golden Dude, November 22, Tampa Bay, training
(two years old, being prepped for first race)

Highborn, November 25, Gulfstream, training
(just two and had already been raced six times; trainer, Jose Pinchin)

Spence Girl, November 25, Tampa Bay, race 6 (euthanized November 26)

Dularie, December 9, Tampa Bay, training

Honor Earned, December 13, Tampa Bay, race 3

Saturday Storms, December 16, Tampa Bay, training
(63 races)

Frau Riley, December 23, Gulfstream, training

K Wave, December 28, Tampa Bay, training

Time in Motion, December 29, Gulfstream, race 7
(first race)

Speighgal, December 30, Gulfstream, race 9

Sophieshardtocatch, December 30, Tampa Bay, race 10

In addition, the following racehorse died on track grounds from what the industry craftily calls a “non-racing” cause. Technically true, perhaps, but morally he is no less a casualty of this vile business than the ones above.

Coco, December 13, Gulfstream
“colic”

Florida’s January-June Report

Through a FOIA request to the Florida DBPR, I have confirmed the following 44 deaths on or at Florida racetracks January-June:

Candu Cait, January 6, Gulfstream, race 7 (chart merely said “vanned off”)

Catira Rock, January 6, Gulfstream, race 10 (chart merely said “vanned off”)

Aubrees the First, January 8, Tampa Bay, training

Copingaway, January 14, Gulfstream, race 10, “fractured humerus”

Prague, January 15, Gulfstream, training

Whip N Nay Nay, January 17, Gulfstream, training

Lupos Phantom, January 20, Gulfstream, training

Conquest Vixen, January 27, Gulfstream W, training – 2-year-old being prepped for first race

Whiskey Wizard, January 27, Gulfstream, training – 4-year-old coming off three last-place maiden-claiming finishes in a row

Lucky Rascal, January 28, Tampa Bay, race 7

Gretna Graeme, February 2, Tampa Bay, training

Lord Ruler, February 4, Gulfstream, race 8, “compound oblique fracture”

Mrs Peacock, February 4, Tampa Bay, training

Starship Stache, February 9, Tampa Bay, race 7 (chart merely said “vanned off”)

Diamond Tour, February 11, Tampa Bay, race 3 (chart merely said “vanned off”)

Itsnotezbeinbreezy, February 11, Tampa Bay, race 9 (chart said nothing bad at all)

Five Wars, February 17, Gulfstream, training

Gonnawinalot, February 17, Tampa Bay, race 8 (chart merely said “lugged out badly”)

Lady Nura, February 18, Gulfstream, training

Mr. Rose, February 18, Gulfstream, training

Kingston Bay, February 26, Gulfstream, race 5 (chart merely said “fell, vanned off”)

B Evas Lucky Lad, February 26, Pompano

Chance of Luck, March 2, Tampa Bay, training, “died heart attack”

Tizcano, March 5, Gulfstream W, training

Dickens, March 5, Tampa Bay, race 1 (chart merely said “vanned off”)

Morgans Harbour, March 9, Gulfstream, “colic” (doesn’t state whether euthanized or just died) – last raced only two weeks prior

Stormy’s Return, March 12, Gulfstream, race 7 (chart merely said “fell, vanned off”)

Record Store, March 12, Pompano

Sir Newton, March 13, Tampa Bay, training

Glacial Ocean, March 17, Tampa Bay, training, “died – cardiac arrest” – six years old

Ohio, March 20, Gulfstream W, training

yet-to-be-named, April 1, Tampa Bay, training

Donna’s Dream, April 10, Tampa Bay, training, “flipped over and broke her shoulder – euthanized”; “her remains are now in the manure facility”

Imslopokerodriguez, April 15, Tampa Bay, training

Smart Answer, April 15, Tampa Bay, race 3 (chart merely said “vanned off”)

Mo Wees, April 16, Gulfstream, race 1 (chart merely said “fell, vanned off”)

Southern Thang, April 20, Tampa Bay, training

Yorkshire Inn, April 23, Tampa Bay, race 9

Cinchona, April 29, Gulfstream, training – 2-year-old being prepped for first race

Dealingatthegate, May 7, Tampa Bay, race 7 (chart merely said “vanned off”)

Malibu Eyes, May 13, Gulfstream W, training

All Irish, May 24, Gulfstream, training – coming off a last of 11, 28+ back 18 days prior

Hawks Linda Lou, June 14, Oxford, prior to race 3, “the horse flipped and fell while being saddled for racing, hitting its head on the ground; the horse was immediately rendered unconscious and shortly thereafter expired”

El Rustico, June 15, Gulfstream, race 5 (chart merely said “injured, vanned off”)