Through a FOIA request to the Florida DBPR, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks thus far this year. The single-page “reports” mostly came without immediate causes of death, so I’ve supplemented with notes from Equibase.

Kantstaros, Jan 2, Gulfstream R – “pulled up, vanned off, [euthanized]”
Stormy D, Jan 2, Tampa Bay S – “colic” (last raced Dec 11)
Fan Fan, Jan 5, Tampa Bay R – “biaxial sesamoid fractures”
Rakasa, Jan 14, Gulfstream R – “suffered catastrophic injury past wire”
Coalition Building, Jan 15, Gulfstream T – “racing-animal death”
Beat the Odds, Jan 22, Tampa Bay T – “[broke] both front cannons” (two years old)
Vow Me Now, Jan 23, Gulfstream T – “racing-animal death”
Umbra, Jan 29, Gulfstream R – “pulled up, vanned off, [euthanized]” (first race)
Starship Mishka, Feb 12, Gulfstream T – “racing-animal death”
Cielo d’Oro, Feb 12, Tampa Bay R – “open, displaced condyle fracture”
Sue’s Shoes, Mar 2, Tampa Bay T – “multiple fractures”
Eye of the Temple, Mar 5, Gulfstream T – “racing-animal death”
Awesome Remix, Mar 9, Gulfstream R – “suffered catastrophic injury” (first race)
Face of Victory, Mar 10, Gulfstream R – “pulled up, vanned off, [euthanized]”
Fiery Princess, Mar 11, Tampa Bay S – “sudden death” (four years old)
Thecradlewillrock, Apr 1, Tampa Bay R – “ruptured patella [before race]”
Sweet Baby Raelynn, Apr 1, Tampa Bay R – “disarticulated fetlock”
Twice too Many, Apr 3, Gulfstream R (euth Apr 7) – “racing-animal death”
Reinagol, Apr 5, Palm Meadows T – “racing-animal death”
Master Q, Apr 9, Gulfstream T – “racing-animal death”
Nashville Note, Apr 10, Tampa Bay T – “fractured pastern”
Diamond Play, Apr 12, Gulfstream T – “racing-animal death”
Uncle Hanover, Apr 12, Pompano T – “catastrophic cannon fracture”
Never Say Know, Apr 16, Gulfstream T – “racing-animal death”
Bimini, Apr 22, Palm Meadows T – “racing-animal death”
Inner Wave, Apr 28, Gulfstream R – “fell, vanned off, [euthanized]”
Superposition, Jun 10, Gulfstream R – “pulled up, vanned off, [euthanized]”

Through a FOIA request to the Florida DBPR, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks in 2021 (this is part 2; part 1 here). Please note, however, that zero stall deaths were forwarded. In addition, the single-page “reports” mostly came without immediate causes of death. In short, Florida’s recordkeeping is, along with New Mexico’s, the worst in the nation. So, I’m absolutely certain that this is not a full accounting of Florida carnage. (Because of the paucity of information, where possible I’ve supplemented with notes from Equibase.)

Michigan Avenue, Jul 15, Gulfstream T – “deceased” (two years old)
Chit Chat Bang, Jul 22, Gulfstream T – “deceased” (two years old, coming off first race)
Disputant, Aug 13, Gulfstream T – “had a fracture” (two years old)
Bulk, Aug 20, Gulfstream R – “went wrong in the left hind”
Now a Jaguar, Aug 26, Gulfstream T – “deceased”
Autumn Heir, Aug 30, Gulfstream T – “deceased” (two years old)
Squeezadios, Sep 17, Gulfstream R – “suffered a catastrophic injury, euthanized”
Serengeti Sunshine, Sep 18, Gulfstream T – “deceased” (coming off first race)
Anaya’s Secret, Sep 26, Palm Meadows T – “deceased” (two years old)
Starship Simba, Oct 1, Gulfstream T – “deceased”
Fulmini, Oct 9, Gulfstream R – “collapsed on the gallop out” (three years old)
Sunshine City, Oct 18, Gulfstream T – “deceased” (three years old)
Estilo Exitoso, Nov 20, Tampa Bay T – “fractured scapula” (two years old)
Gator Bite, Nov 21, Tampa Bay T – “[multiple] fractures”
Mineyerownmalone, Nov 27, Tampa Bay R – “suspensory rupture”
Garter and Tie, Dec 5, Gulfstream T – “deceased”
R Big G, Dec 12, Tampa Bay T – “compound fracture, disarticulated fetlock”

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, however, that the single-page “reports” mostly came without immediate causes of death. More broadly, Florida’s recordkeeping is, along with New Mexico’s, the most slipshod in the nation. So, I’m absolutely certain that this is not a full accounting of Florida carnage. (Because of the paucity of information, I’ve supplemented some entries with notes from Equibase.)

Salto Del Sabio, Jan 3, Gulfstream T

Calamity Kat, Jan 7, Gulfstream R – “took a bad step”

Extinguish, Jan 9, Gulfstream S

Favored, Jan 15, Gulfstream R – “fell, and perished on the track” (first ever race)

The Orinoco Kraken, Jan 15, Tampa Bay T – “fractured shoulder” (two years old)

Old Main, Jan 18, Gulfstream S – “endotoxemia/laminitis” (just three years old)

Ceevee, Jan 19, Gulfstream T (hadn’t been raced in over 18 months)

Titan Charge, Jan 20, Tampa Bay T – “comminuted fracture”

Pool Shark, Jan 22, Palm Meadows T

Karen de Diva, Jan 23, Gulfstream W T (two years old, being prepped for debut)

Smarty Queen, Jan 25, Palm Meadows T

Rub My Belly, Jan 27, Gulfstream R – “suffered a catastrophic injury to RF”

Unbridled Embrace, Jan 1-Jan 31, Gulfstream W T

Air Force One, Feb 5, Gulfstream T – “right shoulder injury”

Bourbon Highway, Feb 6, Gulfstream R – “took an awkward stride”

Da Alpha, Feb 7, Tampa Bay R – “fractured neck [presumably in gate]”

Highland Moon, Feb 18, Gulfstream W T – “right shoulder fracture”

Marlon B, Feb 19, Palm Meadows T

Wicksters Dream, Feb 24, Gulfstream R – “collapsed midway around the turn”

Aquaphobia, Feb 27, Gulfstream R – “pulled up shortly after the finish”

Shootinforthemoon, Feb 28, Gulfstream T

Mozano, Mar 3, Tampa Bay R – “was pulled up in apparent distress”

Smart Warrior, Mar 3, Tampa Bay R – “fell to the course, apparent catastrophic injury”

Dosha, Mar 5, Tampa Bay R – “complete dislocation RF fetlock”

Good Friend Marvin, Mar 6, Gulfstream T

Tap the Potential, Mar 7, Palm Meadows T (two years old, being prepped for debut)

Stop the Traffic, Mar 17, Pompano R

Deal Two, Mar 18, Gulfstream R

Hickerson, Mar 18, Palm Meadows T

Nakoda, Mar 18, Palm Meadows T

Pinar, Mar 19, Tampa Bay T

Andrea’s Worry, Mar 24, Tampa Bay R – “fractured sesamoids, cannon bone”

Silent Jet, Mar 26, Tampa Bay R – “fractured sesamoid, euthanized”

What Else Is New, Apr 7, Tampa Bay T – “comminuted fracture” (coming off first race)

Princess Savanna, Apr 9, Gulfstream T

Darla, Apr 10, Gulfstream T

Naco, Apr 16, Gulfstream R (euthanized Apr 19)

Pleasant Wish, Apr 24, Tampa Bay R – “cardiovascular event – sudden death”

Allgorilla, Apr 24, Tampa Bay R – “collapsed, sudden death” (had just turned four)

Biz Maker, Apr 30, Tampa Bay R – “fell: compound, comminuted cannon fracture”

S K Flyer, Apr 30, Tampa Bay R – “fell to the track, sudden death” (three years old)

Air Traffic, May 5, Gulfstream T

Prowler, May 11, Palm Meadows T

yet-to-be-named 2-year-old, May 13, Gulfstream T – “fell and split rear legs”

Smoke ‘n’ Gloat, May 13, Gulfstream R – “collapsed near the three-sixteenths pole”

Gracefully, May 20, Gulfstream T

Geometrico, May 24, Palm Meadows S – “found [dead] at 4:20 am” (three years old)

Canaveral Ride (probably sic), Jun 4, Gulfstream S

Harper Go Lucky, Jun 4, Gulfstream R – “took a bad step”

Ghost Withthe Most, Jun 4, Palm Meadows T (two years old, being prepped for debut)

King of Rock, Jun 6, Gulfstream R – “suffered an injury to LF leg and was euthanized”

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