Through a “Public Records Act” request, I have confirmed the following 16 deaths at Florida racetracks in the second quarter of 2015:

4-year-old Starstruck Slew, April 1, Tampa Bay 6

5-year-old Gentleman’s Kitten, April 4, Gulfstream, training

2-year-old Empire’s Court, April 10, Tampa Bay 10

4-year-old Crowned Heart, April 13, Gulfstream W, training

5-year-old South Floyd, April 15, Gulfstream, training

Oakley Sydney, April 15, Pompano Park

6-year-old Dreaming of Danny, April 17, Gulfstream 4
(chart said “[took] some bad steps”)

3-year-old To the River, April 24, Tampa Bay 8

unnamed, May 4, Gulfstream, training
Location of deceased animal: “Horse Pit”

3-year-old Slynninberg, May 9, Gulfstream, training

A & G Cover Girl, June 3, “colic – large colon torsion”

3-year-old Lucie Brown, June 7, Gulfstream 7 (died June 10 from post-surgery stroke)

Chiki, June 15, Gulfstream, training
Location of deceased animal: “Horse path between barns 6 and 10”

2-year-old Amphipolis, June 22, Gulfstream, training
Location of deceased animal: “Horse Pit”

2-year-old Flying Sapphire, June 28, Gulfstream, training

5-year-old Meleager, June 28, Gulfstream 1

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Through a “Public Records Act” request, I have confirmed the following 42 deaths at Florida racetracks in the first quarter of 2015:

4-year-old Sharp Harbour, January 2, Tampa Bay 4

3-year-old Humble Hero, January 3, Gulfstream, training

2-year-old Sparkling Form, January 5, Hialeah 5
(chart merely said “vanned off”)

2-year-old Discreet Romance, January 7, Calder, training

TSM Lil Orphan Andy, January 7, Pompano 9
“broken right hind leg”

3-year-old Bob and Louie, January 11, Tampa Bay, training

4-year-old Pinpoint Pal, January 14, Tampa Bay 1
“broke its front right leg and had to be euthanized” (chart merely said “vanned off”)

5-year-old Top Partner, January 16, Tampa Bay, training

3-year-old Mt Everest, January 17, Calder, training

2-year-old Bah Zinga, January 17, Hialeah 8
(chart merely said “vanned off”)

4-year-old Ratso Rizzo, January 18, Gulfstream 5 (euthanized January 19)

3-year-old Brooks Gift, January 18, Tampa Bay 8
(chart merely said “vanned off”)

3-year-old My Uncle Frank, January 21, Tampa Bay 4
(chart merely said “vanned off”)

4-year-old Flying Jessica, January 23, Hialeah 5
(chart merely said “vanned off” – after winning)

2-year-old St Peter of Rome, January 31, Gulfstream, training

3-year-old Andre Five, January 31, Tampa Bay
“neurological condition – presumptive diagnosis of EPM”

3-year-old Force Nine, February 1, Tampa Bay, training

2-year-old Leroy Rose, February 5, Gulfstream, training

4-year-old La Ranchera, February 6, Tampa Bay 6

3-year-old Carol Ann, February 6, Tampa Bay 6
(chart merely said “fell over a fallen foe”)

4-year-old Silic Oui, February 8, Tampa Bay, training

3-year-old Wild Moon, February 13, Tampa Bay 10 (euthanized February 14)
(chart merely said “vanned off”)

2-year-old Lord of Fire, February 15, Hialeah 7
“fracture right carpus, humanely destroyed” (chart merely said “vanned off”)

2-year-old Lookatu, February 15, Tampa Bay, training

3-year-old Exquisite Monarch, February 22, Tampa Bay, training

3-year-old Seeking Sallie, February 25, Tampa Bay, training

3-year-old Inspeightofthings, February 27, Gulfstream W, training

3-year-old Caton’s Cruise, March 7, Gulfstream, training

5-year-old Happy Harvey, March 8, Gulfstream 2
(chart merely said “vanned off”)

6-year-old Rollthediceagain, March 13, Tampa Bay 9
(chart merely said “vanned off”)

8-year-old Varsity, March 14, Tampa Bay 4
(chart merely said “vanned off”)

2-year-old Libertyville, March 15, Tampa Bay, training

4-year-old Golden Friendships, March 17, Gulfstream 3
(chart merely said “vanned off”)

3-year-old Irish Media, March 18, Gulfstream 8
(chart merely said “vanned off”)

8-year-old Riding the River, March 19, Gulfstream 7
(chart merely said “vanned off”)

2-year-old Jake, March 20, Gulfstream, training

5-year-old Wild Kiss, March 21, Tampa Bay 6

3-year-old Iron Media, March 21, Tampa Bay 6
(chart merely said “fell over a fallen foe”)

2-year-old Letshaveacocktail, March 23, Gulfstream W, training

4-year-old Developer, March 26, Tampa Bay, training

5-year-old Carson City Brew, March 29, Gulfstream, training

3-year-old Undercover Kitten, March 29, Gulfstream 12
(chart merely said “vanned off”)

Through a “Public Records” request, I have confirmed the following 46 deaths at Florida racetracks over the last six months of 2014. (A reminder: These are only the ones reported to the Florida Commission – there were surely others.)

3-year-old Fun Elusive, July 5, Gulfstream 3

4-year-old Offlee Fast, July 7, Calder, training

4-year-old Save Your Pennies, July 24, Gulfstream 3 (euth July 26)

3-year-old Curly Queen, July 27, Gulfstream 7

2-year-old Dixie’s Pegasus, July 28, Gulfstream, training
“Location of deceased animal: Kill Pit”

3-year-old Baltic Princess, July 29, Calder, training
“Location of deceased animal: Calder Racetrack Horse Pit”

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4-year-old Seventh Apostle, August 1, Gulfstream, training

5-year-old Top Excitement, August 10, Gulfstream, training
“Location of deceased animal: Deceased Horse Pit”

4-year-old Party Lad, August 30, Calder, training

3-year-old Warpaint Gold, September 7, Gulfstream, training
(in last race on August 1, finished last – 33 lengths back)

8-year-old Marija’s Wish, September 13, Gulfstream 1
“Location of deceased animal: Gulfstream Park Horse Pit”

3-year-old Skoll, September 17, Calder, training

6-year-old Major Prince, September 24, Gulfstream West, training

10-year-old Kaylee’s Comet, September 25, Gulfstream, training

4-year-old Vizcaya Star, September 26, Gulfstream 1

5-year-old Scorpion Al, October 2, Gulfstream 1

2-year-old Decisive Decision, October 3, Gulfstream 5

6-year-old Zeffee, October 6, Gulfstream W, training
(in last race on September 28, finished last – 39+ lengths back)

8-year-old Decaf Again, November 5, Gulfstream, training

Standardbred Two Step Turn, November 7, Pompano
“pleuro-pneumonia”
“[trainer] Hennessy stated that one of his workers found the horse dead on the floor”

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5-year-old Igotitdad, November 8, Gulfstream W 1

6-year-old Forever Conga, November 19, Tampa Bay
(in last race on October 25, finished last of 14)

5-year-old Good Girl Grace, November 20, Tampa Bay

3-year-old Justa Little Evil, November 22, Gulfstream W, training
“broke down wet track training in the am”

3-year-old La Hija de Olga, November 22, Gulfstream W 10
(in penultimate race on October 25, “hit the gate at the start,” last of 10)

4-year-old Lion Keen, November 24, Gulfstream, training

3-year-old Mischieviousmelodi, November 25, Tampa Bay, training

5-year-old Miss Prim, November 26, Gulfstream W 4

4-year-old Lost Yer Number, November 29, Tampa Bay 5

2-year-old Royal Legend, December 8, Gulfstream
“horse died in the stall”

2-year-old Miss Dashwood, December 9, Palm Meadows Training Center, training
“possible heart attack”

5-year-old Color Blind, December 10, Tampa Bay, training

4-year-old Danielle’s Honor, December 11, Tampa Bay, training
(in last race on October 3, finished last – 30+ lengths back)

3-year-old Tour the City, December 14, Gulfstream 4
“heart attack”

3-year-old Freights Bay, December 16, Gulfstream 2

4-year-old War Classic, December 16, Gulfstream 9

Fancy Star, December 17, Gulfstream, training

5-year-old Sarava’s Pete, December 17, Gulfstream W, training

4-year-old Roman’s Avenue, December 19, Tampa Bay, training

3-year-old Kilted, December 20, Tampa Bay, training

3-year-old Trini Vision, December 21, Gulfstream W, training

Dusty AP (pony), December 24, Hialeah
“Location of deceased animal: Maintenance Area”

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7-year-old Grand Rapport, December 26, Gulfstream 6

6-year-old On Appeal, December 27, Gulfstream 1

3-year-old I Got Id, December 27, Gulfstream 5

Standardbred Stonebridge A Doze, December 29, Pompano Park

Of the 17 horses killed while racing, 14 were originally reported (on the charts) as merely “vanned off”; the other 3 had nothing negative attached to their names. In other words, not one of the 17 raceday deaths could have been positively gleaned from the charts. That, combined with the 29 entirely hidden deaths (23 training, 6 “other”) means that as far as the public knew, no racehorse died on or at Florida tracks in the second half of 2014. Imagine that. This industry rests on a foundation of lies.

Through a “Public Records” request, I have confirmed the following 24 deaths at Florida racetracks in the 2nd quarter, 2014:

2-year-old Lucky Leroy, April 2, Tampa Bay, training

3-year-old Olmeca, April 4, Calder
“ruptured bladder” (DNF in his only race, March 21)
“Destroyed by: L. Gonzalez” “Removed by: Lowe’s Dead Animal Removal”

4-year-old Vivi’s Party Girl, April 7, Calder
“internal bleeding” (in her last race on March 30, finished last – 50+ lengths back)
“Removed by: Lowe’s Dead Animal Removal”

2-year-old First Glance, April 9, Tampa Bay, training

3-year-old D K Warrior, April 10, Tampa Bay, training

2-year-old Mongol Ring, April 11, Calder 1
“Destroyed by: H. Carroll” “Removed by: Lowe’s Dead Animal Removal”

2-year-old Moonshine Gracie, April 13, Gulfstream, training

5-year-old Kollos, April 14, Calder, training
“Destroyed by: Euthanasia” “Removed by: Lowe’s Dead Animal Removal”

5-year-old Onetwopunch, April 17, Tampa Bay, training

4-year-old Goodness Sakes, April 18, Calder, training

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4-year-old Soulsinging, April 20, Gulfstream, training

4-year-old Classy Marlene, April 20, Calder 6
“fractured P1 & P2 left hind, shattered with no limb stability”
“Destroyed by: H. Carroll” “Removed by: Lowe’s Dead Animal Removal”

4-year-old Skinner, April 25, Tampa Bay, training

5-year-old Marine, April 26, Gulfstream 9

3-year-old Country Tricker, May 1, Calder
“Destroyed by: Not Apply, Died by himself – Barn 50 Stall 12”

Mayan Summer, May 1, Calder, training
“Removed by: Lowe’s Dead Animal Removal”
Owner: Just For Fun Stables

3-year-old Dumpling Man, May 3, Tampa Bay 7
“rt rear broken”

6-year-old Kid Curry, May 7, Tampa Bay, training

4-year-old Humor Me Doc, May 9, Gulfstream 1

4-year-old Explosive Smile, May 12, Gulfstream, training

5-year-old Summer Blaze, May 31, Calder, training
“breakdown – fetlock, sesamoids”
“Destroyed by: E. Abreu” “Removed by: Lowe’s Dead Animal Removal”

6-year-old Fabulous and Clear, June 3, Calder, training
“disarticulated fetlock”
“Removed by: Lowe’s Dead Animal Removal”

5-year-old Impetuous Power, June 10, Calder
“colic”
“Removed by: Lowe’s Dead Animal Removal”

4-year-old Pegasus Star, June 21, Calder 7
“apparent cardiac arrest/heart attack”
“Removed by: Lowe’s Dead Animal Removal”

Of the 6 horses killed while racing, 5 were originally reported (on the charts) as merely “vanned off” (one took a “van ride”); only 1 was listed as “broke down” (racing-speak for dead); the 18 training/other deaths, of course, were completely hidden. Translation: As far as the public knew, only 1 horse died on/at Florida tracks during these three months, not the 24 we reveal today. It’s a grand ruse, folks.

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