Through a FOIA request to the Idaho State Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills there in 2019. Please note, however, that Idaho’s last remaining active racetrack, Les Bois Park, closed in 2016. What’s left are state and county fairs, which combined had less than 30 days of racing last year.

Afterwhile Crocodile, Jul 12, Sandy R

Past the Stars, Sep 6, Black Foot R

Through a FOIA request to the Idaho Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kill there in 2018. Please note, however, that Idaho’s last remaining active racetrack, Les Bois Park, closed in 2016. What’s left are state and county fairs, which had a combined 27 days of racing in 2018. Having said that, based on experience (the data elsewhere on this site) and the difficulty I encountered even getting a response, I’m fairly confident that I have not captured all of Idaho’s killing with this request.

Kingofdarkness, May 20, Pocatello R – no details forwarded

Through a FOIA request to the Idaho Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following death there in 2017. Please note, however, that Idaho’s last remaining active racetrack, Les Bois Park, closed in 2016. What’s left are state and county fairs, which had a combined 24 days of racing in 2017.

Chick Cashing Cowboy, May 14, Pocatello, race 7
“horse broke down near the finish line…state vet assisted Fair personnel in loading [horse] into a trailer and it [italics added] was subsequently removed from the track…[vet] collected a blood sample after which he euthanized the horse”

Through a FOIA request to the Idaho Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following 5 kills at Les Bois Park in 2015:

2-year-old Quincy Anne, May 2, Les Bois, training
“bilateral cannon bone fracture”

2-year-old Cool Vista, May 15, Les Bois, training
“sesamoid fracture”

2-year-old Elite Corona, May 23, Les Bois 1
“broken right humerus”

3-year-old Kt Turtle Moves, June 6, Les Bois 3
“open fetlock fracture”

4-year-old Eneff’s Neff, June 24, Les Bois, training
“cannon fracture”

In addition, one horse died on track grounds from what the industry refers to as a “non-racing” cause. “Non-racing”? In truth, she is no less a casualty of this vile business than her compatriots above.

9-year-old Celinderella, July 16
“severe colic”

Finally, the FOIA document came with this note: “Does not include horses from State Veterinarian that have been previously reported to ISRC.” In other words, there were other dead racehorses in Idaho last year.

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