Through a FOIA request to the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s two tracks last year (this is part 2; part 1 here).

Five Star Colonel, Jul 21, Indiana R – “fractured sesamoid”
Big Stick of Love, Jul 29, Hoosier S – “sudden death in stall”
Watching Rachel, Aug 6, Indiana S – “trailer injury” (two years old, not yet raced)
Strong Words, Aug 12, Indiana T – “[multiple] fractures”
Nicol Shard N, Aug 15, Hoosier R – “sudden death – pulmonary hemorrhage”
Sounds Dangerous, Sep 9, Indiana T – “comminuted P1 fracture”
Very Best Skunk, Sep 13, Indiana S – “found deceased – abdominal hemorrhage”
Plexus, Sep 13, Indiana R – “[multiple] comminuted fractures”
Candy Store, Sep 16, Indiana R – “[multiple] fractures”
Mitch McGuire N, Oct 8, Hoosier R – “comminuted fracture, lacerated tendon”
Graceful Holiday, Oct 11, Indiana R – “[multiple] fractures” (first ever race)
Big Hat No Cows, Oct 20, Indiana T – “sesamoid fracture”
Jug Rock, Oct 28, Indiana R – “carpal fracture”
Corner Tap, Nov 3, Indiana T – “sudden death” (two years old)
Powerupjustice, Nov 3, Indiana R – “open metacarpal fracture” (after “winning” race)
The Doctor, Nov 6, Indiana S – “infected coffin bone”
Stalking Moon, Nov 16, Indiana T – “sesamoid fracture”

Through a FOIA request to the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s two tracks thus far this year:

Goosing, Mar 12, Indiana T – “fractured humerus”

Ms Mags, Mar 29, Indiana S – “flipped and hit head” (two years old, yet to be raced)

Officers Club, Apr 14, Hoosier R – “died on track, heart defect”

Three Babes, Apr 15, Hoosier R – “exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage”

All on Red, Apr 19, Hoosier T – “chronic repetitive injury”

A Touch of Justice, Apr 26, Indiana T – “sesamoid [fracture], suspensory [rupture]”

Cougartown Blues, Apr 26, Indiana R – “collapsed on track after win – fatal pulmonary hemorrhage” (three years old)

Harvest, May 13, Hoosier R – “sudden death on track, suspect cardiac”

Critic, May 13, Indiana S – “advanced EPM – euthanized”

Hitthegroundrunnin, May 15, Indiana S – “gastric rupture”

Bunnings, May 26, Indiana T – “exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage”

Dover’s Arch, May 28, Hoosier S – “post-op castration, colic”

No Go West, May 28, Indiana T – “fractured shoulder” (being prepped for debut)

Elite Attraction, Jun 7, Indiana R – “flipped, skull fracture”

Krunch, Jun 16, Indiana T – “fractured sesamoid”

Sky Judge, Jun 23, Indiana R – “fractured sesamoid” (chart said, “was vanned home”)

Through a FOIA request to the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s two tracks in 2020.

Indiana is a subsidy state, meaning, of course, that racing would in all likelihood not exist there without the corporate welfare. Please consider contacting the state’s three main political power brokers. Tell them to end the handouts (coming at the expense of schoolchildren); end the cruelty; end the killing. End horseracing.

Governor Holcomb: Facebook, Twitter
Senate Majority Leader Alting: Senator.Alting@iga.in.gov
House Speaker Huston: 317-232-9677; 1-800-382-9841

Texican, Mar 27, Hoosier T – “rupture of lung vessel”

Valkyrie, May 24, Indiana T – “fractured skull”

Logan, Jun 10, Indiana T – “fractured sesamoid”

Neeka’s Temple, Jun 18, Indiana T – “fractured skull”

Keep Dreamin, Jun 21, Indiana S – “colic”

Endeavor, Jun 23, Hoosier T – “dislocated hip with torn ligaments”

Shazzy B, Jun 24, Indiana T – “fractured pastern”

Augie, Jul 3, Indiana T – “broken cannon bone”

Miss Mercken, Jul 22, Indiana R – “cardiac event [and] leg fracture”

Fars Glitter, Jul 23, Indiana R – “suspensory rupture”

Serena Star, Jul 24, Indiana T – “fractured femur”

Soo Taylor, Aug 7, Indiana T – “pulmonary hemorrhage”

Major Trick, Aug 15, Hoosier R – “pulmonary hemorrhage”

Tortuga, Aug 20, Indiana R – “flipped over before race”

Rolling Sea, Aug 22, Hoosier R – “pulmonary hemorrhage”

Better Charge It, Aug 25, Indiana R – “pulmonary hemorrhage”

Race Day Cali, Sep 11, Indiana T – “pulmonary hemorrhage”

Alexandra Z Tam, Sep 16, Hoosier R – “pulmonary hemorrhage”

Braggs Escondido, Sep 21, Indiana T – “training accident”

Lucky Royal P, Oct 3, Indiana R – “fractured carpal bones”

West Sider, Oct 5, Indiana R (euthanized Oct 6) – “fractured metacarpal”

Justanillusion, Oct 7, Indiana T – “pelvic injury”

My Northern Star, Oct 14, Indiana R – “fractured sesamoid”

Sturgeon, Oct 19, Indiana R – “leg fractures”

Quite a Moonglow, Oct 20, Indiana R – “LF fractures”

Mg Macho Boy, Oct 22, Indiana R – “LF fractures”

Zooming Star V4, Oct 28, Indiana R – “head injury”

Help Me Out, Nov 2, Indiana R – “pulmonary hemorrhage”

Sheza Sunshine, Nov 4, Indiana T – “LF fractures”

Hasty Commander, Nov 17, Indiana T – “shoulder injury”

Sorority Gal, Nov 17, Indiana R – “LF fractures”

Through a FOIA request to the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s two tracks (Indiana Grand and Hoosier Park) in 2019. Of note, this is the first year Indiana has released the names of the dead. Pressure – across the entire industry – has a way of doing that.

Mikimoto, Apr 11, Indiana S – “flipped, hit head in stall”

Doc’s Chewy, Apr 16, Indiana T – “died after training” (being prepped for first race)

Union Bowman, May 2, Indiana S – “treated for colic, died next day”
Union Bowman was 12 and had been put to the whip 96 times, the last time just four days before the onset of colic.

All About Annie, May 6, Hoosier T – “collapsed on track after training”

Bud’s Bayonet, May 14, Indiana R – “fractured ankle”

Zippy Lou, May 18, Indiana T – “pastern fracture”

A Skinnydipper, May 29, Indiana R – “fractured radius”

Rapid Assent, Jun 4, Indiana R – “fractured fetlock”

Vegas Show Girlie, Jun 25, Indiana T – “laceration” (being prepped for first race)

Hibachi, Jun 26, Hoosier T – “fracture”

Six Shooter, Jul 9, Indiana T – “fractured pastern”

All Right, Jul 13, Indiana R – “fractured shoulder”

Mickie Chase N Ty, Jul 30, Indiana R – “fractured radius”

Nicoles Classygirl, Aug 15, Indiana T – “fractured ankle”

Dna Dales Cece, Aug 24, Indiana R – “fractured both front ankles”

Southern Slugger, Sep 26, Indiana S – “acute gastric rupture”

Sabbatarian, Oct 4, Indiana R – “fractured sesamoids”

Guyeeo, Oct 8, Indiana S – “acute colic” (last raced Sep 17)

Hoosier Monty, Oct 8, Indiana R – “fractured sesamoids”

Huntin Buddy, Oct 12, Indiana R – “tendon rupture”

Shineonmejustice, Oct 25, Indiana R – “cannon fracture”

King Offthe Mountain, Oct 26, Indiana R – “fell on track, couldn’t get back up”