Through a FOIA request to the New Jersey Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks in 2021 (this is part 2; part 1 here).

Siesta Moon, Jul 13, Monmouth T – “crashed through metal gate – humerus shattered into approximately 11 distinct fragments and numerous small, crushed fragments”

Dixieland Darling, Jul 17, Monmouth R – “[multiple] fractures [and] ligament tears”

Shadow Fall, Jul 20, Monmouth T – “[multiple] fractures; ruptures, tears, hemorrhage” (two years old, being prepped for first race)

Justacrumbsnatcher, Jul 27, Monmouth T – “fracture [with] sclerosis and necrosis” (two years old, being prepped for first race)

Fame to Famous, Aug 3, Monmouth S
“Severe, acute laminitis in all four feet. Separation of the parietal surface of the P3 from the inner surface of the hoof wall, leaving a gap (approximately 3-5 mm) due to complete separation of the lamellae, and the tip of P3 had slightly sunk distally toward the sole. Scattered hemorrhages observed over the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, and limbs – consistent with trauma related to peri-mortem collapse.” (four years old)

Whittaker N, Aug 6, Meadowlands R – “ventricular tachycardia, dropped dead”

Abiding Star, Aug 7, Monmouth T – “collapsed [and died] – severe epistaxis [bleeding from nose]”

Chublicious, Aug 8, Monmouth R
“There was a very large laceration of the LF fetlock with wide exposure of the fractured MC3…small amount of tissue holding the fracture site together and heavy contamination with foreign particulates (i.e., dirt and gravel). [H]emorrhage, complete rupture, and tearing of multiple tendons and ligaments…bone separated into three fracture components.” Also: “There was a laceration, tear, and hemorrhage in the right forelimb, [and] severe osteochondral disease [in both] forelimbs.”

Knockout Punch, Aug 21, Monmouth R – “severe, complete, displaced neck fracture [with] fragments displaced into the surrounding [tattered] musculature”; also: “chronic traumatic osteoarthropathy, [multiple] joints” (five years old)

Final Prospect, Aug 23, Monmouth S – “95% obstructed airway” (nine years old)

Pop’s Your Crazy, Aug 25, Monmouth S – “laminitis post fever [of] six-week duration” (two years old)

Target Tales, Sep 15, Monmouth T – “catastrophic multiple fractures with severe soft tissue damage”

Juan Boly, Sep 24, Monmouth R – “[multiple] fractures, [multiple] ruptures”; also: “chronic traumatic osteoarthritis” (four years old)

P J’s Hidden Jewel, Sep 26, Monmouth R (euthanized Sep 28) – “comminuted fracture”

Dustinthewind, Oct 8, Meadowlands R – “[multiple] severe fractures, [multiple] torn tendons/ligaments”

Voter Protection, Oct 15, Meadowlands R – “catastrophic fractures with near complete disarticulation”; also: “chronic traumatic osteoarthritis” (three years old)

Through a FOIA request to the New Jersey Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks thus far this year.

(Every report came with this: “Carcass Removed By M & S Pet Removal.” From “majestic athletes” to “carcasses.”)

Melanie’s Fran, Feb 6, Meadowlands R – “comminuted pastern fracture”

yet-to-be-named 2-year-old, May 7, Monmouth T – “fractured shoulder, severe and extensive hemorrhage”

Wishful, May 9, Monmouth S – “Found dead in stall this afternoon. A definitive cause of death for this mare was not apparent…. The subcutaneous hemorrhages were consistent with trauma related to peri-mortem collapse.” (six years old)

Incredible Shark, May 29, Meadowlands R – “severely comminuted and displaced skull fracture” (video here)

Bold Agenda, Jun 4, Monmouth T – “[multiple] fractures, [multiple] torn ligaments”

Now Tiz Time, Jun 6, Monmouth R – “fell in race: [multiple] fractures, [multiple] torn ligaments” – euthanized on track”

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

please note:
As with many other states, this is surely an underreporting by the Commission – e.g., only two stall deaths, just a single harness death, etc.

Almost every report came with this: “Carcass Removed By M & S Pet Removal.” From “majestic athletes” to “carcasses.”

Constitutional Pal, Jul 4, Monmouth R – “[multiple] complete, displaced fractures; ulceration and dissection of the articular cartilage from the subchondral bone”

Ilchester Cheetah, Jul 11, Monmouth R – “sudden death: rupture of arterial tree in right lung that resulted in pulmonary laceration and hemorrhage” (three years old)

Jonimarie, Jul 23, Monmouth S – “acute cardiovascular collapse” (five years old, scheduled to race next day)

Gin and Platonic, Aug 1, Monmouth R – “dropped dead: rupture of arterial tree right lung with laceration and intrathoracic hemorrhage” (three years old)

Withholder, Aug 2, Monmouth T – “pulled up lame, collapsed into hypovolemic shock – pelvic fracture with severe and extensive soft tissue hemorrhage” (two years old)

Tony, Aug 15, Monmouth R (euthanized Aug 23) – “[multiple] fractures, severe and extensive soft tissue hemorrhage”

Giant Rose, Aug 17, Monmouth S – “acute laminitis both front feet; started Aug 10 [two days after last race]”

Painted Image, Aug 22, Monmouth R – “partial tear suspensory ligament, severe soft tissue hemorrhage”

Our Americanbeauty, Aug 27, Monmouth T – “complete humerus fracture”

Eve’s Medal, Sep 20, Monmouth T – “dropped dead: aortic rupture, hemorrhage into the thoracic cavity” (three years old)

Evil Monkey, Oct 1, Monmouth T – “fractured pelvis”

Rubenslegacy, Oct 4, Monmouth T – “complete, comminuted P1 fracture”

Cinnamon Latte, Oct 14, Monmouth R – “complete rupture [multiple] ligaments, massive and extensive soft tissue hemorrhage”

Octane Blue Chip, Dec 26, Meadowlands R – “sudden death: aortic rupture, additional hemorrhage in lungs and thoracic cavity” (six year old)

Through a FOIA request to the New Jersey Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks in 2019. (Note: Almost every report came with this: “Carcass Removed By M & S Pet Removal.” From “majestic athletes” to carcasses.)

Rock Star, Apr 27, Freehold R – “Place of Death: Pit at Freehold Raceway”

So Good, Apr 29, Monmouth T – “probable heart attack” (five years old)

Red Gum, May 12, Monmouth R – “trauma LF fetlock…euthan[ized] on track”

Orra Moor, Jun 15, Monmouth R – “[multiple] fractures”

Firm, Jun 15, Monmouth R – “collapse on track post-race” (three years old)

Joey Flash, Jul 4, Monmouth T – “compound, comminuted ankle fracture”

Machine Learning, Jul 4, Monmouth R – “[multiple fractures with] avulsion”

Paganini, Jul 4, Monmouth R (euthanized Jul 5) – “sesamoid fracture”

Metallic, Jul 7, Monmouth R – “on track, 3/8 pole”

Diamonds for Jack, Jul 9, Monmouth T – “comminuted condylar fracture”

Jerseymooseisloose, Jul 14, Monmouth R – “sesamoids fracture, suspensory failure”

Classy Dragon, Jul 16, Freehold T – “knee, ankle”

Frittata, Jul 20, Monmouth T (euthanized Jul 23) – “torn suspensory”

Spiral Bound, Jul 27, Monmouth R – “fractured ankle”

Hijacker, Sep 1, Monmouth R – “fractured pastern”

Old What’s Up (sic), Sep 27, Monmouth T – “coming out of gate – possible aneurysm”

Eastern Front, Oct 6, Monmouth R (euthanized Oct 7) – “Place of Death: Rake Yard”

Carolina Day Dream, Oct 12, Monmouth T – “comminuted fracture”

Across the Bridge, Oct 13, Monmouth R – “Place of Death: Rake Yard”

Heavenly Blessed, Oct 20, Monmouth T – “complete fracture of cannon bone”

Warminister A, Dec 28, Freehold R – “sudden death – cause unknown”