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.

Burning Blaze, Feb 19, Meadowlands R – “sudden collapse and death: copious amounts of frank blood and serosanguineous fluid drained from the nostrils and mouth; extensive subcutaneous and skeletal muscle hemorrhages”

Tango Dancer N, Apr 15, Meadowlands R – “complete, comminuted, displaced fracture; extensive soft tissue hemorrhage; extensive cartilage loss and ulceration”

Liam’s Boy, May 5, Monmouth T – “complete, comminuted, displaced fracture; torn ligament; extensive soft tissue hemorrhage; severe necrosis/sclerosis at fracture site”

Marsala Hanover, May 14, Meadowlands R – “sudden death: [probably] exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage” also: “severe chronic ulcerative gastritis”

Shaldag, May 15, Monmouth R – “traumatic fetlock injury: multiple fractures, complete luxation of the joint with severe fragmentation of [multiple] ligaments” also: “severe chronic osteoarthritis; chronic ulcerative gastritis”

Creative Girl, May 21, Monmouth R – “[multiple] complete, comminuted fractures”

Miss Margaret Ann, Jun 25, Monmouth S – “colic” (trained Jun 14)

Independence Law, Jun 26, Monmouth R – “[multiple] fractures, extensive damage, scattered muscle hemorrhages”

Chiquito Baby, Jun 26, Monmouth R – “fell: open, complete, comminuted, displaced fracture – bone through skin; [multiple] torn ligaments and tendons, [one] ruptured; extensive soft tissue hemorrhage; severe necrosis/sclerosis at fracture site”

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”