Through a FOIA request to the New Mexico Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following 59 kills on New Mexico tracks in 2015. (Note: This list does not include horses killed at private farms or off-site training facilities.)

3-year-old Hiclass Local, January 4, Sunland 3
“collapsed and died”

5-year-old Warrens Venedalucy, January 17, Sunland 7

2-year-old Go See Too, January 18, Sunland 7

4-year-old Paramounts Fortune, January 24, Sunland 4

3-year-old Birdie Brew, January 26, Sunland 10

3-year-old Bounty for Devon, January 31, Sunland 10

4-year-old Strawberry Park, February 2, Sunland, training
“cardiac arrest”

3-year-old Saint Rafael, February 6, Sunland, training

3-year-old Wildly Quiet, February 8, Sunland 10

3-year-old Delphia, February 13, Sunland, training

6-year-old Indian Flag, February 13, Sunland 10

4-year-old Penny Ante Cat, February 18, Sunland, training

1-year-old Over the Fence, February 22, Sunland, training

3-year-old Let’s Dance, February 27, Sunland, training

4-year-old Derby Hat, February 27, Sunland 7

2-year-old Wise Option, March 2, Sunland, training
“skull injury – not euthanized, died in paddock”

4-year-old Dandy Guy, March 7, Sunland, training

3-year-old Texas Rapper, March 7, Sunland 8

4-year-old Diabolic Diva, March 9, Sunland 3

3-year-old Hot Dom, March 13, Sunland (pre-race)
“died after post-lasix injection”

3-year-old Sovereign Desire, March 13, Sunland, training

3-year-old Polish Justice, March 14, Sunland 10

2-year-old Stolis Bud, March 28, Sunland 5

4-year-old Criminal Element, March 29, Sunland 7

5-year-old Axle, March 30, Sunland, training

4-year-old There’s a Dream, March 30, Sunland 7 (euthanized April 3)

2-year-old I’ll Be Dom, April 3, Sunland 7

5-year-old Lucy’s Tacos, April 3, Sunland 10

3-year-old Dans Pot of Gold, April 10, Sunland, training

3-year-old Gabis Fortune (probably sic), April 25, Ruidoso, training
“run off track and hit pole – broken hock”

2-year-old Cash in the Wagon, April 27, Ruidoso, training (coming off first start)

4-year-old Devlins Flash Dance, April 29, Albuquerque 1

2-year-old James Bordeaux, May 5, Ruidoso, training
“EIPH” (exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage)

3-year-old Jess Special Baby, May 6, Albuquerque 1

4-year-old Red Mills, May 12, Ruidoso, training

3-year-old Fast Down the Track, May 24, Ruidoso 7

4-year-old Phyilming, May 25, Ruidoso, training
“right front knee shattered”

4-year-old Thebiddingisclosed, May 31, Albuquerque 8

6-year-old Zenon’s Star, June 8, Ruidoso 2
“cut LH to coffin bone”

4-year-old Lamar Special, June 12, Albuquerque 5

4-year-old Kicking Bear, June 12, Ruidoso 8

5-year-old Might Be a Eagle, June 14, Ruidoso 5
“broke back and neck” – not euthanized
(Although FOIA document revealed “died on track,” chart merely said “fell, vanned.”)

2-year-old Smiling Seen (probably sic), June 19, Ruidoso, training
“got loose, slid on pavement, hit rail and died”

8-year-old Im Royal Quick, June 20, Ruidoso 7

2-year-old Mo Valiant, July 4, Ruidoso 11
“end of race – died in van” – not euthanized

5-year-old Cut to the Front, July 4, Sunray 2

2-year-old Lethal Sham Bo, July 5, Sunray 1
“spinal injury”

2-year-old Jessa Smoocher, July 10, Ruidoso 10
“carpal collapse”

4-year-old Grace Victoria, July 12, Ruidoso 2
“hit rail”

4-year-old JB Concern, July 13, Ruidoso 6

5-year-old Gallant Version, July 17, Ruidoso 1
“hit rail”

2-year-old Kama Corona, July 31, Ruidoso 3

2-year-old Vf Corona N Fire, August 2, Ruidoso 1 (died next day)

3-year-old Jn Takethehardcash, August 3, Ruidoso 3

7-year-old Flyin Fish, August 9, Ruidoso 8
“horse collapsed [and died] after race”

2-year-old Hot Royal in Rio (probably sic), August 10, Ruidoso, training

2-year-old Rinks Last Rodeo, August 15, Sunray 5
“put down on track”

2-year-old Winners Vision, September 13, Zia 3

8-year-old Al’s Best Boy, September 19, Zia 6

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In addition, these 13 still-active racehorses died on track grounds from what the industry refers to as “non-racing” causes. While technically true, morally they are no less casualties of this vile business than the ones above.

5-year-old Change Dancer (probably sic), February 24, Sunland
“death of unknown cause”

8-year-old The Real Rabbit, February 27, Sunland
“hind leg cellulitis”

Brothers Johnanddon (probably sic), March 5, Sunland

2-year-old Wagon #1 (probably sic), March 10, Sunland
“found dead in stall”

2-year-old Mystic Dragon, May 16, Ruidoso
“unknown” – not euthanized, though

7-year-old Speedy Trick, June 20, Ruidoso
“colic – died in stall overnight” – not euthanized

7-year-old Buroing the Cash (probably sic), June 22, Ruidoso
“colic” – not euthanized

2-year-old Mister Dark Eagle, June 23, Ruidoso
“tracheal collapse/trauma”

6-year-old Sanford (perhaps sic), July 10, Ruidoso
“head injury – flipped over backwards”

4-year-old Boy Named Lou, July 20, Ruidoso
“spider bite” – not euthanized

2-year-old Sequoya, July 22, Ruidoso
“colic” – not euthanized

4-year-old Why Not Wine, August 3, Ruidoso
“head injury – flipped”

8-year-old unidentified, August 8, Ruidoso
“colic” – not euthanized

Through a “New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act,” I have confirmed the following 16 deaths at Zia Park in 2014. (In addition to these, the Commission sent reports for several horses who were “vanned off” and have since disappeared. This being New Mexico, we can make educated guesses on their whereabouts.)

3-year-old Get That Cat, September 8, Zia 12
“lateral condylar fracture” (chart said finished fine)

3-year-old Noyo Harbor, September 9, training
“sesamoids fracture with luxation”

3-year-old Ali’s Rapper, September 9, Zia 10
“tendon rupture” (chart said finished fine)

[illegible], September 22, training

3-year-old Gold Crown, September 28, Zia 9
“sesamoids fracture” (chart merely said “pulled up, vanned off”)

[illegible], October 2

4-year-old Seattle Flash, October 14
“severe colic” – not euthanized

4-year-old Strictly Business, October 14, Zia 10
“fetlock fracture/dislocation” (chart merely said “went wrong, vanned off”)

2-year-old Mama Odie, October 27, Zia 10
“carpal displacement” (chart merely said “vanned off”)

5-year-old Pretty Darn Quick, October 29, training
“bilateral sesamoid fracture”

3-year-old I Like Em Hot, November 2, Zia 9
“severe fracture and dislocation” (chart merely said “vanned off”)

4-year-old In Transition, November 3, training
“bilateral sesamoid fracture”

4-year-old Kasha Roo, November 10, training
“broken shoulder”

3-year-old Chappstick, November 11, Zia 3
“tumbled headfirst – died acutely, suspected CV rupture”

3-year-old Devilish Beast, November 22, Zia 7
“fractured knee” (chart merely said “vanned off”)

4-year-old El Musico, November 29, Zia 6
(chart merely said “vanned off”)

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“sudden death prior to race” – “dropped dead after race” – “fell down and died after race” – “flipped in paddock, cracked skull and died”

Through a “New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act,” I have confirmed the following 17 deaths at SunRay Park in 2014:

4-year-old J C Avenue, April 20, SunRay 4
“distal radius fracture”

4-year-old Silvia’s Secret, April 22, training
“sesamoid fracture”

5-year-old Jellena, April 25, SunRay 5
“multiple fractures”

8-year-old Jess So, April 26, SunRay 3
“very serious quarter crack” (chart said finished fine)

5-year-old Me Likey Mikey, April 28, training
“sesamoid fracture”

3-year-old Jaretts Royal Dream, May 2, SunRay 8
“sudden death prior to race” (chart merely said “scratched”)

4-year-old Jesse Lady, May 3, SunRay 3
“slab fracture”

2-year-old Kitellas Gal, May 9, SunRay 4
“fracture + complete luxation”

3-year-old Happy Happy Me, May 13, training
“right shoulder fracture”

3-year-old Blazin Perfect, May 16, SunRay 6
“fracture + complete luxation” (chart said finished fine)

10-year-old Happy Humor, May 16, SunRay 9
“dropped dead after race” (chart said nothing about this)

3-year-old Zoe 14, May 18, SunRay 1
“luxation [of] fetlock”

8-year-old Eastern Gold, May 18, SunRay 5
“fell down and died on [illegible] after race” (chart said nothing about this)

3-year-old Felicias Prettylucky, May 24, SunRay 3
“flipped in paddock, cracked skull and died”

[illegible] Treasure, May 30
“illness of unknown origin”

5-year-old Fenway, June 3, SunRay 4
“fetlock complete luxation”

6-year-old Mint Humor, June 10, SunRay 6
“fractured sesamoid”

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Through a “New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act,” I have confirmed the following 32 deaths at Sunland Park in 2014:

2-year-old Chicks Luv Roses, January 4, Sunland 2
“shattered both [illegible] – put down on track” (chart merely said “fell, vanned”)

3-year-old Bo Bandera, January 4
“small intestinal obstruction/colic”

2-year-old Reality Cat, January 11, Sunland 6
“flipped in saddling paddock, hit head, massive hemorrhage”

3-year-old Bye Bye Jack, January 12, Sunland 4
“slab fracture” (chart said nothing)

4-year-old Cute N Famous, January 12, Sunland 5
“fracture fetlock, complete luxation” (chart merely said “vanned off”)

3-year-old Coolshot, January 14, training
“left shoulder injury”

1-year-old Kruzin Corona Br, January 19, training
“compound fracture cannon bone”

5-year-old Flame to Fame, January 19, Sunland 11
“sesamoid fracture” (chart merely said “pulled up, vanned off”)

5-year-old One Foxy Private, January 21, Sunland 9
“compound fracture” (chart merely said “taken up, vanned off”)

4-year-old Vanessa Flag, January 21, Sunland 9 (yes, that’s 2 in one race)
“fracture fetlock”

2-year-old Tormentada, February 8, Sunland 7
“sesamoid fracture” (chart merely said “eased, vanned off”)

4-year-old Malibu Affair, February 8, Sunland 9
“compound fracture cannon” (chart merely said “fell, lost rider”)

4-year-old Borderland Blues, February 9, Sunland 7
“slab fracture” (chart merely said “clipped heels, vanned off”)

3-year-old Blazin Mean, February 17, training
“fracture tibia”

3-year-old Pressing On, February 18, Sunland 11
“sesamoid fracture” (chart merely said “vanned off”)

2-year-old F M Forty One, February 22, Sunland 9
“fractured sesamoid and luxation of fetlock” (chart merely said “went wrong”)

3-year-old Mighty Grizzly Water, February 25, Sunland 1
“died” after race – not euthanized (chart said nothing)

3-year-old Anotherprettygirl, February 27, training
“broken shoulder”

4-year-old Decoy, March 2, Sunland 9
“lateral and medial forelimb” (chart merely said “went wrong”)

5-year-old Giga Man, March 4, training
“catastrophic collision, likely neck fracture”

2-year-old Intoxication, March 4, training
“busted front left leg”

2-year-old Aquilo, March 4
“dead on arrival”
“Reported By: Maintenance”

4-year-old Dats Dee, March 8, Sunland 10
“carpus” (chart merely said “went wrong”)

2-year-old Playingintherain, March 9, training

6-year-old With a Miracle, March 23, Sunland 7
“sesamoid – complete luxation and fracture” (chart merely said “fell, vanned off”)

4-year-old Shop Keeper, March 25, Sunland 7
“complete fracture and luxation of fetlock” (chart merely said “fell, vanned off”)

3-year-old Travis Weaver, April 4, Sunland 9
“bilateral sesamoids” (chart merely said “vanned off”)

3-year-old Rabbit Steppin, April 11
“colic – Died” not euthanized

6-year-old Im the Preacher, April 13
“colic” not euthanized

3-year-old Call Me Louie, April 15, Sunland 5
“fractured sesamoids and luxation” (chart merely said “vanned off”)

3-year-old Chili Con Queso, April 15, Sunland 8
“bilateral sesamoid fracture” (chart merely said “vanned off”)

5-year-old War Politics, April 15, Sunland 11
“pastern” (chart merely said “vanned off”)

During this relatively short meet, multiple horses died on the same day seven times; on a single card in mid-April, three were killed. And, as was the case with Ruidoso, a pair of horses died of colic – without euthanasia. This is New Mexico horseracing.