New York’s dead racehorses in 2020, according to the Gaming Commission. The number, 98, comes in at almost exactly the same as the previous two calendar years (99 in both ’18, ’19) – giving the lie (yet again) to “reform.” Horseracing kills. Full stop.

Yorkiepoo Princess, Jan 3, Belmont S – “severe laminitis…euthanized in her stall”
Dark N Cloudy, Jan 20, Aqueduct R – “broke down…euthanized on track”
Jewel Can Disco, Jan 20, Belmont T – “sustained an injury while breezing…euthanized”
A Freud of Mama, Jan 24, Belmont T (euthanized Feb 8) – “passed after complications”
Quizzical Cajun, Jan 25, Aqueduct R – “catastrophic injury…euthanized on track”
yet-to-be-named, Jan 30, Belmont T – “shaft fracture…euthanized on the track”
Montauk Memories, Feb 29, Aqueduct R – “leg injury”
Krugerrand, Mar 9, Belmont S – “severe laminitis” (two years old)
Starting Point, Mar 22, Belmont T – “sustained leg injury – euthanasia”
Peter’s Project, Apr 1, Belmont S – “colic, worsened throughout day…euthanasia”
Pals Invader, Apr 17, Belmont T – “sustained leg injury at the 7/8 pole”
Appealing Briefs, Apr 23, Belmont S – “euthanized due to poor prognosis of cellulitis”
O’Bushido, May 4, Belmont S – “found deceased in stall”
Call Paul, May 6, Belmont T – “sustained injury to LH leg…necessitating euthanasia”
Schiller’s Lit, May 18, Belmont T (euthanized May 21) – “acutely lame”
Lil Morning Star, May 21, Belmont T – “injury to left front leg”
Shock Therapy, May 25, Belmont S – “pleuropneumonia, laminitis”
Bluegrass Jamboree, May 28, Belmont T – “cardiovascular collapse – expired on track”
Truck Salesman, May 31, Belmont T – “leg injury while breezing, euthanized on track”
Brahe, May 31, Belmont T – “injuries to both front legs…euthanasia on track”
Abraxan, May 31, Belmont T – “leg injury necessitating euthanasia”
Too Fast to Pass, Jun 3, Belmont R (euthanized Jun 12) – “injury to left front”
Chouchou de Boo, Jun 4, Belmont T – “several injuries…euthanized”
Freedom Prince, Jun 5, Belmont S – “taken to hospital…euthanized”
Talako, Jun 7, Belmont R – “catastrophic injury…euthanized on track”
Sky High Interest, Jun 12, Finger Lakes S – “flipped…sustained head injury”
Mystical Song, Jun 17, Belmont S – “found dead in stall…gastrointestinal disease”
Smidge, Jun 18, Belmont R – “sustained injury to left rear leg”
Cloud, Jun 18, Saratoga T – “sustained leg injury breezing”
Bonspiel, Jun 23, Belmont T – “fracture, surgery failed, euthanized”
Option Value, Jun 27, Belmont T – “sustained injury, vanned off, euthanized”
Kelly’s Secret, Jul 8, Finger Lakes T – “fracture to LF sesamoid – euthanized”
Celebration, Jul 12, Belmont S – “euthanized after battling pleuropneumonia”
Yellow Brick Road, Jul 12, Belmont T – “suffered injury near finish line – euthanized”
Crater Rim, Jul 12, Belmont R – “lacerated tendon”
Bourbon High, Jul 14, Belmont T – “sesamoid fracture”
Cleon Jones, Jul 20, Belmont S – “chronic severe laminitis…euthanized”
Apollon, Jul 24, Saratoga T – “cardiovascular collapse” (two years old)
Pasta, Jul 30, Belmont S – “injuries sustained in fall necessitated euthanasia”
Shiny Copper Penny, Aug 5, Saratoga S – “experienced sudden death”
Brag On Me, Aug 11, Saratoga T – “tibia fracture”
Wicked Mistress, Aug 12, Finger Lakes T – “slab fracture while breezing”
Lady C, Aug 16, Saratoga R – “took a bad step”
Rebel Teen, Aug 19, Batavia R – “collapsed and expired on the track”
Determined One, Aug 19, Belmont T – “cardiovascular collapse”
First Appeal, Aug 20, Saratoga R – “euthanized [for] severe injuries”
New Day Dawning, Aug 22, Belmont T – “sesamoid fracture…euthanized”
Con He Win, Aug 26, Finger Lakes R – “broke through the gate, ran through the rail”
Own the Outcome, Aug 28, Saratoga T – “fracture…euthanized”
Pot of Hunny, Aug 29, Saratoga R – “fell heavily…euthanized on track”
Ready to Escape, Aug 30, Belmont S – “colic…euthanized”
Perfection, Aug 30, Saratoga R – “suffered a catastrophic injury…euthanized”
Highly Uncertain, Aug 31, Saratoga S – “colic”
Obsidian Flow, Aug 31, Saratoga T – “[multiple fractures]”
Zunith Moon, Aug 31, Saratoga T – “fractured leg”
Siena’s Ticket, Sep 2, Saratoga S – “severe laminitis”
Samborella, Sep 4, Saratoga R – “took bad steps…euthanized”
Giuseppe the Great, Sep 5, Saratoga S – “severe laminitis”
Chief Commander, Sep 14, Saratoga T – “lame after breeze – pelvis…euthanized”
Mr Jaggers, Sep 18, Saratoga T – “injury to RF leg…euthanized”
Shirelle, Sep 19, Saratoga T – “collapsed and died after breezing” (two years old)
Tatterazzi, Sep 21, Belmont T – “[multiple] fractures”
Sea Sparkle, Sep 23, Belmont S – “horse found dead – colic of undetermined duration”
Gideon Seelster, Sep 24, Monticello R (euthanized Sep 25) – “euthanized after injury”
Unrighteous, Sep 26, Saratoga T – “collapsed and died” (three years old)
Gold Star Babs, Sep 30, Tioga S – “unresolved colitis”
Fancy Twirl, Oct 3, Saratoga S – “laminitis in all four feet”
Tikhvin Flew, Oct 4, Belmont R – “took bad steps”
Bustin Scones, Oct 5, Belmont S – “euthanized for colic”
Miss Jill, Oct 5, Finger Lakes R – “fracture to right front limb”
Eddie’s Gift, Oct 6, Finger Lakes T – “fractured shoulder”
Kaliche Gold, Oct 6, Finger Lakes T (euthanized Oct 20) – “fractured tibia”
Nero’s Fiddle, Oct 8, Belmont R – “took bad steps”
Blackjack, Oct 9, Belmont S – “cervical vertebral stenotic myelopathy”
Alysinawonderland, Oct 9, Belmont S – “horse was found dead in the stall”
Niente, Oct 11, Belmont R – “injury to the right front”
It’s Cold Out, Oct 17, Finger Lakes S – “found deceased in stall 9”
Harris Bay, Oct 19, Belmont T – “comminuted fractures”
Hedda, Oct 21, Saratoga T – “euthanized on the track”
Annapolis Hall, Oct 22, Batavia S – “presumed colic worsened”
Patriot Lady, Oct 23, Finger Lakes S – “unresolved colic”
Hemlock, Oct 25, Belmont T – “displaced, comminuted fractures; euthanized on track”
Maddy Black, Oct 27, Finger Lakes R – “fractured limb, euthanasia on track”
Rock N Warrior, Nov 1, Belmont T (euthanized Dec 30) – “condylar fracture”
High Knuckles, Nov 3, Belmont T – “pulled up severely lame…euthanized”
Beautiful Amaila, Nov 5, Belmont T – “injury to it [sic] legs, euthanized on track”
Golden Zapper, Nov 8, Belmont T – “sustained injury…euthanized”
Unbridled Mischief, Nov 9, Belmont T – “multiple fractures…euthanized on track”
Red Ice, Nov 10, Belmont S
Mr. Tag, Nov 22, Aqueduct R – “exam revealed necessity for euthanasia”
Sky of Hook, Nov 22, Aqueduct R – “injuries necessitating euthanasia”
Stay Fond, Nov 27, Aqueduct R – “suffered an injury to her right front leg”
Tied Up, Nov 27, Aqueduct R – “returned in distress, collapsed fatally” (five years old)
Thursday, Nov 29, Aqueduct R – “fractured both sesamoids LF leg”
Dorothy’s Star, Dec 10, Belmont T – “humeral fracture”
Linkjack Hanover, Dec 18, Yonkers R – “euthanasia necessitated by [racing] injury”
Hit It Once More, Dec 19, Aqueduct R – “dual sesamoid fracture”
Vermont Billy, Dec 23, Belmont T – “LF leg injury…euthanized due to poor prognosis”

The following racehorses were killed at New York State tracks in 2019. While reading, please bear in mind that this is surely but a partial reckoning as the Gaming Commission typically only discloses deaths occurring on-site (or occasionally at equine hospitals) and those within 72 hours of injury. And, of course, nothing from the many private training facilities strewn across the state. In short, the carnage is worse than what you see below, and below are 99 dead horses.

Whata Hustler, Jan 2, Monticello – “severe chronic right forelimb infection”
Doyouknowsomething, Jan 8, Belmont – “sustained left elbow injury in stall”
Westerdale, Jan 12, Aqueduct R – “suffered RH fracture…euthanized on track”
Speke, Jan 19, Belmont T – “suffered a fracture to his shoulder…euthanized on track”
Regal Delight, Jan 23, Monticello R – “fractured LF distal limb”
Tommy T, Jan 27, Aqueduct R – “fractured sesamoids…euthanized on track”
Catpsalm, Jan 29, Belmont – “protozoal myeloencephalitis”
Miss Marion, Feb 3, Belmont T – “fractured cannon bone…euthanized on track”
Chronos, Feb 3, Belmont T (euthanized Feb 4) – “fractured RF leg”
Tracey’s Desire, Feb 7, Yonkers R – “collapsed on track”
Tiger Man, Feb 8, Aqueduct R (euthanized Feb 9) – “sustained injury to LF leg”
Celebrity Tsipras, Feb 10, Monticello – “euthanized following fall”
For Pops, Feb 26, Belmont T – “collapsed and died” (four years old)
Queen Bode, Mar 3, Belmont T – “euthanized at hospital”
Queen of Umaill, Mar 9, Aqueduct T – “pulled up lame…euthanized”
Mighty Zealous, Mar 10, Belmont – “severe respiratory distress…euthanized”
Miss Marilyn, Mar 23, Belmont T – “leg injury…euthanasia on the track”
Bonafide Bandit, Mar 26, Finger Lakes – “cast in stall”
Miss Mimosa, Mar 28, Belmont T – “cardiovascular collapse” (three years old)
Shooby Said, Mar 30, Buffalo R – “took bad step at finish, ambulanced off, euthanized”
Pretty Enuff, Apr 1, Belmont T – “suffered a leg fracture…euthanized”
Owen’s Express, Apr 2, Finger Lakes T – “fractured right shoulder”
Luz Mimi, Apr 4, Belmont T – “suffered a leg fracture…euthanized”
La Manche, Apr 11, Belmont T – “suffered a fracture and was euthanized”
Atomic Sealster, Apr 11, Tioga T – “fell over…subsequently stopped breathing”
Twincreeks Jack, May 1, Monticello R – “euthanized following severe injury”
Noble Cause, May 11, Belmont R – “injuries necessitating euthanasia”
Facade, May 11, Finger Lakes – “colic”
Classiesistar N, May 14, Monticello R – “broke down, euthanasia administered”
Anne’s Song, May 24, Belmont R – “ambulanced off, euthanized due to poor prognosis”
Golden Julia, May 25, Saratoga T (died May 30) – “acute blood loss, pelvic injury”
Heaven Rocks, Jun 1, Buffalo R (died three days later) – “in distress, collapsed”
Investment Analyst, Jun 7, Saratoga T – “sustained leg injury necessitating euthanasia”
Successful Mission, Jun 9, Belmont T – “sustained fractures while breezing”
Inflection, Jun 9, Belmont R – “pulled up, vanned off, euthanized”
Easy Livin, Jun 15, Monticello T – “collapsed on track and died”
Ro Bear, Jun 16, Belmont – “died in the barn from an apparent impaction colic”
Rumor Goin Round, Jun 20, Yonkers R – “sustained injury to LH leg”
With Caution, Jun 28, Belmont T – “P1 fracture…died from complications”
Fancy Persuasion, Jun 30, Belmont R – “went down dead on the track” (two years old)
Gattino Marrone, Jul 3, Saratoga T – “fractured sesamoids – euthanized”
Dash For The Cash, Jul 9, Monticello R – “died following 2nd place win”
Ransom Note, Jul 10, Finger Lakes R – “fractured 3rd carpel”
yet-to-be-named, Jul 11, Belmont T – “fractured sesamoids – euthanized”
She’sakittykat, Jul 12, Finger Lakes – “laminitis”
D Emcee, Jul 12, Finger Lakes T – “fractured sesamoid necessitating euthanasia”
Fight Night, Jul 12, Saratoga R – “fell heavily after the wire…euthanized on track”
Total Fidelity, Jul 14, Saratoga T – “fracture to LF sesamoids – euthanized”
Fabulous Prince, Jul 15, Finger Lakes R – “flipped in the gate, skull fracture”
Overlord, Jul 15, Saratoga – “colonic rupture”
Freespin N, Jul 18, Monticello R – “broke down in stretch – euthanized”
Verravanni, Jul 25, Saratoga – “pleuropneumonia”
La Fuerza, Jul 27, Belmont T – “fractured humeral, ambulanced to barn, euthanized”
Misspent Youth, Jul 27, Saratoga T – “cardiovascular collapse” (five years old)
Umetuka, Jul 31, Saratoga T – “injured, vanned off, euthanized”
Avon Gold, Aug 3, Finger Lakes T – “suffered a fracture to the pastern”
Divine Miss Grey, Aug 3, Saratoga R (euth Aug 26) – “complications [after] surgery”
Sundae On Sunday, Aug 4, Saratoga R – “collapsed…euthanized on track”
Frosty Millions, Aug 13, Finger Lakes R – “unresolved splint and suspensory injuries”
It’s Flashy, Aug 17, Finger Lakes T – “expired after breezing”
Take Charge Jamie, Aug 24, Finger Lakes T – “injury to leg necessitating euthanasia”
Go Big Or Go Home, Aug 28, Saratoga R – “went wrong”
Sister Beauty, Aug 31, Saratoga T – “inoperable fracture – euthanized”
Borough Boy, Sep 2, Saratoga R – “took a bad step, fell heavily, euthanized on track”
Warrens Vengeance, Sep 3, Finger Lakes R – “fracture[d] limb”
Royal Inheritance, Sep 6, Belmont T – “collapsed and died” (five years old)
Passporttovictory, Sep 6, Belmont R – “bad steps”
Mo Moxie, Sep 7, Belmont T – “sustained a fracture and was euthanized on track”
So Surprising, Sep 7, Saratoga T – “fractured sesamoids”
Deft, Sep 12, Belmont R – “fell…suffering a fatal injury”
Rhode Island, Sep 14, Belmont R – “vanned off…subsequently euthanized”
Noble Spirit, Sep 16, Saratoga T – “sustained injury…subsequently euthanized”
Coffee Crush, Sep 19, Belmont T – “apparent cardiovascular collapse” (four years old)
Have Another, Sep 20, Belmont – “severe laminitis”
Meet Me in L A, Sep 21, Belmont R – “went wrong…euthanized”
Chazy, Sep 23, Finger Lakes R – “took a bad step – catastrophic injury to limb”
Queen Elsa, Sep 23, Saratoga Harness – “found deceased in stall” (raced Sep 19)
Grady, Oct 7, Finger Lakes R – “broke down…euthanized on track”
Sweet Timing, Oct 9, Belmont T (euthanized Nov 29) – “pelvic injury”
Corey Q, Oct 9, Finger Lakes – “euthanized due to worsening pneumonia”
E Z for You to Say, Oct 10, Belmont – “euthanized for severe laminitis [both front] feet”
B B Molly, Oct 10, Finger Lakes R – “carpal slab fracture necessitating euthanasia”
Mo Fun, Oct 14, Belmont T – “suffered a cardiovascular collapse” (three years old)
Bet U Cant Find Me, Oct 25, Finger Lakes T – “sustained injury to leg”
Maytime Terror, Oct 26, Saratoga Harness R – “broken pastern”
Iswear I’ll Behave, Nov, Belmont T (euthanized Dec 21) – “suspensory injury…laminitis”
Kid Robin Hood, Nov 2, Belmont T – “sustained a fracture at the 5/16 pole”
Darken a Day, Nov 10, Belmont T – “sustained injury requiring euthanasia on track”
Candy Smile, Nov 20, Aqueduct R – “injury to left front”
Long Haul Bay, Nov 21, Belmont – “euthanized due to severe colic”
Goneonamission, Nov 24, Belmont – “found deceased with apparent head injury”
Clear the Ramp, Nov 27, Aqueduct R – “suffered a catastrophic injury”
Giant Sandy, Nov 27, Finger Lakes R – “sustained injury…euthanized”
Gio Game, Dec 6, Belmont T – “cardiovascular collapse” (four years old)
Dino Three O Nine, Dec 8, Belmont T – “injury to RF leg…necessitat[ing] euthanasia”
Bright Diamond N, Dec 14, Yonkers R – “fell over, died on racetrack”
Riot Worthy, Dec 16, Belmont T – “sustained leg injury…necessitat[ing] euthanasia”
Outside Influence, Dec 21, Belmont T – “compound, open distal fracture”
Solar Fire, Dec 29, Belmont – “sustained an elbow injury in his stall”

The following racehorses were killed racing or training on New York tracks in 2018. While reading, please bear in mind that this is surely but a partial reckoning as the Gaming Commission typically only discloses deaths occurring on-site (or occasionally at equine hospitals) and those within 72 hours of injury. And, of course, nothing from the many private training facilities strewn across the state. In short, it’s much worse…

Alex the Terror, January 9, Belmont T
“fx sesamoids while galloping; vanned off – euthanized”

Old Dubai, January 19, Belmont T
“fell at 7/8 pole, subsequently euthanized on track due to compound fracture”

Sing the Dream, January 27, Aqueduct R
“fell at the 3/8 pole, suffered fracture to front leg – euthanized on track”

Purring On Empty, January 28, Aqueduct R
“pulled up after finish, ambulanced to barn with fracture – subsequently euthanized”

Ciaran, March 6, Belmont T
“suffered a fracture to his front leg breezing – vanned off and euthanized”

A Fleet Attitude, March 10, Aqueduct R
“bad step after the finish, fx cannon – euthanized on the track”

Motown Sound, March 11, Aqueduct R
“pulled up after finish, vanned off; fx cannon, P1 – euthanized”

Lawgiver Hanover, March 13, Yonkers R
“broke cannon bone – euthanized”

Threefortyfive, March 15, Aqueduct T (euthanized March 16)
“lameness; radiographs revealed fractured cannon bone – euthanized”

Pappy’s Pal, April 2, Yonkers R
“fractured pastern and was subsequently euthanized”

Milo Milo, April 7, Aqueduct R (euthanized April 9)
“pulled up at the 5/8 pole and vanned off – subsequently euthanized for a leg injury”

Clooney Drummond, April 11, Buffalo R
“took bad step; P2 comminuted – euthanized off track”

Overdraft, April 13, Aqueduct R (euthanized June 3)
“euthanized for a fractured pelvis”

Yosemite Camn, April 28, Buffalo R
“took bad step out of gate – ambulanced off track and euthanized”

Belt High, May 3, Belmont T
“fx cannon bone/sesamoids – euthanized on the track”

Desert Affair, May 6, Belmont R
“suffered a fatal musculoskeletal injury and was euthanized on the track”

The Berber, May 14, Finger Lakes T
“catastrophic injury to shoulder – euthanized”

Mark My Style, May 24, Belmont T
“suffered a soft tissue injury; did not respond to treatment – euthanized”

Cash Poor, June 3, Saratoga Harness R
“horse collapsed and died after finishing fourth in fourth race”

Montauk, June 7, Belmont T
“suffered a fractured shoulder and was euthanized”

Schomberg, June 12, Finger Lakes T
“fx sesamoid – euthanized”

Classy Cara, June 14, Belmont T
“was pulled up, ambulanced off the track; fx sesamoid – euthanized”

Freeze the Account, June 17, Belmont R
“suffered fx cannon/sesamoids – euthanized on the track”

Run Juja Run, June 19, Finger Lakes R (euthanized June 27)
“raced on 06/19/18, laminitis without resolution – euthanized”

Mary Pray for Us, June 21, Finger Lakes R
“DNF – euthanized on the track”

New Pass, June 23, Belmont R
“suffered fx cannon bone – euthanized on the track”

Luzinski, June 27, Belmont R
“was pulled up – euthanized on track”

Dream Host, July 4, Finger Lakes R
“fx front limb and went down – euthanized on the track”

David’s Elaine, July 7, Finger Lakes R
“broke down while racing – euthanized on the track”

Presumptuous, July 7, Saratoga T
“sustained closed fractures – subsequently euthanized”

Heartspoke, July 25, Saratoga R
“horse collapsed on track – possible cardiovascular death”

Macho Citizen, July 28, Saratoga R
“pulled up, vanned off; fx sesamoids – euthanized”

Charlonique, July 30, Belmont T
“fx cannon bone and sesamoid – euthanized”

Maddie’s Revenge, July 30, Finger Lakes R
“pulled up, vanned off – euthanized”

Gabriella, August 6, Belmont T
“sustained pelvic fracture; vanned off – euthanized”

My Perfect Gem, August 8, Finger Lakes R
“pulled up – euthanized”

Biz Boss, August 17, Saratoga T
“fx sesamoids – euthanized”

Indifference, August 20, Saratoga T
“injured, vanned off and euthanized”

Bowie, August 26, Saratoga R
“horse injured – euthanized on track”

Check My Pulse, August 27, Monticello R
“sustained injury to pastern, necessitating euthanasia track side”

Mischief Maker, August 28, Tioga T
“after training knuckled over…shattering his pastern – humanely euthanized”

Swift One, August 30, Finger Lakes T
“fx sesamoid – euthanized”

Quaff, September 8, Belmont T
“removed from track via ambulance – euthanasia”

Cool Breeze De Vie, September 8, Tioga R
“collapsed and died upon returning to the paddock immediately following the race”

Cleo’s Reign, early September, Finger Lakes T (euthanized September 13)
“fx sesamoid(s); efforts to repair injury unsuccessful, necessitating euthanasia”

Business Expense, September 13, Saratoga T
“fx cannon and P1 – euthanized”

Hard Study, September 16, Saratoga T (euthanized September 18)
“fx sesamoids, ambulanced to barn; poor prognosis for recovery – euthanized”

Loose, September 21, Belmont R
“pulled up, taken back to barn in ambulance – fractures necessitating euthanasia”

Forbade, September 24, Saratoga T
“sustained condylar fracture requiring euthanasia”

Kieran Street, September 27, Finger Lakes R
“broke down – euthanized on track”

Aqua Bel Sar, September 30, Belmont T
“collapsed in area of 1/16th pole”

Panchester United, October 5, Saratoga Harness R
“fractured pastern”

Charnley River, October 6, Finger Lakes R
“collapsed and died after the finish – possible aneurysm”

St. Barts, October 6, Saratoga T
“collapsed – pulmonary hemorrhage”

K’s Cabernet, October 10, Aqueduct T
“sustained fx cannon bone – euthanized on track”

Miss Technicality, October 14, Belmont T
“sustained an injury, transported to her barn via ambulance – humanely euthanized”

Tell You What, October 14, Belmont R
“suffered fx cannon bone resulting in humane euthanasia on the track”

Flirtin N Flashin, October 18, Finger Lakes R
“broke down in the stretch – euthanized on track”

Rahy’s Bandit, October 26, Belmont T
“suffered a fracture to her front leg and was euthanized on the track”

A True Giant, early October, Belmont T (euthanized October 28)
“severe laminitis subsequent to injury sustained three weeks prior – euthanized”

Gotcha Gabin, November 4, Aqueduct T
“sustained sesamoid injury – subsequently euthanized on track”

Buddy’s Tiz, November 5, Belmont T
“collapsed and died”

Smooth Move, November 8, Aqueduct T
“sustained pelvic fracture subsequently necessitating euthanasia”

Tizz Hip, November 8, Finger Lakes T
“fx sesamoid – euthanized”

Andesine, November 11, Aqueduct R
“collapsed and died after walking down the track after being unsaddled”

Last Chant, November 15, Finger Lakes R
“fx condylar – euthanized”

Malibu Strings, November 29, Belmont T
“was injured; sent to Ruffian center – poor prognosis, euthanasia chosen”

Three Perfections, December 1, Aqueduct R
“suffered a fatal musculoskeletal injury to front leg and was euthanized on the track”

Frankies Rockngirl, December 7, Batavia R
“took bad step, sustained fracture – ambulanced off track and euthanized”

Redwhiteandheaven, December 7, Batavia R
“sustained fracture – ambulanced off track and euthanized”

Bluegrass Flash, December 8, Aqueduct R (euthanized December 9)
“sustained injury, sheath laceration – owners opted for euthanasia”

Consensus Thinking, December 20, Aqueduct R
“sustained injury necessitating euthanasia on track”

Big Mischief, December 23, Aqueduct R
“sustained injury – euthanized on track”

In addition, these still-very-much-active racehorses died on track grounds from what the industry craftily calls “non-racing” causes. Technically true, perhaps, but morally they are no less casualties of this vile business than the ones above.

Steve’s Image, January 7, Belmont
“horse died in stall from apparent colic”

Jeter, February 6, Aqueduct
“horse died while being treated for acute colic”

Dragon Dread, February 14, Monticello
“found deceased in barn stall this morning”

Ladies Day, February 16, Belmont
“was recumbent and could not rise – euthanized following day”

Shelby’s Ideal, March 13, Monticello
“found dead following treatment for acute colic the day prior”

You’llrememberwhen, April 3, Finger Lakes
“died in stall – possible colic” (two years old)

Anchor, April 6, Belmont
“horse was found dead in stall” (four years old)

Terry O Geri, May 18, Belmont
“found dead in stall two days after having colic surgery”

Baby Lightweight, May 21, Finger Lakes
“laminitis both front limbs – euthanized” (yet to be raced)

Fairway Tom, June 6, Finger Lakes
“colic – euthanized”

Livid Luke, July 22, Monticello
“found unresponsive; believed to have escaped from stall and died overnight”

My Flying Dragon, July 30, Finger Lakes
“flipped over on blacktop in barn area; suffered major head injury – euthanized”

Frosty Gal, August 1, Saratoga
“got away from handler…ran loose…sustained injuries…euthanasia”

Master Manipulator, August 6, Saratoga
“ran loose in barn area, was caught and returned; upon return, collapsed and died”

Thunderbird Wings, August 30, Finger Lakes
“colic without resolution – euthanized”

Royal Blessing, September 4, Saratoga
“was found dead in his stall – ileal rupture”

Northernstreetgal, September 7, Belmont
“chronic septic tendon sheath infection to hock – subsequently euthanized”

Ready for Rye, September, Saratoga
“colic” (information from source other than Gaming Commission)

Carradine, October 7, Finger Lakes
“colic without resolution – euthanized”

Field Sense, October 12, Finger Lakes
“colic without resolution – humanely euthanized”

Love Poochie Loo, October 25, Finger Lakes
“colic without resolution – euthanized”

KJ Henry Michael, October 27, Monticello
“found deceased in stall early morning” (two years old)

R Caan, November 13, Monticello
“euthanized following injury during shipment” (slated to be raced that day)

Formal Event, December 7, Belmont
“found deceased in stall; horse was under treatment for gastrointestinal issues”

Three Eighty Eight, December 25, Belmont
“euthanized due to pneumonia of approximately two weeks duration”

The following racehorses were killed on New York tracks in 2017.

Massena, early January, Belmont, training (euthanized January 23)
“severe laminitis due to post-op complications”

Upside Brown, January 17, Belmont, training
“fx RF leg”

Prince Zurs, January 21, Aqueduct, race 5 (euthanized February 2)
“RF suspensory issue”

Charming Vicky, January 22, Aqueduct, training
“fx RF sesamoids”

Lost Note, January 22, Aqueduct, race 1
“stumbled and fell, stood up and ran loose; fx RF leg – euthanized on track”

Kristi Q, January 22, Aqueduct, prior to race 9
“flipped over hitting head and died walking up ramp to track”

Yankee Tales, January 27, Belmont, training
“injured…ran loose, caught on horse path; fx LF sesamoids”

Big Unit, February 8, Buffalo, race 9
“pulled up, trailored off; fx LF leg”

Blameiton Brooklyn, February 10, Aqueduct, race 5
“LF carpal slab fx”

Frat Star, February 12, Aqueduct, race 4
“fell after wire; fx RF cannon bone and sesamoids – euthanized on track”

Regulus, February 12, Aqueduct, race 5
“fx RF sesamoids, ran loose, caught at 1/4 pole – euthanized on track”

Wheretheparty’sat, February 21, Monticello, race 8
“fx LF pastern”

Missy’s Hat Trick, February 27, Belmont, training
“fx shoulder”

Read the Dream, March 12, Aqueduct, race 7
“RF carpal slab fx – euthanized on track”

Second City, April 1, Aqueduct, race 3
“fx LR leg – euthanized on track”

Incognito, April 1, Saratoga Harness, race 2
“disrupted distal sesamoidian ligament”

Mac’s Posse, April 9, Belmont, training
“fell…several attempts to stand unsuccessful; severe traumatic back/pelvic injury – euthanized on track”

Cespedes, April 10, Aqueduct, training
“fx RF leg”

Receiver, April 22, Belmont, training
“RF suspensory ligament rupture”

Flatterfly, April 23, Aqueduct, race 5
“fell, stood up and ran loose; fx RF leg – euthanized on track”

All Class, April 24, Finger Lakes, training
“flipped and fractured its back” (nine years old, 61 races)

Mere Aglise, April 27, Finger Lakes, training
“horse collapsed and died on track”

Cornedbeefncabbage, April 28, Belmont, training
“fx both LF sesamoids – euthanized on track”

Choice Indian, April 29, Finger Lakes, training

Aragonite, April 30, Belmont, race 6
“suffered a musculo-skeletal injury”

Puissant, May 7, Belmont, training
“fx LR cannon”

Silk Spinner, May 15, Finger Lakes, race 7
“fx sesamoid”

Classy Chris, May 17, Belmont, prior to race 5
“ran through rail, sustained fx LR leg”

Yo Adrienne, May 22, Finger Lakes, training
“horse lethargic after training…fell and died” (three years old)

R Sleeping Beauty, May 24, Finger Lakes, race 2
“severe suspensory ligament tear”

On the Deadline, May 27, Finger Lakes, race 1
“suffered catastrophic injury LF fetlock”

Storm the Shore, May 28, Belmont, race 1
“fx LF leg”

Lakalas, May 28, Saratoga, training
“collapsed and died”

Happy Match, June 3, Belmont, race 1
“fx LF sesamoids”

Sharp as a Tack, June 10, Tioga, training
“death in backstretch barn following an on-track warm up”

Chrome Finish, June 18, Buffalo, prior to race 10
“reared up in stall, slipped, struck head on wall – collapsed and died”

Sporty Big Boy, June 22, Saratoga Harness, race 4
“collision with another horse; fx RR leg”

Non Stop, June 25, Belmont, race 5
“rider attempted to pull up but jumped off, horse ran loose, caught, vanned to barn; fx RF sesamoid with ligament rupture”

Flying Bullet, June 27, Belmont, training
“fx RF leg”

Ed’s Dream, June 29, Saratoga Harness, race 10
“died on track after race – possible heart problem”

Dream Player, July 2, Belmont, prior to race 10
“flipped over inside rail of training track sustaining blunt trauma”

Small Print, July 3, Finger Lakes, training
“unseated rider, ran to barn; torn/rupture tendon LR leg”

Queen B, July 6, Saratoga, training
“fx RR leg”

Sapporo, July 14, Belmont, race 10
“right carpal slab fx”

Regal Babe, July 15, Buffalo, race 8
“multiple fxs RF P1”

Rule the City, July 16, Belmont, race 1 (euthanized September 29)
“euthanized…following surgery”

Wanztbwicked, July 22, Saratoga, training
“RF suspensory rupture”

Fashion Delight, July 23, Yonkers, race 12
“shattered pastern – euthanized on track”

Angels Seven, July 28, Saratoga, race 3
“fx LF leg – euthanized on track”

Howard Beach, July 29, Saratoga, training
“unseated rider, ran loose; fx to RF leg”

Positive Waves, July 29, Saratoga, training
“fx to his RF leg”

Brooklyn Major, July 31, Saratoga, race 9
“collapsed after wire…and died – suspected CV event” (four years old)

Marshall Plan, August 2, Saratoga, training
“fx condylar bone”

Fall Colors, August 3, Saratoga, race 1
“horse fell at second fence and died on track from trauma sustained in fall”

Munjaz, August 3, Saratoga, race 8
“horse took bad step – fx LR leg”

Lakeside Sunset, August 5, Saratoga, training
“fx RR leg”

Unbroken Chain, August 6, Saratoga, race 11
“fx LF leg – euthanized on track”

Cougar Hanover, August 9, Monticello, race 6
“collapsed and died after race – suspected aortic rupture”

Love You Bad, August 9, Monticello, race 11
“collapsed and died in stall after racing”

Hot Cajun Sauce, August 10, Finger Lakes, training
“ran off track over embankment, sustained spinal injury”

Sweetneida, August 11, Saratoga, race 1
“took bad step – fx LF sesamoids”

Meteoroid, August 16, Saratoga, race 1
“injured RF leg prior to 6th fence – euthanized on track”

Sayonara Rose, August 17, Saratoga, race 9
“fx LF sesamoids – euthanized on track”

Travelin Soldier, August 19, Saratoga, training
“fx RR leg”

That’s Amore, August 23, Finger Lakes, race 9
“euthanized” (no other information given)

Wanna Rock N Roll, August 30, Batavia, prior to race 8
“horse collapsed and died in barn after lasix administration”

Alpha Dance, August 30, Finger Lakes, race 4
“pulled up…exited track – collapsed and died” (four years old)

Aggie’s Honor, August 31, Saratoga, training
“suffered a fx to RF leg”

Karen Kan, September 1, Belmont, training
“fx humeral bone”

Irish Prayer, September 2, Belmont, training
“fx LF sesamoids”

Bay City Blues, September 4, Finger Lakes, race 5
“fx RF sesamoid – euthanized on track”

Top Fortitude, September 17, Belmont, race 6
“fell at 3/8 pole; fx LF sesamoid – euthanized on track”

Hank Who, September 18, Finger Lakes, race 5
“fx both RF sesamoids”

Somekindasexy, September 18, Saratoga, training
“fx both RF sesamoids”

Submit, September 20, Belmont, race 9
“fx LF cannon bone – euthanized on track”

Legal Tendora, September 21, Finger Lakes, race 4
“fx LF sesamoid – euthanized on the track”

Madgirl, September 22, Belmont, training
“fx RF sesamoids”

Al’s Nightmare, September 23, Belmont, training
“sustained injury to LF cannon bone”

Scootin Bay, September 27, Batavia, prior to race 10
“came off track after warm-up – collapsed in paddock area”

Red Cash, September 29, Saratoga Harness, race 3
“fx LR pastern”

Falcon’s Chance, October 7, Saratoga Harness, race 5
“fx in left pastern and fetlock”

Roberta Brooks, October 14, Saratoga, training
“fx to LF cannon”

Judge Maggie, October 18, Finger Lakes, race 5
“fx RF limb – euthanized on track”

Bourbonfuhrme, October 21, Belmont, race 6
“fx LR cannon bone”

Saratoga Swayz, October 26, Belmont, training
“humeral fx”

Hyde Park Express, October 31, Belmont, training
“was struck by horse [below] – euthanized on the track”

Elite Kid, October 31, Belmont, training (euthanized November 11)
“collided with [above]…euthanized after no improvement”

Ronnie’s Whey, October 31, Finger Lakes, race 7
“fx LF limb – euthanized on the track”

Papa Freud, November 3, Aqueduct, race 7
“vanned off and euthanized” (no other information given)

Left the Galaxy, November 6, Finger Lakes, training
“fx LF sesamoid”

Hy Brasil, November 11, Aqueduct, race 2
“suffered a fatal musculo-skeletal injury – euthanized on the track”

Ogan’s Runner, November 16, Belmont, training (euthanized November 17)
“closed fracture”

Momma’s Moonshine, November 16, Finger Lakes, training (euthanized December 1)
“condylar fxs both front legs”

Turcotte, November 18, Belmont, training
“condylar fx”

Act Surprised, November 20, Finger Lakes, race 10
“fx LF shoulder – euthanized on the track”

Iggy Loco, November 22, Aqueduct, race 8
“vanned off and euthanized” (no other information given)

Winter Wish, November 24, Finger Lakes, race 4
“fx LF sesamoids – euthanized on the track”

Bail, November 25, Belmont, training
“fx LF cannon bone and sesamoid”

Fusaichi Red, December 9, Aqueduct, race 8
“fx RR P1”

Lucky Sugar, December 9, Belmont, training
“suffered a fx to her RF cannon bone – euthanized on the track”

In addition, these still-very-much-active racehorses died on track grounds from what the industry craftily calls “non-racing” causes. Technically true, perhaps, but morally they are no less casualties of this vile business than the ones above.

Fortune Faded, January 16, Aqueduct
“euthanized for chronic severe laminitis”

Jules, January 27, Belmont
“squamous cell carcinoma, developed secondary complications”

Fabulous Kid, February 26, Belmont
“euthanized for severe laminitis” (last raced February 11)

Shotgun Love, March 7, Aqueduct
“euthanized for severe laminitis both front feet” (last raced July 17)

Maelstrom, March 28, Saratoga Harness
“severe colic, unresponsive to treatment”

Rich ‘n’ Tuck, April 28, Belmont
“died [apparently, not euthanized] from a case of severe colic” (last raced April 9)

Quick Coconut, May 19, Finger Lakes
“being treated for a cold – found dead in stall” (last raced May 7)

Malibu Squeeze, June 21, Belmont
“severe laminitis” (last raced March 21)

Adirondack Dancer, June 28, Belmont
“severe laminitis” (last raced November 12)

Hidden Accounts, June 29, Belmont
“horse spooked, fell awkwardly, would not stand – euthanized”

Dr. Stone, July 26, Finger Lakes
“reared up, fell backwards, began to have seizure – euthanized” (last raced June 26)

Duquesne Whistle, August 7, Saratoga
“colic” (three years old, last raced July 30, Saratoga)

Girlslovechocolate, August 25, Finger Lakes
“laminitis” (was raced three times in 26 days in November)

That Mr. P, August 26, Saratoga
“acute colic” (three years old, last raced July 31, Saratoga)

Timber, September 6, Finger Lakes
“paralyzed arytenoids” (last raced June 21)

Ice Maker, September 12, Finger Lakes
“colic” (three years old)

Sherlock’s Hope, September 25, Belmont
“acute severe laminitis in all four feet” (two years old, raced twice)

Hold On Momma, October 14, Belmont
“suffered a severe case of colic” (four years old, last raced October 5)

Freudian Dilemma, October 18, Finger Lakes
“found deceased in stall – gastric/digestive issues” (nine years old, 64 races; last one came just six days prior to dying)

Rip Loves Maize, October 24, Finger Lakes
“collapsed in stall and expired” (three years old, last raced October 10)

Rainy Night, November 22, Belmont
“found lame in her stall on 11/15; euthanized on 11/22 for severe hemorrhage from gastrocnemius tear/trauma” (last raced October 12)

(source: NYS Gaming Commission)

Through a FOIA request to the New York State Gaming Commission, I have confirmed the following deaths at New York tracks in 2016:

Sharyn’s Dream, January 2, Belmont training, “fractured leg – euthanized on track”

Uncle Duncan, January 10, Aqueduct 4, “sesamoid fracture – euthanized”

Bellamy Xpress, January 16, Aqueduct 9, “fractured leg – euthanized”

Police Camp, January 22, Belmont training, “fractured cannon – euthanized on track”

Mini Muffin, January 22, Belmont training, “fractured both LF sesamoids – euthanized”

Power Crazed, January 29, Belmont training, “shoulder injury, developed nerve damage – euthanized March 24”

Songa, January 30, Belmont training, “fell, fractured leg – euthanized on track”

Wild Target, February 6, Aqueduct training, “collapsed and died after breezing – suspected cardiovascular event”

Alysaro, February 7, Aqueduct 7, “fractured leg – euthanized”

Scatoosh, February 18, Belmont training, “fractured leg – euthanized on track”

Art of Darkness, February 19, Buffalo 12, “fractured leg – euthanized”

Kibble, February 21, Aqueduct 7, “pulled up lame, suspected pelvic fracture, went into shock – euthanized”

Report For Duty N, March 11, Yonkers 2, “fell to the ground, chest compressions and meds administered unsuccessfully – suspected ruptured aorta”

Fool To Cry, March 31, Yonkers 4, “fractured cannon – euthanized”

It’s Elementary, April 8, Belmont training, “fractured leg – euthanized on track”

Cndiana Jones, April 9, Saratoga Raceway training, “fractured leg – euthanized on track”

What the Frost, April 10, Finger Lakes training, “fractured sesamoids – euthanized”

Loomin Lori Lou, April 12, Finger Lakes training, “fractured sesamoid – euthanized”

Cuantos, April 13, Aqueduct 1, “fell, sustained fractures of cannon and sesamoids – euthanized on track”

Copper Forest, April 22, Finger Lakes training, “collapsed and died while galloping out after breezing – suspected cardiovascular event”

Ideal Brandi, April 29, Saratoga Raceway 11, “collapsed and died on track, possibly bled internally or heart condition”

Hypnotist, May 12, Yonkers 3, “died on track after race – suspect cardiac event”

Big Time Rocks, May 14, prior to Buffalo 11, “”horse reared in stall, hit head – died”

Tug River Dylan, May 15, Saratoga Raceway 1, “collapsed and died on track after race – possible cardiac event”

Karenina Gal, May 18, Belmont 9, “fractured cannon, sesamoids; sedated, vanned off – euthanized”

Rock Show, May 20, Belmont 6, “sesamoid fracture and suspensory rupture – euthanized”

Soho Highroller A, May 23, Yonkers 4, “collapsed and died after race – possible cardiac event”

Quaralia, May 26, Belmont training, “pulled up lame, fractured cannon and sesamoid – euthanized”

Hadeed Fi Hadeed, May 30, Saratoga training, “pulled up lame, fractured leg – euthanized”

Feels Like Magic N, May 30, Yonkers 1, “shattered pastern – euthanized”

Noble’s Whim, June 1, Belmont training, “suffered a fracture to her left shoulder – euthanized”

Precise Accusation, June 1, Buffalo 9, “sustained unrepairable fracture to leg – euthanized”

Riding the Rails, June 4, Belmont training, “fractures – euthanized”

Mordi’s Miracle, June 4, Belmont 4, “pulled up, ambulanced off – euthanized”

Smile a Little, June 5, Tioga 2 (euthanized/died June 10)

Rose Bern, June 8, Belmont training, “fractured leg – euthanized on track”

Bustin, June 10, Finger Lakes training, “suffered an injury to fetlock – euthanized on track”

Xtreme Marine, June 11, Buffalo 7, “fracture(s) of the pastern, non repairable – euthanized”

Majestic Joe, June 12, Belmont training, “cannon and sesamoids fractures – euthanized”

Sixth Man, June 12, Saratoga Raceway, “bone fracture, fetlock chip; treated for 3 weeks without improvement – euthanized”

Anchorwoman, June 13, Finger Lakes 7, “fractured sesamoids – euthanized on track”

Bonita Luna, June 17, Belmont 3, “leg fracture – euthanized”

Escape to Vegas, June 18, Belmont training, “fractured sesamoids – euthanized”

Todo Onota, June 20, Belmont training, “fractured both LF sesamoids – euthanized”

Sweet Hot Toddy, July 5, Finger Lakes 4, “fractured sesamoids – euthanized on track”

Mary’s Legacy, July 9, Finger Lakes 5, “fractured sesamoids – euthanized on track”

Futurazo, July 14, Finger Lakes 4, “fractured sesamoid – euthanized on track”

Hisnameisdash, July 16, Finger Lakes training, “bowed tendon – euthanized”

Squire Creek, July 16, Saratoga training, “fell, fractured ulna – euthanized on track”

Was It Worth It, July 19, Finger Lakes 6, “left stifle swelling, ligament rupture – euthanized August 8”

Stradivari, July 22, Saratoga training (euthanized December), “fractured leg” (note: this info came from the Paulick Report)

Zamjara, July 23, Saratoga 1, “fractured leg – euthanized”

Rootformejustin, July 23, Saratoga 5, “pulled up, ambulanced off – euthanized”

Indian Nobility, July 27, Saratoga 3, “ruptured ligaments – euthanized”

Domestic Warrior, August 1, Saratoga 4, “fractured both RF sesamoids – euthanized on track”

Jesse’s Story, August 2, Yonkers 7, “horse fell, sustained severe skull fracture and died”

Iwannabejustlikeu, August 3, Batavia 2, “fractured leg, surgery; morning of August 20 found in duress, x-ray revealed leg fracture [same leg] – euthanized”

Jonrah, August 3, Saratoga training, “fractured cannon – euthanized on track”

Midnight Visitor, August 4, prior to Saratoga 4, “reared up while being walked to Assembly Barn, fell suffering head trauma – euthanized next morning”

Wheels Up Now, August 5, Saratoga training, “fractured sesamoids – euthanized” (note: this info came from the Daily Racing Form)

Recepta, August 5, Saratoga training (euthanized November), “fractured pelvis” (note: this info came from the Daily Racing Form)

Victorious Lover, August 15, Finger Lakes training, “fractured sesamoid – euthanized on track”

Tighten Up, August 19, Yonkers 3, “fractured pastern – euthanized on track”

Prince Corredor, August 20, Saratoga training, “collapsed and died after breezing – cardiovascular event”

Git On Bob, August 22, Finger Lakes 5, “collapsed and died”

Elusive Neko, August 24, Saratoga training, “fractured cannon – euthanized”

Bob Le Beau, August 25, Saratoga 1, “fractured cannon – euthanized”

Ring of Truth, August 25, Saratoga 10, “humeral fracture – euthanized on track”

Desert Trial, August 28, Saratoga training, “collapsed and died – suspect cardiovascular”

Private Thrill, September 3, Finger Lakes 5, “fractured sesamoid – euthanized”

Sayalittlprayrfrme, September 7, prior to Batavia 7, “rough trip in trailer to track, sustained laceration over L eye, seemed ok initially but was found down in stall and in extreme distress later that afternoon, vet treated without improvement – euthanized”

McDynamite, September 8, Yonkers 9, “pulled up, off on right hind; xrays later revealed extent of injury – horse euthanized”

Black Doblin, September 9, Aqueduct training, “fractured leg – euthanized”

Its Only Fair, September 9, Saratoga training, “collapsed and died after breezing – suspect cardiovascular event”

unnamed 2-year-old, September 17, Belmont training, “fractured humerus – euthanized”

Indiana Stones, September 17, Finger Lakes 3, “fractured knee – euthanized”

Sgt. Major Ross, September 17, Finger Lakes 4, “fractured sesamoids – euthanized”

Core Competency, September 19, Saratoga training, “fractured leg – euthanized”

Cam Dan Kadandy, September 23, Saratoga Raceway 3, “fell, fractured pastern and cannon – euthanized”

Dontevnthnkaboutit, September 26, Finger Lakes training, “ran loose, impaled shoulder on rail, extensive tissue & muscle damage – euthanized”

Notwhoiseemtobe, September 27, Finger Lakes 4, “fractured sesamoids – euthanized”

Apostles Creed, September 27, Yonkers 11, “started race, broke stride, pulled up – laid down and died”

Fort Smith, October 2, Belmont 4, “fractured leg – euthanized”

Onlytheshadowknows, October 3, Belmont training, “fractured sesamoids – euthanized”

unnamed 2-year-old, October 8, Finger Lakes training, “fractured pelvis, treated for couple days without improvement – euthanized”

Take Me Away, October 11, Finger Lakes 9, “fractured knee – euthanized on track”

Cinder Block, October 15, Belmont 2, “leg fracture – euthanized”

The Silver Frisby, October 17, Belmont training, “leg fracture – euthanized”

Sachicomula, October 17, Finger Lakes 8, “severe swelling upper femur/pelvic region, suspect fractured hip/pelvis – euthanized on track”

A Chip and a Chair, October 19, Belmont training, “fractured both RF sesamoids – euthanized on track”

She’s My Ghibli, October 19, Belmont 9, “fractured carpus – euthanized”

Baccelo, October 20, Belmont training, “fractured leg – euthanized”

Winter Games, October 20, Belmont training, “suffered fracture to leg – later euthanized”

Long Blooming Rose, October 21, Belmont training, “suffered ruptured suspensory – euthanized”

Spectacular Shirin, November 5, Finger Lakes 4, “fractured leg – euthanized on track”

Daves Gone Bananas, November 12, Belmont training, “fractured leg – euthanized”

Englehart, November 12, Belmont training, “fractured leg – euthanized on track”

Zingarella, November 16, Finger Lakes 6 (euthanized November 17), “fractured leg”

Our Sweet Lilly, November 18, Aqueduct training, “leg fracture – euthanized”

Kim Royale, November 25, Aqueduct 9, “pelvic fracture, no improvement overnight – euthanized next morning”

Flat Out Licked Em, November 29, Finger Lakes 1, “fractured carpus – euthanized”

Justenuffaddie, November 30, Finger Lakes 4, “fractured scapula – euthanized on track”

Flaming Fever, November 30, Finger Lakes 4, “hard collision out of gate, fractured sesamoid – euthanized”

Sinistra, December 5, Belmont training, “pulled up after breezing – collapsed and died”

Crystal Belle, December 10, Belmont training, “fractured both LF sesamoids – euthanized”

Condo Prince, December 31, Aqueduct 3, “fractured cannon – euthanized on track”

In addition, the following horses died on track grounds from what the industry calls “non-racing” causes. While this may be technically true, morally they are no less casualties of this vile business than the ones above.

Lemon Iceking, January 29, Belmont, “being treated for recurring bronchopneumonia without resolution – found dead in stall”

Klassic Pat, February 24, Belmont, “euthanized due to colitis”

Basanite, March 20, Belmont, “died 10 minutes after being medicated with Prednisolone and Acepromazine – adverse drug reaction”

Alexa’s Miracle, April 9, Belmont, “euthanized for vertebral disease”

Yodelmesomemagic, May 27, Finger Lakes, “found dead in stall – suspect colic”

Go Go Jo (pony), June 4, Belmont, “found recumbent in stall, rolled multiple times, unable to rise, aggressively medicated w/o improvement – humanely euthanized”

The Grey Bullet, July 14, Vernon, “found dead in stall”

Lebowski, August 2, Saratoga, “found dead outside stall, treated previous day for gastrointestinal issue, endotoxemia”

Lost in D Shuffle, September 25, Finger Lakes, “leg caught on walking machine, treated for cellulitis and lameness without improvement – euthanized”

unnamed 2-year-old, September 30, Belmont, “found dead in stall, fractured pelvis with hemorrhaging”

Willy, October 11, Belmont, “treated for colic without improvement – euthanized”

Surreal Dream, November 5, Finger Lakes, “treated for septicemia of unknown origin without any improvement – euthanized”

Actively, November 19, Aqueduct, “died in stall – apparent colic”

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There can be no justification for the killing of animals for $2 bets. End it. Now.