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

San Ruler, Jan 1, Mahoning T – “horse became lame after working Dec 9; when lameness did not resolve…radiographs revealed fractured ankle [and] owner elected euthanasia” (that’s almost a month with a broken ankle)

Official Kisser, Jan 1, Northfield R – “fractured pastern, euthanized on track”

Smokin Joe, Jan 1, Northfield R – “compound fracture MCIII, euthanized on track”

One Fine Andi, Jan 1, Northfield R – “suspected fractured shoulder/vertebrae, vanned off, euthanized” (all three of these horses were killed in the same race)

Yamboree Queen, Jan 5, Mahoning S – “found in stall with severe colic; horse died while waiting for permission to euthanize”

I’m Feeling Lucky, Jan 14, Mahoning T – “[multiple] fractures, vanned off, euthanized”

Sky Writer, Jan 14, Mahoning R – “fractured sesamoids, dislocated ankle – euthanized on track”

Bearpath, Jan 19, Mahoning R – “horse fractured and displaced both RF sesamoids – euthanized on track”

News Watch, Jan 20, Northfield R – “compounded fracture, vanned off, euthanized”

Hoboken Hustle, Jan 24, Mahoning R – “fractured sesamoids, dislocated ankle – euthanized on track”

Secret Princess, Jan 26, Mahoning T – “open, displaced fracture LF cannon – euthanized on track”

Uncaptured Soldier, Feb 22, Mahoning R – “horse fractured both RF sesamoids, euthanized on track”

Ruby Jane, Mar 21, Mahoning R – “severe, displaced fracture right knee – euthanized on track”

Jersey Jim, Mar 22, Miami Valley R – “fractured cannon; due to open wound contaminated with dirt, cannon [in] multiple pieces, and intractable pain, euthanasia was recommended”

Marquero, Mar 23, Mahoning R – “broke ankle, vanned off, euthanized”

Carina, Mar 28, Mahoning R (euthanized Apr 8) – “broke down (4/5 lame), vanned off, shipped to farm, deteriorated, euthanized”

Ma Moos Warrior, Mar 28, Mahoning R (euthanized Mar 30) – “multiple displaced pelvic fractures” (he was made to suffer with multiple fractures for two days)

Travel Ban, Mar 30, Northfield R – “fractured pastern, vanned off, euthanized”

Rum Chaser, Apr 6, Mahoning R – “horse collapsed and died around the 3/8 pole”

Zenmode, Apr 8, Mahoning S – “horse developed a fever of 104 on Apr 6; found dead in her stall Apr 8”

Anastasia Nikki, Apr 15, Northfield T – “pelvic fracture, euthanized”

Natchez Belle, May 1, Northfield S – “fractured tibia, euthanized”

Stone Palace, May 2, Belterra T – “fractured scapula, euthanized on track”

Antagonist, May 4, Miami Valley R – “slowed dramatically, dropped over dead”

Thechromeweknow, May 4, Thistledown R – “[multiple] open fractures, euthanized”

Abacus, May 14, Scioto R – “shattered pastern, euthanized”

Competent, May 23, Thistledown R – “horse fractured both RF sesamoids, euthanized”

Hadlen, May 31, Thistledown R (euthanized Jun 2) – “displaced fracture RF leg”

Run With Grace, Jun 14, Thistledown R – “horse [suffered] open, displaced fracture and dislocated ankle – euthanized on track”

Frontal Assault, Jun 17, Belterra S – “horse had a history of sporadic epistaxis [and] would occasionally bleed in stall; on Jun 17, horse bled profusely in stall – blood all over – was agonizing in shock and had [to be] euthanized”

Blameworthy, Jun 17, Belterra R – “sesamoids fractured, attachments avulsed, vanned off, euthanized”

Super Steamy, Jun 21, Belterra R – “ligaments completely avulsed, joint disarticulated, euthanized on track”

yet-to-be-named 2-year-old, Jun 24, Northfield S – “colic/impaction, euthanized”

Fox On the Run, Jun 25, Thistledown R – “open, displaced fractures LF ankle – euthanized”

Dream Fever, Jun 27, Thistledown R – “horse became distressed post-race, went down, deteriorated, died”

Pharoah’s Sympathy, Jun 29, Thistledown R – “fractured scapula, vanned off, euthanized”

True Hero, Jun 30, Thistledown R – “horse was bumped and hit the rail, falling and dislocating ankle – euthanized on track”

Horns For Three, Jul 7, Northfield R – “horse slowed down, proceeded to fall to the track, dead on arrival”

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

Shesdiamonite, Jul 8, Belterra R – “open fracture, avulsed ligament”

Enduring Love, Jul 12, Thistledown R – “fractured both sesamoids RF ankle”

Southern Oak, Jul 14, Belterra R – “open, compound fracture” (first race)

Commander Chachi, Jul 21, Thistledown T – “horse collapsed and died during morning workout; necropsy revealed multiple large pulmonary blood clots” (three years old)

Zippy Kitty, Jul 22, Thistledown R – “pulled up lame – comminuted fracture”

I Got the Time, Aug 4, Thistledown R – “open, displaced cannon fracture”

Fricka, Aug 5, Thistledown R – “horse won race, pulled up lame, poor prognosis for pain-free future, euthanasia”

Cousin, Aug 11, Thistledown T – “horse collapsed and died in barn after returning from workout – [multiple] hemorrhages, head, neck, chest” (six years old)

Sweetnessncharm, Aug 19, Thistledown R – “fractured shoulder”

The Tabulator, Aug 19, Thistledown R – “[multiple] open, compound fractures”

Truly Noble, Aug 29, Northfield R – “fractured tibia, not salvageable”

Watch Your Step, Aug 30, Thistledown R (euthanized Sep 6) – “horse became lame after racing and did not improve – displaced sesamoid fracture”

Yeahiknow, Sep 3, Belterra R – “collapsed and died [after finishing last, 28 lengths back] – most likely pulmonary bleed-out or cardiac event” (six years old)

Royal Briar, Sep 7, Thistledown T – “displaced P1 fracture”

Bionic Rosie, Sep 14, Thistledown R – “fell over fallen horse, fractured shoulder”

Make the Call (below), Sep 22, Thistledown R – “collapsed, agonal breathing, died”

Quasar Moon, Sep 23, Thistledown R – “won race, pulled up lame, [euthanized]”

Prado Colors, Sep 26, Thistledown S – “infected joint” (had been raced 49 times)

Mox Nix, Sep 28, Belterra R – “complete, compound fracture of cannon”

Dunroad, Sep 28, Belterra R – “[multiple] fractures, avulsion of apparatus”

Bartender, Oct 4, Thistledown S – “pony horse developed bad flipping habit, hurt owner, owner elected euthanasia”

Punahele, Oct 5, Belterra R – “fell – [multiple] fractures”

Kings Beach, Oct 10, Northfield R – “comminuted fracture of P1, bone is in at least nine fragments, many of which are displaced and penetrate adjacent tissue; surrounding tissues are torn [and] shredded”

Kulp, Oct 23, Mahoning T – “pulled up lame – [multiple] fractures RF ankle”

King Creed, Oct 30, Mahoning R (euthanized Oct 31) – “broke shoulder”

Even Keeled, Nov 12, Mahoning T – “shattered pastern” (had been raced 55 times)

The Rocker, Nov 17, Northfield R – “fractured tibia”

Flash Patriarch, Nov 23, Mahoning S – “found dead in stall around 7 am – cecal rupture” (three years old)

Shark Control, Nov 29, Dayton R – “suddenly broke RF cannon when asked to accelerate…was caught after about 200 yards…euthanized”

Hoof Prince, Dec 11, Mahoning R – “[multiple] fractures, euthanized on the track”

L C Zero, Dec 22, Mahoning R (euthanized Dec 23) – “displaced tibia fracture”

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

Please note: Ohio is a subsidy state; the racing there subsists almost entirely on the corporate welfare gushing in from slot machines. Please consider contacting state leaders. Tell them to end the handouts (which come at the expense of schoolchildren); tell them to end the cruelty; tell them to end the killing. Tell them to end horseracing.

Governor DeWine: contact/social media
Lt. Governor Husted: twitter; facebook
Senate Leaders
House Leaders: Majority; Minority

Treasured Bond, Jan 3, Mahoning T – “collapsed on track, deceased when arrived; most likely, pulmonary hemorrhage” (four years old)

Doc Gardner, Jan 4, Mahoning S – “found dead at 6 am – cecal rupture, exsanguination [bled out]” (four years old)

Reign Showers, Jan 8, Mahoning T – “bilateral sesamoid fracture of LF limb”

Sarchione, Jan 13, Mahoning R (euthanized Jan 14) – “Horse pulled up lame. Radiographs showed tibia fracture…surgery the next day. The surgery was unsuccessful, and the horse was euthanized on [the] table.”

All About Stella, Jan 27, Mahoning S – “The horse was being transported to the racetrack after being purchased at a sale. She kicked out the window…and hung her LH leg over the ramp. This resulted in severing the tendon, joint capsule, and artery.”

Beautifulstreetcat, Jan 27, Mahoning R – “[multiple] fractures…euthanized on track”

Prince Arlo, Feb 10, Mahoning R – “fractured both RF sesamoids at 7/8 pole”

Westwood Proud, Feb 13, Mahoning R – “fractured both sesamoids RF ankle”

Master Legionaire, Feb 14, Mahoning T (euthanized Feb 15) – “took a bad step after crossing wire…both sesamoids fractured, severely displaced”

Warrior Baby, Feb 20, Mahoning R (euthanized Feb 22) – “became lame while cooling out – fractured knee”

Lunar Heat, Mar 2, Mahoning S – “found dead in stall at 6 am – dark, red froth and bloody liquid drain from both nostrils” (was raced Feb 16)

Double Play, Mar 6, Northfield R – “severely fractured pastern”

Cambassador, Mar 9, Miami Valley R – “shattered pastern into numerous small fragments; no large pieces to anchor or plate together”

Just Like Richie, Mar 10, Mahoning R – “fractured knee at 3/8 pole”

Goodgolly Mismolly, Mar 11, Mahoning S – “Mare was found unstable in stall. Mare became violently painful, cast herself, and died. The second cervical vertebra was fractured in half with compression of the spinal cord. The left side of head had multiple, massive hemorrhages.” (two years old, was raced Mar 1)

Island Chic, Mar 13, Mahoning R – “fractured both LF sesamoids”

Twelve Rocks, Mar 15, Mahoning R – “fractured cannon 3/8 pole, euthanized on track”

Who Dat Mo, Mar 20, Mahoning R – “fractured both sesamoids and dislocated ankle”

Disciple, Mar 23, Mahoning R – “multiple large fractures left knee”

Lucky Angels Dream, Mar 24, Mahoning S – “lameness and swelling RF carpus, poor response to treatment” (three years old)

Ventus, Mar 24, Mahoning R (euthanized Mar 26) – “became lame after race: multiple, chronic chip fractures and severe arthritis; marked chronic to chronic-ongoing degenerative joint disease” (Ventus was just five years old)

Giant Boo Boo, Apr 3, Mahoning R – “broke down: fracture with severe displacement”

Full On RocknRoll, Apr 6, Miami Valley R – “comminuted fracture, prognosis grave”

Hakman, Apr 10, Mahoning R – “Horse fell over fallen rival at 5/16 pole. Horse was unable to stand, and despite emergency meds and fluids, deteriorated with paralysis and evidence of spinal fracture. Horse was humanely euthanized on the track.”

You Got Trumped, Apr 27, Mahoning T – “[multiple] fractures”

Zeke the Streak, May 3, Thistledown S – “groom arrived at 3:30 am and found the horse deceased in stall – cecal perforation” (five years old, had been raced 46 times)

Justourluck, May 6, Belterra R – “open, complete, compound fracture LF cannon”

Big, May 7, Belterra R – “went down on the far turn – open, compound fracture”

Joe’s Heifer, May 20, Thistledown R – “fractured both sesamoids and dislocated ankle…euthanized on the track”

Pearls in Charge, May 25, Belterra R – “Exhibited distress on the far turn and began to ease herself from race. Jockey continued to ride her out. Just prior to finish line, she pulled herself up, collapsed and died.” (five years old)

Volume by Daisy, Jun 2, Thistledown R (euthanized Jun 5) – “displaced fracture”

Rocks Empire, Jun 8, Belterra R – “multiple displaced fractures” (two, first ever race)

G Q Girl, Jun 14, Thistledown R – “After the race she became distressed, was treated with emergency meds, became very lame – then collapsed and died. This mare died from hemoperitoneum due to blood loss coming from a major artery.” (she bled out)

Is She Quick, Jun 15, Belterra R – “open wound on fetlock with avulsion of sesamoid”

Dunraven Pass, Jun 24, Thistledown T – “fractured both sesamoids at 7/8 pole”