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”

Through a FOIA request to the Ohio State Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks in 2020 (this is part 2; part 1 here).

Dante Ivy, Apr 18, Northfield T – “went down on the track…deceased”

Coach Ken, May 12, Northfield T – “fractured shoulder”

Semifinal, Jul 8, Belterra R – “multiple fractures, disruption of ligament”

Champsachamp, Jul 9, Belterra R – “multiple fractures of both sesamoids”

Sally, Jul 10, Belterra R – “open, compound fracture; disarticulation of fetlock”

Pony Shack Chatter, Jul 13, Belterra T – “fractured femur”

Sergeant Stryker, Jul 13, Thistledown R – “severe fracture – comminuted, displaced”

Absolute Control, Jul 15, Belterra R – “compound, comminuted fracture of pastern” (first race in over 1.5 years)

Hopper Hunter, Jul 16, Thistledown R – “fractured cannon while leaving the gate”

Grams Revenge, Aug 4, Belterra R – “[multiple] compound fractures”

Gambling Dalton, Aug 5, Belterra R – “lame post race – fracture” (first race)

Final Offer, Aug 7, Northfield R – “collapsed in stall after race and passed”

Hot Valentina, Aug 8, Thistledown S – “flipped, severely fractured withers”

Jumped Bail, Aug 11, Thistledown R – “fractured knee – euthanized on track”

Krueger, Aug 12, Scioto R – “comminuted P1 fracture”

Plain Tales, Aug 16, Belterra S – “found dead in the morning with large amounts of froth and bloody discharge from the nasal passages” (10-year-old had been raced 81 times, most recently four days prior to being “found dead”)

Miss Bliss, Aug 24, Thistledown T – “displaced fracture – euthanized on track”

Dark Arden, Sep 15, Belterra R – “avulsed ligaments and disarticulated fetlock”

S S Revolutionary, Sep 17, Thistledown T – “fractured both sesamoids LF”

Steel City Brieze, Sep 17, Thistledown R – “fell, fractured right shoulder and elbow”

King Lomax, Oct 7, Belterra R – “complete, compound, open fracture of cannon”

Wild Tillie, Oct 14, Thistledown R (euthanized Oct 17) – “lame post race, [did not] improve”

Dancewiththedevil, Oct 14, Thistledown R – “fracture MCIII; piece of metal in cavity – possible screw fragment or drill bit”

Jazzie Babe, Oct 16, Dayton R – “suddenly went down – at least two bones fractured”

Malibu West, Oct 19, Thistledown S – “founder RF foot”

Candy Classic, Oct 19, Thistledown R – “horse fractured both front limbs, one open, displaced – euthanized on track”

Verdad, Oct 29, Northfield S – “broken neck”

To Fast for Cam, Nov 1, Mahoning T – “fractured knee”

Enemy Runner, Nov 2, Mahoning R – “collapsed after race, had agonal breathing then died” (three years old)

Giovante, Nov 7, Mahoning R – “complete fracture left shin”

Lentor, Nov 9, Mahoning T – “fractured shoulder – euthanized on track”

Heavenly Bird, Nov 23, Mahoning R – “fractured and dislocated RF ankle”

Adversary Seelster, Dec 13, Northfield S – “got loose, hit pole, probable skull/neck fracture – instant death”

Calusa Queen, Dec 22, Mahoning R – “horse broke down in stretch, LF ankle”

Delightful Pride, Dec 26, Mahoning S – “twisted large intestine”

Through a FOIA request to the Ohio State Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks through June 30:

Shezaflirtyshack, Jan 6, Mahoning T – “ran into chain link fence, recumbent with swelling around poll/neck, deteriorated” (two years old, being prepped for first race)

Delightful Offer N, Jan 6, Northfield R – “coming out of final turn, horse broke down”

Mama Lela, Jan 22, Mahoning R (euthanized Jan 23) – “head trauma”

Gunsandgigglesjoe, Feb 3, Mahoning T – “collided with rail, catastrophic chest injury”

Mobil’s Lemonesque, Feb 22, Mahoning S – “cast overnight; colic, suspected torsion”

Leo Meister, Feb 24, Mahoning T – “collapsed at wire and died” (four years old)

Dance Electric, Feb 24, Mahoning T – “flipped, bleeding from ear, probable skull fracture”

Rollin Inside Out, Feb 25, Mahoning R – “fractured ankle out of gate, euthanized on track”

Two Putt, Mar 2, Mahoning T – “double fracture” (had been raced 54 times)

Brainfreeze, Mar 4, Mahoning T – “displaced fracture”

A P Quickly, Mar 7, Mahoning T – “fractured tibia”

Corky’s the Name, Mar 10, Mahoning S – “colicky, severe distention, declined overnight”

Sky Chaparral, Mar 14, Mahoning T – “bled and lame after morning work” (hadn’t been raced in almost two years)

Emery Parker, Apr 10, Mahoning T – “suspected fracture fetlock/pastern”

Bird Walk, Apr 15, Mahoning S – “pneumonia, lung abscess” (coming off first race)

Johnny Utah, Apr 30, Mahoning S – “colic” (eight years old, 56 races)

I’llmakeitanywhere, Jun 11, Thistledown T – “displaced fracture”

Candy Kettle Corn, Jun 13, Thistledown R (euthanized Jun 15) – “fractures both [italics added] knees”

That’s a Bingo, Jun 20, Northfield R – “collapsed on track, died before I got there”

Ready to Rocket, Jun 27, Thistledown R (euthanized Jun 30) – “displaced slab fracture”

Opalescent, Jun 30, Thistledown R – “fractured knee”