Through a FOIA request to the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks in 2020.

Df Fabulous Georgia, Mar 18, Remington T – “spinal canal fracture” (two years old)

Baddowndasher, Mar 19, Remington R – “horse collapsed – severed spinal cord”

Fantasy First Down, Mar 21, Remington S – “suffered severe head trauma while tied to gate” (note: not euthanized, just died)

Win in the Willow, Mar 23, Will Rogers T – “cardiac, [died]” (final 5 races: 4 lasts, 1 second-to-last; combined 108 lengths back)

Might B Magic, Mar 28, Remington R – “lacerated tendon”

Hot Pyc Chic, Apr 2, Remington S (euthanized Apr 4) – “flipped, severe head trauma” (note: not euthanized, just died)

Miss Capi Went South, Apr 3, Remington R – “carpal fracture”

King Mi, Apr 17, Remington R – “fractured pelvis”

Zilker, Apr 18, Will Rogers T – “collapsed, [died]”

Splashing Eagle, Apr 29, Remington T – “knee fracture”

Tt Topper, May 5, Remington S – “colic” (note: not euthanized, just died)

Bdb Macs Dynasty, May 16, Remington R – “scapula fracture” (two years old, first race)

Quiet Spring, May 18, Will Rogers R – “sesamoid fracture”

My Legacy, May 18, Will Rogers R – “slab fracture”

Lonemire, May 21, Remington R (euthanized May 22) – “knee fracture”

Spring d’Oro, Jun 6, Fair Meadows T – “slab fracture”

Kiss My Bling, Jun 9, Fair Meadows R – “acute exsanguination after showing signs of distress” (she bled out)

Luneaction, Jun 9, Fair Meadows R – “slab fracture”

Cheers and Prayers, Jun 21, Fair Meadows S – “hit head on concrete wall, [died]”

Bv Ready to Run, Jul 4, Fair Meadows T – “[multiple] fractures”

Gospel Cherokey, Jul 21, Fair Meadows R – “fell – skull fracture” (died – not euthanized – next day)

Snoopy, Jul 24, Fair Meadows R (euthanized Jul 25) – “sesamoid fracture” (two years old, second race)

Reigning Kisses, Jul 25, Fair Meadows R – “carpal fracture”

Rookie Season, Aug 13, Remington T – “sesamoid fracture, ruptured suspensory, ruptured tendon”

A Guy Like Me, Aug 15, Remington T – “sesamoid fracture”

Cam’s Legacy, Aug 21, Remington T – “expired upon completion of workout” (two years old)

Jerry’s Got Aces, Sep 17, Remington T – “[multiple] fractures”

Peves Candy Chickman, Sep 18, Will Rogers S – “skull fracture”

Nicky Numbers, Sep 19, Remington R – “sesamoid fracture”

Lauren’s Flyer, Sep 26, Remington T – “shoulder fracture”

Oasis Beauty, Oct 1, Remington R – “collapsed after race, died in shedrow [next day]” (two years old, first race)

Dance to My Song, Oct 9, Remington T – “shoulder fracture while loading”

Aint Your Darlin, Oct 23, Will Rogers R – “carpal fracture”

Heeza Prince, Oct 23, Will Rogers R – “sesamoid fracture, tendon rupture”

Dulce Suenos, Oct 23, Will Rogers R – “carpal fracture”

That’s three horses killed racing at Will Rogers on same day.

Strong Side, Oct 24, Remington S – “colic” (note: not euthanized, just died)

Roaring Rule, Oct 24, Remington T – “condylar fracture”

Caposqueen, Oct 24, Will Rogers R – “carpal fracture” (two years old, first race)

Judys Last Silk, Oct 30, Will Rogers R – “shoulder fracture”

He’s a Shore Bet, Nov 5, Remington T – “sesamoid fracture”

Aloha Dreamer, Nov 7, Remington R (euthanized Nov 10) – “carpal fracture”

Me N Magic, Nov 13, Will Rogers R – “sesamoid fracture”

Expensive Lesson, Nov 16, Remington R – “sesamoid fracture”

Suitefivemagic, Nov 28, Remington R – “sesamoid fracture”

Globus, Dec 3, Remington R – “sesamoid fracture”

Through a FOIA request to the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks in 2019. (This is Part 2; Part 1 here.)

Wire Me a Valentine, May 4, Remington R – “fractured both [back legs], pelvis”

Jc Big Chief, Jun 21, Fair Meadows R – “right front”

Sugar Shaker, Jul 5, Fair Meadows R – “flipped in gate, hit head”

Mh Mean Eyed Cat, Jul 14, Fair Meadows R – “fractured sesamoid”

Flying With Scissors, Jul 19, Fair Meadows R – “fractured [leg]”

Kiss Me Im Flash, Jul 24, Fair Meadows R – “fractured [leg]”

Linon Me, Jul 25, Fair Meadows R – “fractured scapula”

River Digger, Aug 10, Remington T – “[broken] shoulder” (being prepped for first race)

Little Gemma, Sep 3, Remington T – “lacerated shoulder”

Whiskey Doctor, Sep 14, Remington R – “fractured carpal bones”

Burnout B, Sep 15, Will Rogers R – “fractured skull/spine” (chart said “hauled off”)

Classic Road, Sep 20, Remington R – “fractured fetlock”

Sunset Dreamer, Sep 28, Remington R – “fractured limb”

Okie Tornado, Oct 11, Remington T – “fractured sesamoid”

Ride the Sea, Oct 11, Remington R – “fractured limb”

Jess Chew, Oct 11, Will Rogers R – “fractured [leg]”

Peves Miss Choctaw, Oct 11, Will Rogers R – “fractured limb”

Dramatic Excape, Oct 16, Remington R – “fracture, soft tissue”

Young Lochinvar, Oct 17, Remington R – “fractured limb”

Maggie Pie, Oct 24, Remington R (“deceased in stall” next day) – “fell hard on neck”

Dg Believer, Oct 24, Will Rogers S – “deceased in stall” (two years old)

Eagle Out of Sight, Nov 2, Will Rogers R – “fractured limb”

Grand Peak, Nov 3, Will Rogers R – “fractured skull/spine”

Bv Tempted, Nov 8, Will Rogers R – “fractured [both] front limbs”

Miss Reignbow, Nov 12, Remington S – “equine herpesvirus” (last raced Oct 30)

Munyak, Nov 26, Remington R – “fractured [leg]”

Stina, Nov 26, Remington R – “fractured [leg]”

Friendly Freddy, Nov 29, Remington R – “fracture, soft tissue”

Marine Pilot, Nov 30, Remington T – “sudden death on track”

Wild Day, Dec 11, Remington R – “fractured limb”

Through a FOIA request to the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills on that state’s tracks thus far this year. Please note, however, that the Commission did not forward any data on stall deaths; surely, there were some.

C Four, Feb 6, Will Rogers T – “humerus fracture”
Where’s Wendell, Feb 23, Will Rogers T – “humeral fracture”
Decapi Kid, Mar 22, Remington R – “subcutaneous hemorrhage”
Kimyun, Apr 6, Remington R – “paralyzed hind, unable to rise after race”
Vf Blood Brother, Apr 6, Remington R – “cannon fracture”
Street General, Apr 8, Will Rogers R (euthanized Apr 24) – “carpal fracture”
Shut the Gate, Apr 22, Will Rogers R – “flipped, head trauma”
Andariego, Apr 29, Remington R – “fell, neck fracture”
Friendly Isle, May 2, Remington R – “carpal fracture”
Rg I Hop Fast, May 4, Remington R – “thrashed and collapsed in starting gate”
Kawlija N Smoke, May 11, Remington R – “radial fracture”
Mister Heavy Foot, May 11, Will Rogers R – “sesamoid fracture”
Rare Escape, May 16, Remington R – “fractious in gate, head trauma” (two years old)
In the Chrome a Zone, May 18, Remington R – “scapular fracture”
Iza Secret, May 27, Remington R – “collapsed, tried to get up, no control of hind limbs”
Lil Lexie Lake, May 27, Remington R – “slab fracture”
Despain Gl, May 30, Remington R – “metacarpal fracture, sesamoid fracture”
M G Dashing Secrets, Jun 9, Fair Meadows R – “carpus fracture”
Giagantibug, Jun 30, Fair Meadows R – “shoulder fracture”

Through a FOIA request to the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills on that state’s tracks in 2018. Unless otherwise noted, immediate cause of death was a fracture of one kind or another; underlying cause – Racing itself. (Please note: The Commission forwarded but one training death; surely, this is wrong.)

The Hardy Boys, March 8, Remington T

Chicks Fancy Me, March 10, Remington R

Bedlam, March 20, Will Rogers R

Tf Carters Kick, March 24, Remington R

Mister Bree, April 9, Will Rogers R

Katillac Charm, April 14, Will Rogers R

Ride This Train, April 20, Remington R – “pulmonary hemorrhage” (two years old)

Jazz One Lady, May 12, Remington R

Inseperable Ruby, May 20, Remington R

Last Pain Gl, May 27, Remington R

Right On the Nose, May 28, Remington R – “fell, hindquarters wouldn’t move”

Special Candy High, June 2, Remington R

See Omega, June 8, Fair Meadows R

Fddapache, June 23, Fair Meadows R

Kelly Kip, July 5, Fair Meadows R

Kaylees Krazy Fury, July 7, Fair Meadows R

Royal Disturbance, July 19, Fair Meadows R

Alpha Nine, July 21, Fair Meadows R

Euro Green, August 29, Remington R

Df Painted Pilot, September 9, Will Rogers R

Johnny Jean, September 22, Will Rogers R

Ta Ta Nomoro, September 28, Remington R

Claret Jug, October 4, Remington R – “collapsed at the finish line, died two minutes later” (three years old)

Landbank, October 4, Remington R

Distance Deal, October 6, Will Rogers R

Hooligan, October 12, Will Rogers R

Tactical Miss, October 13, Remington R

Jl Separate Treasure, October 21, Will Rogers R

Fistfulloffite, October 25, Remington R (euthanized October 31)

Okie Debutante, October 26, Remington R

Jesfixinto, October 27, Will Rogers R – “lacerated tendon”

Makin the Dough, November 8, Remington R

Outamoway Girls, November 10, Remington R

Oltigbitties, November 10, Will Rogers R

Paramont, November 19, Remington R

Oklahoma Z, November 30, Remington R

Chirpy Bird, December 14, Remington R

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.

Bs Cartel, April 24, Remington
“found dead in stall – stomach rupture” (two years old)

Js Chickenchit, April 28, Remington
“found dead in shedrow – colitis and infection” (two years old, last raced April 13)

Hashtag Fast, October 28, Will Rogers
“found dead in stall – presumed choke”

Didactic, November 30, Remington
“colitis” (last raced November 19)

A FOIA request to the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission has yielded the following confirmed kills on that state’s tracks in 2017. No immediate cause of death (like what particular bone was shattered) was given. No matter, Killed by Racing will suffice.

Applegate Cove, February 18, Will Rogers, training
(two years old, being prepped for first race)

Native Americanqueen, March 1, Remington, training
(two years old, being prepped for first race)

Les Wireless, March 1, Remington, training
(one year old, being prepped for first race)

Eagle Bayou, March 11, Remington, race 14
(one year old, first race)

Gold Line Express, March 13, Will Rogers, race 9
(seventh race; in previous six, never finished higher than 5th)

Flyen Low, March 26, Remington, race 5
(one year old, first race)

Big Boi Brother, March 30, Remington, prior to race 3
“injured in barn”

Heros Six, April 6, Remington, race 1
(one year old, first race)

He Talks a Lot, April 15, Remington, race 4
(three years old, first race)

Out the Gate Doin 98, May 6, Remington, race 5

Cassies Dynasty, May 11, Remington, prior to race 8
“injured in paddock” (two years old, was to be her first race)

Jess Open Up, May 12, Remington, race 6
(two years old, second race)

Vf Bigtime Stanley, May 12, Remington, race 11
(two years old, second race)

Cartel Time, May 13, Remington, race 10
(two years old, third race)

A.P. Brannigan, May 15, Will Rogers, race 11

Ruth, May 16, Will Rogers, race 9
(5-year-old mare, second race)

This Flights Flyin, May 28, Remington, race 11

Favorite Star, June 1, Remington, race 3

No Secret Anywhere, June 2, Remington, race 12
(two years old, second race)

Sixiest, June 11, Fair Meadows, race 11
(two years old, fourth race)

Save Dixie Faith, June 17, Fair Meadows, race 1

Flowing Snow Fury, June 21, Fair Meadows, prior to racing
(two years old, was to be her first race)

Senator Josy, July 26, Fair Meadows, race 12
(two years old, first race)

Eos Firewater, July 28, Fair Meadows, race 12

Okie Ride, August 9, Remington, training
(ten years old)

Comisky’s Sister, August 26, Remington, race 6
“found deceased in stall” (after finishing second)

Aria, September 9, Remington, race 6

Shatterenthestars, September 16, Remington, race 6
(two years old, fifth race)

Vestibule, September 21, Remington, race 5

Bv Im in a Hurry, September 22, Will Rogers, race 6
(two years old, fifth race)

Warair, September 22, Will Rogers, race 9 (died October 12)
“found deceased in stall” (two years old)

El Capitan, September 29, Will Rogers, race 8
(two years old, fifth race)

Little Ginger, October 4, Remington, race 8
(first race back after being “vanned off” in December 2015)

Sundance Flyer, October 5, Remington, race 3
(most previous race, in August: last, 35 lengths back)

Colonel Slewie, October 5, Remington, race 8
(most previous race, in September: 9th of 11, 21 lengths back)

Donnie’s Cool Cat, October 7, Remington, race 4

Warning Sign, October 11, Remington, race 4

Silver of Oz, October 26, Remington, race 8

Wicked Is Good, November 25, Remington, race 4

Tanner’s Popsicle, December 1, Remington, race 4
(coming off consecutive last-place finishes)

Paynterly, December 8, Remington, race 5
(two years old, second race; first race: last, 31 lengths back)