Through a FOIA request to the Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks in 2020 (this is part 2, part 1 here). Please note, however, that for the vast majority, immediate causes of death were not disclosed. (Where possible, I have supplemented with notes from the race charts.) In fact, information-wise, this is the thinnest disclosure I’ve yet received from PA – certainly a far cry from the detail-laden 2016 report. Why? Well, here’s their explanation: “Your request is granted in part and denied in part. Pursuant to 7 Pa. Code ยง407.3 (f) of the Commission’s regulations, necropsy reports are deemed investigatory documents. Therefore, necropsy reports have been withheld as they are exempt from disclosure by law.” Nonsense, of course. In any event, here is what I do have:

Iwon’tbedenied, Jan 7, Parx S – “colic”

Diagonal, Mar 7, Parx R (euthanized Mar 12) – “injury, euthanized”

Lay It On the Line, Mar 31, Parx S – “degenerative arthritis” (just four years old)

Mr. My Way, Jun 13, Parx T – “injury, euthanized”

Zero the Hero, Jul 3, Meadows T – “acute vascular hemorrhage”

Golden Chance, Jul 3, Penn R – “pulled up lame”

Micro Margarita, Jul 7, Parx T – “injury, euthanized”

Dereya, Jul 7, Parx R – “twisted colon [post race]” (chart said “fractious in gate”)

Fratello Del Nord, Jul 17, Parx S – “right hock displacement” (had been raced 55 times)

Bourbon Honey, Jul 17, Parx S – “chronic osteoarthritis in fetlock” (just six years old)

Telling You Twice, Jul 21, Penn S – “lameness”

Weed Wacker, Jul 27, Presque Isle T (euthanized Aug 12) – “injury, euthanized”

Copper Rain, Jul 29, Pocono R – “sudden death”

Doctor McSwing, Jul 31, Harrah’s R – “sudden death”

Trusty Roll, Aug 6, Presque Isle T – “injury, euthanized”

Can American, Aug 7, Presque Isle T – “injury, euthanized”

Billy’s Jump Start, Aug 12, Parx T – “injury [not euthanized, just died]”

One Honey Bell (possibly sic), Aug 16, Presque Isle S – “injury, euthanized”

Heraway, Aug 26, Parx R – “suffered a catastrophic injury”

Sir Elton, Aug 27, Parx T – “injury, euthanized”

Sweet Lullaby, Sep 2, Meadows S – “unknown [not euthanized, just died]”

Geleta, Sep 2, Parx T – “injury, euthanized”

Happyandiknowit, Sep 4, Penn R – “suffered catastrophic injury, fell, euthanized”

Make ‘Em Smokey, Sep 12, Penn T – “injury, euthanized”

Anxious, Sep 16, Parx T – “injury, euthanized”

Won and Done, Sep 19, Parx S – “laminitis post-surgery”

Thisonesfordougie, Sep 24, Presque Isle R – “clipped heels, fell”

Natasha Fatale, Sep 29, Parx S – “pneumonia [not euthanized, just died]”

Dynamic Dynasty, Oct 5, Parx R – “injury, euthanized”

Louis the Sixtieth, Oct 7, Parx T – “injury, euthanized”

Field Reality, Oct 12, Presque Isle R – “injury, euthanized”

Relentless Albert, Oct 14, Presque Isle R – “injury, euthanized”

Ms Purlin’s Musket, Oct 20, Parx T – “injury, euthanized”

Best Bud, Oct 21, Presque Isle R – “injury, euthanized”

Millies Party Boy, Oct 30, Penn R – “vanned off lame, euthanized” (after “winning”)

Tootsie Jones, Nov 6, Parx T – “injury, euthanized”

Kitty in the Woods, Nov 14, Penn T – “injury, euthanized”

Barcode, Nov 16, Parx R – “suffered a catastrophic injury”

Bearing Secrets, Nov 23, Parx R – “suffered an injury leaving the backstretch”

Snowy Morning, Dec 4, Penn R – “pulled up lame”

Whizzer, Dec 8, Parx T – “sudden death” (two years old)

Bioness, Dec 15, Meadows S – “unknown illness [not euthanized, just died]”

Through a FOIA request to the Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks through June 30. In the wake of Governor Tom Wolf’s proposal to strip (and redirect to education) the corporate welfare currently propping up Pennsylvania Horseracing, I think it a good idea that this list be sent (by as many advocates as possible) to each and every member of the General Assembly.

Senate Contacts
House Contacts
And to reinforce his enlightened position: Governor Wolf’s contact

Caught by Surprise, Jan 10, Penn T – “complete fracture of the humerus, multiple small fragments of bone, severe soft tissue damage and hemorrhage”

Ebo Strong, Jan 11, Penn R – “[multiple] fractures with tearing of suspensory ligament”

Stella B., Jan 28, Parx T – “severely comminuted fractures with numerous small bone fragments into the cartilage; severe, chronic stomach ulcers”

On Thunder Road N, Feb 4, Pocono R – “severely comminuted fracture; cartilage erosions” (ten years old)

Tiki Thomas, Feb 8, Penn T – “[multiple] fractures, [one] into more than 25 fragments”

Graveyard Shift, Feb 17, Parx R (euthanized Feb 18) – “[multiple] fractures; chronic, traumatic osteoarthritis”

Homeboy, Feb 18, Parx T – “severely comminuted fractures with numerous missing/displaced bone fragments…one protruding through the skin; chronic, traumatic osteoarthritis; stomach has extensive ulcers” (three years old)

Better Song, Feb 22, Meadows T – “sudden death – artery rupture”

Proud Supporter, Feb 24, Parx R – “severe, acute, comminuted, displaced pelvis fracture with extensive hemorrhage and soft tissue trauma”

Winning the Medal, Feb 29, Parx R – “fractures; cartilage ulcer; traumatic osteoarthropathy; severe, chronic-active gastric ulcers”

Imasuperstar, Mar 2, Parx S – “infection”

Rydell, Mar 2, Parx S – “torn ligament, lacerated tendon; chronic, traumatic osteoarthritis” (had been raced 58 times)

Diva Drama, Mar 2, Parx T – “thoracic vertebral fracture with spinal cord compression; acute hemorrhage; chronic, traumatic osteoarthritis; stomach ulcers; cartilage erosions” (three years old)

C C’s Cup of Tea, Mar 6, Parx T – “[multiple] fractures and lacerations”

Florida Boys, Mar 12, Penn R – “[multiple] fractures”

Play Me a Memory, Mar 18, Parx T – “severe open fracture with bone fragments protruding through the skin and dirt embedded in the wound”

Winning Knockout, Mar 23, Penn T – “[multiple] fractures”

Midday Prayer, Mar 24, Parx T – “this horse was found dead in her stall – cecal rupture”

Lay It On the Line, Apr 3, Parx S – “illness”

Mimi and Charley, Apr 3, Parx T – “[broken] femur”

Cabot Cove, Apr 16, Penn T – “[multiple] fractures”

Anita Lucky Break, Apr 17, Penn T – “fractured shoulder”

Harpy Eagle, May 4, Penn T – “hoof”

War Bridle, May 8, Parx T (euthanized May 12) – “acute catastrophic slab fracture; severe cartilage ulcers; gastric ulcers”

Echo Bay, May 10, Penn S – “colic”

Gracias Adios, May 14, Parx T – “this horse collapsed and died during training” (five years old)

Bronze Star, May 30, Penn T – “[multiple] fractures”

Autobahn Express, Jun 13, Parx T – “collision with another horse: numerous comminuted, displaced vertebral fractures – multiple fragments; fractured ribs; stomach erosions/ulcers”

Pajama Tops, Jun 16, Penn T – “[multiple] fractures”

Huntington Drive, Jun 24, Penn R – “[multiple] fractures, torn ligament; severe osteoarthritis of most appendicular joints; severe, widespread, chronic gastric ulceration; [multiple] cartilage erosions”

Blissful Breeze, Jun 27, Parx T – “[multiple] catastrophic fractures with extensive soft tissue damage; ligaments completely ruptured; chronic, traumatic osteoarthritis”

Bucky Be Lucky, Jun 29, Parx R – “[multiple] severe fractures with detached fragments and free-floating bone gravel”

Through a FOIA request to the Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks in 2019. In the wake of Governor Tom Wolf’s proposal to strip (and redirect to education) the corporate welfare currently propping up Pennsylvania Horseracing, I think it a good idea that this list be sent (by as many advocates as possible) to each and every member of the General Assembly.

Senate Contacts
House Contacts
And to reinforce his enlightened position: Governor Wolf’s contact

(Please note: While I previously reported on deaths through Mar 31, I’ve combined the two reports here for maximum effect.)

Matchplay Hanover, Jan 7, The Meadows T – “fractured tibia”

She’s a Monster, Jan 7, Parx R (euthanized Apr 1) – “fractured knee”

Londie Lou, Jan 7, Parx R – “fractured pastern”

Miss Impazible, Jan 8, Penn T – “fractured ankle”

Clarista, Jan 11, Parx T – “fractured femur”

Blame Us All, Jan 12, Penn R – “fractured ankle”

Only You, Jan 27, Parx T – “fractured cannon”

Macho Brew, Feb 4, Penn S – “colic”

Blaze Star, Feb 9, Parx T – “fractured ankle”

Happier You, Feb 18, Parx R – “fractured knee”

Salem Loop, Feb 25, Parx S – “colic” (66 races, most recent Jan 28)

Kelly’s Silver, Feb 27, Parx S – “colic” (raced just 4 days prior)

Red Bomber, Feb 27, Parx T – “tendon/ligament rupture”

Hay Iris, Feb 28, Penn T – “fractured cannon”

Munningsfornothing, Mar 1, Penn R (euthanized May 9) – “fractured knee”

Lily Ain’t Foolin, Mar 2, Parx R – “fractured cannon”

Justin K, Mar 4, Penn T – “fractured ankle”

R Power Grid, Mar 5, Parx R – “fractured ankle”

Promise Blue Chip, Mar 19, The Meadows R – “sudden death”

Dontridetheclutch, Mar 21, Penn R – “fractured ankle”

Haitian Hill, Mar 23, Penn T – “sudden death” (five years old)

Anodyne, Mar 25, Parx S – “pleuritis”

It’s Show Time, Mar 30, Penn R (euthanized Apr 8) – “fractured knee”

Hail’s Statement, Apr 4, Penn T – “fractured pastern”

Real Creel, Apr 11, Penn T – “sudden death” (five years old)

Super D, Apr 16, Penn T – “sudden death” (three years old)

Silver Witch, Apr 23, Parx T – “fractured ankle”

Doublethestyle, Apr 23, Parx R – “sudden death” (63rd race)

Ugottahaveheart, Apr 27, Penn R – “fractured ankle”

High Irish Ibis, Apr 28, Presque Isle T – “fractured ankle”

Tighten Up, Apr 30, Parx R – “fractured ankle”

Paula’s Dream, Apr 30, Parx R – “fractured cannon”

Circle Unbroken, May 16, Penn R – “multiple fractures, knee”

Conscience, May 20, Parx R – “fractured knee” (50th race)

Thunder’s Rollin’, May 24, Presque Isle T – “sudden death”

Rebel Vow, May 27, Parx R – “fractured ankle”

No Contingency, May 28, Parx R – “fractured ankle” (59th race)

Two Step Time, May 28, Presque Isle S – “illness” (last raced Apr 13)

Altercation, Jun 1, The Meadows R – “sudden death”

Miss Gee’s Love, Jun 1, Parx R – “fractured ankle”

A. P. Royal, June 4, Parx T – “fractured ankle”

Quizlet, June 6, Penn S – “infection”

Eagle Dance, Jun 6, Penn R – “fractured ankle”

Nick’s Rose, Jun 8, Presque Isle S – “illness” (last raced Mar 23)

Sweet Lou’s Blues, Jun 12, Harrah’s R – “fractured RH”

Dezzer, Jun 13, Parx T – “sudden death” (four years old)

Sugar Boost, Jun 14, Parx T – “sudden death” (three years old)

Colonel Dax, Jun 15, Penn R – “fractured knee”

Archies Gal, Jun 20, Penn T – “fractured ankle”

Vidarr, Jun 25, Parx R – “fractured knee”

Rove, Jun 29, Parx R – “fractured ankle”

Baby Cat, Jun 30, Parx S – “colic” (87 races, most recent May 25)

Daybreaker, Jul 1, Parx R – “fractured cannon”

Gerard N Mo, Jul 1, Pocono T – “fractured ankle”

Believemejustwatch, Jul 3, Presque Isle R – “fractured knee”

Ella Minnow P, Jul 9, Presque Isle T – “fractured shoulder” (being prepped for 1st race)

Respuesta Global, Jul 12, Presque Isle S – “illness” (yet to be raced)

Amazing Start, Jul 13, Penn R – “fractured ankle”

Moonliteonthebeach, Jul 16, Harrah’s T – “fractured LH”

Your All That, Jul 16, Penn S – “infection”

Neverenoughkandi, Jul 18, Penn R – “fractured ankle”

Better Made, Jul 21, Presque Isle T – “tendon/ligament rupture”

Swell, Jul 22, Parx R – “fractured ankle”

Yeah Rocky, Jul 22, Parx R – “fractured femur”

Miss Samurai, Jul 22, Penn T – “hoof”

Springtime Wind, Jul 25, Presque Isle R – “fractured ankle”

He’s Cotton, Jul 27, Parx T – “fractured ankle”

Bud Fox, Jul 27, Parx T – “fractured ankle”

Irish Jonah, Jul 27, Parx R (euthanized Jul 28) – “fractured knee”

Midnight Poker, Aug 3, Parx R – “fractured pastern”

Shanghai Chick, Aug 10, Parx S – “colic”

yet-to-be-named 2-year-old, Aug 12, Parx S – “laminitis” (again, two years old)

Oh K Funnybone, Aug 13, Parx S – “colic”

Classic Lines, Aug 17, Penn R – “fractured shoulder”

Irish Lassie, Aug 20, Presque Isle R – “sudden death” (four years old)

Pacific Panther, Aug 24, Pocono R – “sudden death”

Next Ivestment, Aug 26, Presque Isle R – “fractured forearm”

Pueblo Libre, Aug 28, Parx T – “fractured ankle”

Aptus, Sep 3, Presque Isle R – “fractured pastern”

Credo, Sep 10, Parx R – “fractured knee”

Liness of David, Sep 10, Presque Isle R – “fractured knee” (1st race)

Nyx Warrior, Sep 12, Penn R – “fractured pastern”

Tapit in Stilettos, Sep 13, Penn T – “fractured ankle”

Bash, Sep 14, Parx R – “fractured knee”

Mystery Witness, Sep 18, Parx S – “pneumonia” (raced 3 days prior: 58 lengths back)

Reiki, Oct 1, Pocono R – “sudden death”

With Exultation, Oct 3, Presque Isle S – “colic” (raced 56 times, most recent Sep 30)

Linda Listen, Oct 6, Parx R – “fracture”

Trainfourtwentyone, Oct 7, Parx R (euthanized Oct 8) – “fractured ankle”

Nimble and Quick, Oct 7, Pocono T – “fractured pastern”

Tizprocess, Oct 8, Parx R – “fractured ankle”

Butch Cassidy, Oct 8, Parx R – “fractured ankle”

Als Alex, Oct 10, Penn R – “sudden death” (three years old)

Elevated, Oct 12, Parx R – “other”

Salty Caramel, Oct 14, Parx R – “fractured knee”

Got It, Oct 15, Parx T – “fractured ankle”

Indian Bucks, Oct 16, Presque Isle R – “fractured knee” (50th race)

Race Me Home, Oct 20, Parx R – “sudden death” (a “DNF” on Sep 30, too)

Wilderness Gate, Oct 21, Parx R – “sudden death – cardiac” (four years old)

La Bella Pina, Oct 28, Parx R – “fractured knee”

Avaline Hanover, Oct 31, The Meadows T – “sudden death”

Jill Madden, Nov 2, Parx R – “tendon/ligament rupture”

Motown N, Nov 9, Pocono T – “fracture”

Tricky Gamble, Nov 12, Parx R – “fractured knee”

Justenuff Hope, Nov 17, Parx R – “fractured pastern”

Ventura Highway, Nov 20, Penn R – unspecified but race chart said “never mattered”

We Did, Nov 25, Parx S – “pneumonia” (last raced Oct 6)

Half Ton of Fun, Nov 25, Parx R – “fractured pastern”

Baron Barracuda, Nov 26, Penn T – “fractured ankle”

Indian Guide, Dec 6, Penn T – “fractured pastern”

Singing Solo, Dec 14, The Meadows T – “fracture”

Emoticon, Dec 17, Parx S – “colic” (last raced Nov 29)

Gotta Be Strong, Dec 21, Parx T – “fractured ankle”

Ursa, Dec 26, Penn R – “sudden death” (three years old)

Delta Outlaw, Dec 28, Parx R – “fractured ankle”

Through a FOIA request to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks through March 30:

She’s a Monster, Jan 7, Parx R (euthanized Apr 1) – “knee/carpus”
Londie Lou, Jan 7, Parx R – “fracture pastern”
Miss Impazible, Jan 8, Penn T – “fracture sesamoid”
Clarista, Jan 11, Parx T – “fracture femur”
Blame Us All, Jan 12, Penn R – “fracture sesamoid”
Only You, Jan 27, Parx T – “fracture cannon”
Macho Brew, Feb 4, Penn – “colic”
Blaze Star, Feb 9, Parx T – “fracture sesamoid”
Happier You, Feb 18, Parx R – “fracture knee”
Red Bomber, Feb 27, Parx T – “tendon/ligament rupture”
Hay Iris, Feb 28, Penn T – “fracture cannon”
Munningsfornothing, Mar 1, Penn R (euthanized May 9) – “fracture knee”
Lily Ain’t Foolin, Mar 2, Parx R – “fracture cannon”
Justin K, Mar 4, Penn T – “fracture sesamoid”
R Power Grid, Mar 5, Parx R – “fracture sesamoid”
Dontridetheclutch, Mar 21, Penn R – “fracture sesamoid”
Haitian Hill, Mar 23, Penn T – “sudden death” (five years old)
It’s Show Time, Mar 30, Penn R (euthanized Apr 8) – “fracture carpal”

Through a FOIA request to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, I have confirmed the following kills on that state’s tracks in 2018.

Lust for Money, January 2, Parx R
no description given, just “euthanized”

Papa’s Missile, January 10, Penn T
“apparent heart attack – expired on track” (six years old)

Marilyn’s Passion, January 25, Penn R
“fractured sesamoids with disruption of the suspensory”

My Cotton Jones, January 29, Parx R
no description given, just “euthanized”

Wind Spirit, January 30, Parx R
“fracture sesamoids, loss of tissue support”

Offlee Charmer, February 1, Penn R
“compound, communited fracture of cannon”

Fiber Sonic, February 2, Penn T
“knee fracture”

My Music, February 6, Parx R
“found dead in barn after race” (five years old)

Jesnik’s Dream, February 8, Parx T
“open, comminuted fracture left fore”

Glittering Justice, February 10, Penn T
“fractured pelvis”

Running Cat, February 13, Penn T
“fractured ankle”

Keep Faith, February 19, The Meadows T
“broke down”

Southhampton Skye, March 17, Parx R
“sesamoids fracture and displaced condylar fracture”

Giles Fair, March 24, Parx R
“open, comminuted condylar fracture”

Midnight With Luti, March 27, Parx T
“sesamoid fractures”

New Road, April 3, Parx R
“open, comminuted condylar fracture”

Moon’s Melody, April 5, Parx T
“fractured pelvis”

Mookie, April 5, Parx T
“fractured scapula”

Chief Kitten, April 10, Parx T
“bilateral sesamoid with suspensory disruption”

Fancy Is My Name, April 11, Penn T
“broken leg”

Valerie Victoria, April 12, Penn R
“broken leg”

North Ocean, April 14, Parx R
“compound pastern fracture”

She’s Spoiled, April 18, Parx T
“spiral condylar fracture”

Smoke’n Go, April 20, Penn T
“broken leg”

E’normous, April 20, Penn R
“bilateral fracture of sesamoids”

Top Street, May 3, Penn R
“horse dropped dead post-race”

Derby Day Mermaid, May 11, Presque Isle T
“possible fractured pelvis”

Maine Edition, May 14, Penn T
“broken humerus”

Prime Number, May 14, Presque Isle R
“broke both sesamoids, torn suspensories”

Mile Street, May 24, Presque Isle R
“sesamoids fracture, suspensory torn”

Betterbringuragame, May 26, Parx T
“died suddenly during training” (three years old)

Karmakaze, May 27, Parx R
“sudden death post race” (five years old)

Hokie Fever, May 31, Penn T
“open fracture of radius with large fracture piece found on the ground”

Sea Boss, June 1, Parx T
“dislocated fetlock”

Good Morning Lou, June 2, Penn T
“slab fracture of carpus”

Simply Tizway, June 4, Parx R
“comminuted fracture of sesamoid bones”

El Heroe, June 4, Penn T
“condylar”

Eight Da Hardway, June 5, Parx T
“compound fracture of both sesamoids”

Bad Game, June 10, Harrah’s R
“open fracture pastern”

Ripped, June 13, Parx T
“compound fracture”

unidentified, June 13, Penn T
“found dead in stall during morning training”

Devious Chic (could be sic), June 18, Parx T
“condylar fracture”

Battle of Dunkirk, June 23, Penn R
“bilateral fractures of proximal sesamoids”

Captain Pedro, July 1, Pocono R
“injured leg during race”

Dig That Mine, July 3, Parx T
“cardiac arrest” (three years old)

Blondie Girl, July 10, Parx T
“sesamoid fractures”

Sound Values, July 19, Parx T
“comminuted fracture”

Street Heat, July 25, Parx T
“cardiac arrest” (five years old)

Lucky Lucky Liam, July 26, Penn R
“collapsed after winning the race” (three years old)

Citi’s Barometer, July 27, Penn R
“fractured sesamoids with disruption of the suspensory”

Love Is All, August 2, Penn R
“horse fell near finish line – compound, comminuted fracture of metacarpal”

Smooth Stone, August 2, Presque Isle R (euthanized September 10)
“ruptured [tendon] and suspensory ligament”

Crimson Secret, August 3, Penn R
“fractures of sesamoids with disruption of the suspensory”

Diamond Don, August 15, Penn T
“collapsed on the track during training” (four years old)

Highway Run, August 17, Penn T
“bilateral fractures proximal sesamoids”

Happy Andyversary, August 19, Harrah’s R
“suffered a seizure and expired”

Mullet Blue Chip, August 19, Harrah’s R
“open fracture ankle”

It Behooves Me, September 8, Penn T
“fracture sesamoids”

Just a Farmer, September 16, Parx R
“compound sesamoid fracture”

Black Kiko, September 20, Penn T
“fracture carpus”

El Chavo, September 20, Penn T
“fractured sesamoid”

Put It Forward, October 5, Penn R
“fracture of sesamoids with disruption of the suspensory”

Full of Charge, October 6, Parx R (euthanized October 7)
“highly comminuted fracture carpal bone”

Greed Is Good, October 7, Parx R
“comminuted fracture both sesamoids with associated suspensory disruption”

Swell Chap, October 10, The Meadows R
“died suddenly on track”

Cute as a Button, October 12, Penn R
“fracture of sesamoids with disruption of the suspensory”

I Like Dreamin, October 16, Harrah’s R
“collapsed – apparent cardiac event”

Any Court Inastorm, October 20, Parx R
“fracture of sesamoids”

Royal Six Shooter, October 25, Penn R
“communited fracture of the phalanx”

E Licious, October 26, Penn R
“horse collapsed just past the finish line – was dead when vet reached [her]” (three years old)

Fever Gone (probably sic), October 30, Parx T
“P1 fracture”

Navasoda, November 9, Penn T
“metacarpal fracture”

Mischievous Star, November 9, Penn R
“luxation with disruption of tendon and suspensory ligaments; condylar fracture; compound, communited sesamoid fracture”

Wentzylvania, November 12, Parx R
“comminuted fracture sesamoid and open condylar fracture”

Skylander Boy, November 23, Penn R
“slab fracture with ruptured ligaments”

Call Me Squirt, November 30, Penn R
“comminuted fractures of the carpus”

Bird of Trey, December 2, Parx R
“open, comminuted fracture sesamoids; MCIII; ruptured suspensory and sesamoidean ligaments; disarticulation”

Let Me Sleep On It, December 8, Penn T
“possible injury to leg”

Warrior Lake, December 10, Parx R
“cardiac arrest” (four years old)

Amanda’s Best, December 11, Penn T
“fractured sesamoid”

Lord Jump Start, December 14, Parx T
“fractured tibia”

Offlee Risque, December 27, Penn R
“fracture of P1”

Ctimene Sweep, December 31, Penn T
“apparent heart attack – expired on track” (two years old)

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.

A Thousand Dreams, February 19, The Meadows
“found dead in stall”

Saphira’s Storm, March 14, Penn
“infected leg”

Rachel’s Warrior, May 14, Presque Isle
“suffered anaphylactic shock”

Morenita, May 18, Presque Isle
“colic”

Zinger’s Winner, June 11, Pocono
“sick horse, was euthanized on the backside”

Tea Party Diva, June 16, The Meadows
“died in barn”

Workerbee, July 2, Presque Isle
“colic”

Glitter n’ Jazz, July 5, Presque Isle
“infected tendon sheath”

El Gran Noel, July 19, Penn
“rupture of internal carotid”

True to His Word, August 20, Penn
“endotoxemia” (was last raced just four days prior)

Chazelle, September 6, Penn
“found expired in stall” (three years old; was last raced just one week prior)

Lahaina Lad, November 21, Penn
“hypocalcemic tetany”

When in Doubt, November 30, Penn
“endotoxic shock” (two years old)

Come in Berlin (probably sic), December 15, Penn
“colic”