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

Fanci Lindor, Jan 14, Sam Houston T – “trauma [from collision]”

Beyound Dreams, Jan 22, Sam Houston R – “[multiple] open, compound fractures”

Silver Warrior, Jan 25, Sam Houston T – “[multiple] open, compound fractures”

G’s Alilcrazy, May 15, Lone Star R – “flipped in gate, fell, fractured femur”

Bob’s Bad Boy, May 30, Lone Star R – “[multiple] fractures”

Sgt. Quincannon, Jun 4, Lone Star R – “multiple compound fractures”

Reception, Jun 7, Lone Star S – “pleuritis, pneumonia”

Whiskey Allround, Jun 10, Sam Houston R (euth Jun 11) – “collapsed at start; paralysis”

Stormin Hank, Jun 18, Lone Star R – “[multiple] comminuted fractures”

Dashin Maxx, Jun 18, Sam Houston R – “fracture past wire”

Magical Jesse, Jun 30, Retama R – “[multiple] fractures”

Bucky Bay, Jun 30, Retama R – “open fracture past wire”

Through a FOIA request to the Texas Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks from August through December of last year (this is part 2; part 1, which ran through Aug 5, is here).

There are, you will see, only three listings. That the whole state of Texas had only three deaths after August 5 defies belief, and I said so in an email to the Commission. In response, they magically found one more (initially they had only forwarded two deaths, with no causes or locations), but that was it. In addition, there were two deaths on the first FOIA in August that were not included this time around (I asked for the entire year in order to cross-check and to make sure no horses slipped through the cracks). Bottom line, the Texas recordkeeping is slipshod at best, and I simply do not accept that the 30 kills I have for 2021 is the true toll.

Jessa Louisiana Dash, Oct 6, Sam Houston T – “sesamoid fracture”
Marmalade Candy, Oct 26, Lone Star S – “found dead” (five years old)
Kw Sally, Nov 20, Lone Star R – “comminuted carpal fracture”

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

Commanding Candy, Jan 8, Sam Houston R – “torn suspensory ligament”

Flyin’ Easy, Jan 18, Sam Houston T – “scapula fracture”

Brave Nation, Feb 4, Sam Houston T – “bilateral fracture”

Twisted Emotions, Feb 21, Sam Houston T – “fetlock disarticulation”

Flitter Bye, Mar 19, Sam Houston T – “cannon fracture” (two, being prepped for debut)

Gal Named Ann, Apr 2, Sam Houston T – “fracture” (two, being prepped for debut)

Rare Redidirt Road, Apr 19, Sam Houston T – “comminuted fracture”

Moro Jetsetter, Apr 22, Lone Star R – “sesamoid fracture”

Versailles, Apr 24, Lone Star T – “comminuted fracture” (being prepped for debut)

Call Dish, May 7, Lone Star R – “sesamoid fracture”

Ileavethelighton, May 16, Lone Star R – “carpal slab fracture”

General Trev, May 21, Lone Star R – “carpal slab fracture”

High Pursuit, May 22, Lone Star R – “sesamoid fracture”

Hoist Your Glass, May 27, Lone Star S – “joint infection/sepsis” (was raced May 7)

Delicious Pursuit, Jun 5, Lone Star R – “acute death”

Dac Timetoshine, Jun 10, Sam Houston S – “colic” (was raced May 22)

Sheer Devil, Jun 11, Lone Star R – “sesamoid fracture”

Lone Star Heat, Jun 19, Lone Star T – “sesamoid fracture”

Sir Angel, Jun 24, Sam Houston S – “colic” (nine years old, was raced May 22)

Easy Return, Jun 24, Sam Houston T – “possible cardiac” (two years old)

Beta Lake, Jun 27, Lone Star R – “sesamoid fracture”

Jordans Game, Jul 4, Gillespie R – “humeral fracture” (two years old, first race)

Expect Halo, Jul 4, Lone Star T – “severe groin injury”

Pretty Britches, Jul 9, Lone Star R – “sesamoid fracture”

Country Love, Jul 9, Lone Star R – “scapula fracture”

Blue Duck La Jolla, Jul 14, Sam Houston R – “humerus fracture”

Kk Dashing Fury, Aug 5, Sam Houston R – “complete luxation, severed ligament”