Through a “West Virginia Freedom of Information Act” request, I have confirmed the following 33 deaths at Mountaineer in 2014. Please note that while this data comes from the same request that produced the Charles Town post, the latter included training and “non-racing” deaths; Mountaineer did not. So this list is far from complete (doubling the 33 would be a reasonable estimate).

4-year-old Ide Better Pray, March 1, Mountaineer 2 (euthanized March 4), “tendon injury”

2-year-old Syeshacat, March 1, Mountaineer 4, “compound fracture”

4-year-old Know This, March 4, Mountaineer 2, “slab fracture”

2-year-old Junkyard Eddie, March 4, Mountaineer 8 (euthanized March 5), “carpal fracture”

5-year-old Thegallopingghost, March 5, Mountaineer 4, “compound fracture, dislocation”

5-year-old D’wildbill, March 8, Mountaineer 1, “slab fracture”

6-year-old Tawdry, March 10, Mountaineer 8, “sesamoids fracture”

3-year-old Passport Denied, March 11, Mountaineer 9, “slab fracture”

5-year-old Tanjero, March 17, Mountaineer 7, “sesamoids fracture”

3-year-old HJD’s Prize, March 22, Mountaineer 1, “finish line”

6-year-old Crystallo, April 6, Mountaineer 3, “compound fracture”

6-year-old Big Boy Tyson, April 26, Mountaineer 3 (euthanized April 27), “sesamoids fracture”

4-year-old Win Machine, April 28, Mountaineer 3, “sesamoids fracture”

3-year-old Zion Hill, May 4, Mountaineer 6, “compound condylar fracture”

5-year-old Transatlantic, May 13, Mountaineer 2 (euthanized May 14), “carpal slab fracture”

5-year-old Blushing Martha, May 18, Mountaineer 8, “sesamoids fracture”

5-year-old Berrymeaux, May 31, Mountaineer 2, “sesamoids fracture”

5-year-old Hot Necker, June 14, Mountaineer 5, “sesamoids fracture”

9-year-old Streaterville, July 6, Mountaineer 6, “fetlock open dislocation”

7-year-old Back Talking, July 9, Mountaineer 5, “MC3 fracture”

5-year-old Finally Together, July 14, Mountaineer 9, “sesamoids fracture”

3-year-old Ifihadalady, July 19, Mountaineer 6, “sesamoids fracture”

3-year-old Ithink I Can Dance, July 22, Mountaineer 6, “MC3 fracture”

7-year-old Maji Moto, August 4, Mountaineer 7, “sesamoids fracture”

8-year-old Cross Village, August 31, Mountaineer 8, “slab fracture”

4-year-old Feeling Naughty, September 1, Mountaineer 5, “sesamoids fracture”

5-year-old Manis, September 3, Mountaineer 2, “sesamoids fracture”

7-year-old Dream Rocker, September 13, Mountaineer 1, “cardio vascular accident”

3-year-old Kat Alpha, September 22, Mountaineer 3, “MC3 fracture”

5-year-old Mi’Kelseys Pride, October 4, Mountaineer 3, “sesamoids fracture”

5-year-old That’s the Answer, October 21, Mountaineer 5, “sesamoids fracture”

7-year-old Auditorium, October 22, Mountaineer 7, “sesamoids fracture”

3-year-old Cloud Cutter, October 26, Mountaineer 4, “MC3 compound dislocation”


Through a “West Virginia Freedom of Information Act” request, I have confirmed the following 78 deaths at Charles Town in 2014:

4-year-old Sassy Cherokee, January 4, Charles Town 1, “MC3 open fracture”

3-year-old Covenant Keeper, January 9, training, “MC3 fracture”

4-year-old Country Warning, January 9, training, “sudden death”
This mare had been raced only 5 days prior – “eased, DNF.”

4-year-old Skip the Limit, January 11, Charles Town 6, “fetlock fracture”

4-year-old Past Glory, January 16, Charles Town 8, “ankle dislocation”

5-year-old Actin Lucky, January 18, Charles Town 7, “MC3 open fracture”

3-year-old Hot Event, January 20, colic (not euthanized)

3-year-old Dark Passenger, January 25, training, “MC3 open fracture”

4-year-old Concrete Cat, January 25, Charles Town 2, “fractured ribs, punctured lung”
chart said “clipped heels, fell, vanned off”

3-year-old Boppin, February 1, colic

5-year-old Take Pride Please, February 4, colic

4-year-old Mr Manske, February 7, Charles Town 4, “MC3 fracture”

3-year-old Sum Royal, February 20, Charles Town 2, “MC3 open shattered”

2-year-old Grant Us Peace, February 22, Charles Town 1, “carpus fracture”
chart said “eased, vanned off sore”

6-year-old Soft Puff, February 25, “ran loose – shoulder fracture”

4-year-old Sea Rep Run, February 28, Charles Town 6, “fetlock fracture”

2-year-old Dicolas Soul, March 1, training, “pastern fracture”

5-year-old Jalouzi, March 6, Charles Town 2, “carpus shattered”
chart said “pulled up lame, vanned off”

3-year-old Sterlingspokerface, March 13, colic

2-year-old Uncle Betty, March 13, Charles Town 5, “MC3 open fracture”

4-year-old Colonel By, March 21, Charles Town 2, “carpal multiple slabs”

4-year-old Garden Tavern, March 22, Charles Town 2, “shoulder fracture”

3-year-old Printscess Best, April 1, Charles Town 9, “carpus shattered”
chart said “eased, vanned off”

5-year-old Schay’s Miss, April 4, training, “shoulder fracture”

3-year-old When We Laugh, April 4, Charles Town 5, “sesamoids displaced fracture”
chart said “pulled up, vanned off”

2-year-old Harry’s Miracle, April 10, training, “MC3 shattered”

7-year-old Shamelessly Rich, April 10, training, “MC3 condylar fracture”

Big Al (pony), April 11, Cushing’s Disease/Laminitis

7-year-old Crystal Dreamer, April 12, training, “pastern fracture”

5-year-old Forty Four Loco, April 12, Charles Town 1, “slab fracture”
chart said “pulled up lame, vanned off”

3-year-old Smart Sequoyah, April 12, Charles Town 6, “condylar fracture”
chart said “pulled up lame, vanned off”

5-year-old Here Comes Drz, April 15, Charles Town 6, “MC3 compound fracture”

6-year-old Bonnygreen, April 24, colic
In last race two weeks prior, finished last of 9.

5-year-old Big Dividend, April 29, Charles Town 8, “sudden death”
chart said “collapsed post-race”

5-year-old Blue Book, April 30, Charles Town 9, “sudden death”
chart said “collapsed, vanned off”

7-year-old Thewayofthesamurai, May 15, training, “pastern fracture”

4-year-old It Might Get Loud, May 15, Charles Town 9 (euthanized May 23), “sesamoids fracture”
chart said “limped off the track”

4-year-old Opequon Creek, May 16, Charles Town 5 (euthanized May 28), “sesamoids fracture”
chart said finished fine

4-year-old Act of Divinity, May 21, colic

4-year-old Calling Mr Malcolm, May 22, training, “MC3 spiral fracture”

5-year-old Breaking Rocks, May 23, Charles Town 9 (euthanized May 28), “carpus fracture”
chart said finished fine

4-year-old Papa Doc, June 28, Charles Town 4, “open lateral fracture”

4-year-old Song for Krismike, July 5, Charles Town 8, “sudden death”
chart said “collapsed just past the wire”

3-year-old Smooth Willow, July 18, Charles Town 2, “carpus fracture”
chart said “vanned off”

5-year-old Could Be a Rumor, July 18, Charles Town 6, “sesamoids fracture”

5-year-old Lucky Prize, July 24, Charles Town 9, “shoulder fracture”

3-year-old Rue the Day, July 25, Charles Town 6, “carpal fracture”

5-year-old Intimate Storm, July 30, Charles Town 6, “sesamoids fracture”

6-year-old Carolina Moon, August 6, laminitis

5-year-old The Caller, August 6, “head trauma – died”

4-year-old Roy’s Song, August 9, enteropathy

4-year-old Slewissurfing, August 9, Charles Town 5, “sesamoids fracture”
chart said “bad step, pulled up, vanned off”

3-year-old Bullwhip, August 14, Charles Town 1, “sesamoids fracture”

3-year-old Deputy Gulch, August 14, Charles Town 2, “compound cannon fracture”

5-year-old I’m All Spotted Up, August 16, septic hock/founder

5-year-old Posh Acres, August 28, Charles Town 1, “ankle open fracture/dislocation”

3-year-old My Kinda Girl, August 30, Charles Town 4, “carpus slab fracture”

4-year-old Saffron Wonder, September 1, colic

3-year-old Sebastian’s Run, September 3, Charles Town 3, “carpus slab fracture”
chart said “appeared to be lame, vanned off”

3-year-old Frat Man, September 10, Charles Town 7, “multiple fractures”

4-year-old Won Request, September 19, colitis (not euthanized)

4-year-old Full Ride, September 25, Charles Town 7 (euthanized September 26), “multiple fractures”
chart said “vanned off sore”

3-year-old Blue Kat Key, September 26, training, “carpal fracture”

10-year-old Scootingon Theedge, September 30, anaphylaxis (not euthanized)

5-year-old Chigoe, October 3, Charles Town 4, “sudden death after race”
chart said finished fine

3-year-old Bee Boppin Along, October 9, Charles Town 7, “sesamoids fracture”
chart said “pulled up lame, vanned off”

3-year-old Past Tense, October 10, “colon torsion”

3-year-old Put It Back Martha, October 15, Charles Town 3, “multiple fractures”

4-year-old Swift Pursuit, November 4, training, “humerus fracture”

5-year-old True Awakening, November 14, Penn 5 (euthanized Charles Town November 21), “radius fracture”
chart said finished fine

4-year-old Madelynsheabadgirl, November 21, Charles Town 3, “shoulder fracture”

7-year-old Crazy Bear, December 4, Charles Town 4, “dislocated fetlock”

6-year-old Matter of Truth, December 10, Charles Town 6, “fetlock fracture”

4-year-old Bird Hunter, December 12, Charles Town 3, “femur fracture”
chart said “fell, vanned off”

3-year-old Caroline’s Estate, December 13, training, “femur fracture”

3-year-old Frisky Dixie, December 13, Charles Town 4, “shoulder fracture”

4-year-old Hard Play, December 16, “found dead in stall – cause unknown”
In last race, November 21st, finished last of 9.

4-year-old Bunuska, December 17, Charles Town 4, “sesamoids fracture”
chart said “pulled up lame, vanned off”