Through a FOIA request to the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks in 2021:

Hesturbo, Jun 5, Energy R – “collapsed on path after race”
(two years old, first race)

Lotta Jb, Jun 19, Wyoming R – “shattered knee”
(two years old, second race)

Carter Gunner (probably sic), Jul 3, Wyoming T – unspecified

Black Mountain Dust, Jul 10, Wyoming R – “collapsed, died on track”
(two years old, third race)

Funnie Tune, Jul 18, Wyoming R – “fractured knee, euthanized on track”
(three years old; chart said: “no excuse”)

Relentless Oatman, Aug 7, Wyoming R – “fractured knee, euthanized on track”
(two years old, first race; chart said: “big debut for win”)

Nurse Giggles, Aug 14, Wyoming R – “fractured knee”
(two years old, third race)

Empire’s Shadow, Sep 19, Sweetwater R – “fractured sesamoid, euthanized on track”
(three years old)

Through a FOIA request to the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks in 2020.

Cowlick Hero, Jul 11, Wyoming T – “flipped and hit head”

Walk Thru the Bar, Jul 19, Wyoming T – “fell at wire”

Turbulent Eyes, Aug 1, Wyoming R – “stifle locked up, broke back”

Vvr Barn Find, Aug 23, Sweetwater R – “hit rail, broke leg” (first race)

El Divo Moves, Aug 23, Sweetwater R – “collapsed, broke back”

Skinny Love, Aug 23, Sweetwater R – “stumbled, broke back leg” (same race as above)

Through a FOIA request to the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks in 2019.

Captain N Black, Jun 15, Energy R – “knee, euthanized barn”

Jess El Chamaco, Jun 22, Energy R – “shoulder, euthanized track” (first race)

Ap Bear Lake, Jun 29, Energy R – “dislocated ankle, euthanized track”

Get Loud, Jul 7, Wyoming R – “ankle, euthanized barn”

Eyesa Special Bolt, Sep 8, Sweetwater S – “colic, subsequently died”

Through a FOIA request to the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission, I have confirmed the following kills on that state’s tracks in 2018. Please note, however, that the Commission reported zero training deaths for the year – in a word, unbelievable.

First Prize Choice, June 30, Wyoming Downs R
“collision with rail, catastrophic head injury, possible injury prior to impact” (chart, by the way, said absolutely nothing, just that she “dueled, lost the nod” and finished 5th)

Fooled Again, July 1, Wyoming Downs R
“left front break”

Abit Cranky, July 7, Wyoming Downs R
“left front break”

Cd Otta Be Proud, July 15, Wyoming Downs R
“right shoulder”

Loyal Soldier, July 15, Wyoming Downs R
“left rear break”

Dashin Country Honey, July 22, Wyoming Downs R
“right front break”

Ruths Favorite, August 4, Wyoming Downs R
“right front knee break”

Separteen, August 12, Wyoming Downs R
“right shoulder”

Reaching Jupiter, August 31, Sweetwater Downs R
“right ankle”

Chloes Smoke N Fame, September 9, Sweetwater Downs R
“chest impalement” (chart said absolutely nothing, just that she had “no excuse” in finishing last – had her chest “impaled” but “no excuse”)

In addition, this still-very-much-active racehorse died on track grounds from what the industry craftily calls a “non-racing” cause. Technically true, perhaps, but morally he is no less a casualty of this vile business than the ones above.

Brindis Secret Life, July 1, Wyoming Downs
“found dead in stall – probable colic” (two years old, last raced two weeks prior)