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)

Through a request to the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission, I have confirmed the following kills on that state’s tracks in 2017.

Bk Skat Kat, June 24, Wyoming, race 2
“dislocation lumbar” (2-year-old, third race)

From Zero to Deserio, June 25, Wyoming, race 1
“collapsed after race” (2-year-old, first race)

Favorite Vision, July 5, Wyoming, training
“broken cannon bone” (2-year-old being prepped for first race)

Makinabundle, August 27, Sweetwater, race 5
“compound fracture”

Sb Hoonigan, September 3, Sweetwater, race 6
“compound fracture”

Run Stormy Run, September 9, Central Fair, race 6
“spiral fracture”

Quality Guy, September 9, Central Fair, race 7
“compound fracture”

Act Your Wage, September 23, Energy, race 8
“compound fracture”

Judys Girl, September 30, Energy, race 9
“compound fracture”

In addition, these still-very-much-active racehorses died on track grounds from what the industry deceptively calls “non-racing” causes. No matter, morally they are no less casualties of this vile business than the ones above.

Sb Itty Bitty, August 18, Sweetwater
“flipped over in shedrow – fractured skull”

Eyema Dancer, October 1, Energy
“colic” (2-year-old, had already been raced four times)

There can be no justification for the killing of animals for $2 bets. End it. Now.

Through a FOIA request to the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at Wyoming tracks in 2016:

Hrh Burning Corona, July 17, Wyoming Downs 6, “collapsed and died – aneurysm”
Ima Polaris, September 17, Energy Downs 8, “bad step at wire – slab fracture”

In addition, the following horse died on track grounds from what the industry calls a “non-racing” cause. While this may be technically true, morally he is no less a casualty of this vile business than the ones above.

Patriot Joe, September 16, Energy Downs, “colic”
(last raced July 31)

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There can be no justification for the killing of animals for $2 bets. End it. Now.

Through a FOIA request to the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission, I have confirmed the following racehorse deaths on Wyoming tracks in 2015:

2-year-old DD Twist N Shout, July 4, Wyoming Downs 7
“horse fell, cannon fracture – outcome fatal”

7-year-old Taras Ruler, September 25, Energy Downs 1
“collapsed, cannon to knee fracture – outcome fatal”

8-year-old Victor Waco, September 26, Energy Downs 3
“stumbled, shoulder injury – outcome fatal”

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