The NYS Gaming Commission has disclosed the death of Madrone at Saratoga this past Friday – “neurologic disorder…euthanized due to poor prognosis.” Madrone was two years old and being prepped for his first race. He becomes the 15th dead horse at Saratoga this year – right at the track’s historical average. Reform is a ruse, safe racing a lie. This industry kills horses as a matter of course.

Saratoga’s Dead, 2021

Mister Bobby, May 13, training – “collapsed and died” (five years old)
Trucking Baron, Jun 29, stall – “chronic laminitis”
Strong Moment, Jul 16, racing – “catastrophic injury…euthanized on the course”
Pleasure Luck, Jul 18, racing (euthanized Jul 19) – “took a bad step”
Fattoria, Jul 19, training – “pelvic injury necessitating euthanasia”
Fiya, Jul 31, training – “injury to RH leg…euthanized”
Butter Lou, Aug 5, racing – “injured after wire, vanned to barn, euthanized”
Fifth Avenue Red, Aug 7, training – “pulled up, vanned off, euthanized”
Volpaia, Aug 10, training – “fell over rail, multiple injuries, euthanized”
Olympico, Aug 21, training – “RH condylar injury”
Wasn’t Me, Aug 26, training – “possible heart attack” (two years old)
America’s Joy, Aug 29, training – “fracture while breezing, broke neck in fall”
Tivoli Twirl, Sep 5, stall – “euthanized due to severe health complications”
Cirona, Sep 10, training – “pulled up lame, suspected pelvic…euthanized”
Madrone, Oct 8, stall – “neurologic disorder…euthanized due to poor prognosis”