Killed, 2020

The following horses were killed at U.S. racetracks in 2020. Please note, however, that there are piles of data (dead horses, that is) not available to us: The “catastrophically injured” euthanized back on private farms, thus not reportable to racing commissions. The too-badly-damaged euthanized immediately after being taken in by rescues. The dead who simply fall through the cracks of apathetic or slipshod reporting to and from commissions. What’s more, not every state gives us all the data we request. Louisiana, e.g., only forwards race kills, arguing that training and stall deaths are beyond their purview. And most significant, we have zero access to the horses killed at the over 200 private training facilities strewn across the land. In short, we estimate that over 2,000 racehorses are killed in America every year. Over 2,000. For $2 bets.

Horses Killed on or at U.S. Tracks, 2020 (R: Racing; T: Training; S: Stall)

Wristlet, Jan 1, Delta R – “open fracture”
Ruby Roundhouse, Jan 1, Los Alamitos S – “abscess in LH, colicky for six days…toxic”
Marine Corps, Jan 1, Palm Meadows (FL) T – “euthanized due to injury of pelvis”
Golden Birthday, Jan 1, Santa Anita R – “[multiple] fractures, [multiple] ruptures”
Berliner, Jan 1, Tampa Bay R (euthanized Jan 3) – “displaced knee fracture”
Dance Dune, Jan 1, Tampa Bay R – “vanned off,” dead
Sassy Diva, Jan 2, Charles Town S – “founder” (three years old, yet to be raced)
Yorkiepoo Princess, Jan 3, Belmont S – “severe laminitis…euthanized in her stall”
Power Punch, Jan 3, Gulfstream R – “vanned off,” dead
Yukon Eric, Jan 3, Pimlico T – “horse pulled up, fell to the track and died”
yet-to-be-named 2-year-old, Jan 3, Sunland T – “shoulder fracture”
Positive Numbers, Jan 3, Sunland R – “fetlock fracture”
Token Vow, Jan 4, Hawthorne R – “dropped dead – copious amount of blood, nostrils”
Lrh Fast as Oak, Jan 4, Louisiana R – “open, displaced fracture”
Perry Train, Jan 4, Louisiana R – “acute, displaced fracture”
Elegant Sundown, Jan 5, Golden Gate R – “open, fractures; severe, complete ruptures”
Buckstopper Kit, Jan 5, Santa Anita T (euthanized Jan 7) – “comminuted fracture”
Shezaflirtyshack, Jan 6, Mahoning T – “ran into chain link fence”
Delightful Offer N, Jan 6, Northfield R – “coming out of final turn, horse broke down”
Third Day, Jan 6, Palm Meadows (FL) T
In Arrears, Jan 7, Laurel S – “progressively lame right foot – [multiple] fractures”
Jest Famous, Jan 7, Los Alamitos S – “acute colic, found thrashing and rolling”
Iwon’tbedenied, Jan 7, Parx S – “colic”
X Y Jet, Jan 8, Palm Meadows (FL) T – “heart attack”
Bad Girl, Jan 8, Turf T – “[multiple] fractures, [multiple] ligament ruptures”
Secreto Primero, Jan 8, Turf R – “[multiple] fractures, tendon completely torn”
J Rob, Jan 9, Fair Grounds R – “vanned off after winner’s circle, [euthanized]”
Kentucky Steal, Jan 9, Fair Grounds R – “displaced fracture”
Eyell Be Back, Jan 10, Los Alamitos R (euthanized Jan 12) – “catastrophic breakdown”
Caught by Surprise, Jan 10, Penn T – “complete humerus fracture, multiple fragments”
I’mluckysgirl, Jan 10, Turfway R – “[multiple] fractures and ruptures”
Big Shanty, Jan 11, Fair Grounds R – “displaced fracture”
Ebo Strong, Jan 11, Penn R – “[multiple] fractures with tearing of suspensory ligament”
Run Rite, Jan 11, Turfway T – “comminuted P1 fracture”
Show No Mercy, Jan 12, Gulfstream T
Salambo, Jan 12, Gulfstream R – “went wrong…euthanized”
Blingin It Back, Jan 12, Tampa Bay S – “likely GI rupture”
Salsa Criollo, Jan 12, Tampa Bay S – “colitis”
Busy Signal, Jan 13, Gulfstream T
Usual Suspect, Jan 13, Oaklawn T – “exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage”
Bigger Picture, Jan 13, Palm Meadows (FL) T (eight years old, 41 races)
Indian Brew, Jan 13, Turf R – “[multiple] comminuted fractures, torn cartilage”
Mama Caught Da Train, Jan 14, Louisiana R – “acute neurologic trauma”
All Star Flyer, Jan 15, Delta R – “compound fracture”
I’m Amore, Jan 15, Turf T – “multiple fractures, ruptured ligament, torn tendon”
Jim’s Silverbullet, Jan 16, Fair Grounds R – “open, compound, displaced fracture”
Little Bit Country, Jan 16, Laurel T – “flipped, recumbent, unable to move hind limbs”
Take Charge Cece, Jan 17, Fair Grounds R – “open, compound, displaced fracture”
Harliss, Jan 17, Santa Anita R – “[multiple] ligament/tendon ruptures”
She’s Quiet, Jan 18, Charles Town R (euthanized Jan 27) – “fractured sesamoids”
Super Beauty, Jan 18, Golden Gate S – “small intestinal strangulation”
Solder, Jan 18, Gulfstream T
Uncontainable, Jan 18, Santa Anita R – “fetlock breakdown, [multiple] severe ruptures”
Louise, Jan 19, Laurel S – “RH abscessed and rotated”
Katies Easy Moves, Jan 19, Los Alamitos R – “open fracture; severe, complete rupture”
Tikkun Olam, Jan 19, Santa Anita T – “complete transection of spinal cord”
Obligated to None, Jan 19, Turf R – “complete pelvic fracture, extensive hemorrhage”
Dark N Cloudy, Jan 20, Aqueduct R – “broke down…euthanized on track”
Jewel Can Disco, Jan 20, Belmont T – “sustained an injury while breezing…euthanized”
He’s Cheeky, Jan 20, Fair Grounds R – “trauma [in gate]”
Jess a Cajun, Jan 20, Louisiana R – “acute, displaced fracture”
Data Force, Jan 20, Sam Houston T – “sudden death – died on track” (two years old)
Is It Over, Jan 21, Los Alamitos S – “colic of 24 hours duration”
Mama Lela, Jan 22, Mahoning R (euthanized Jan 23) – “blunt-force trauma to the head”
Shut the Box, Jan 23, Oaklawn S – “equine protozoal myeloencephalitis”
Cowboy Coffee, Jan 23, San Luis Rey S – “colic – unrelenting pain for two days”
A Freud of Mama, Jan 24, Belmont T (euthanized Feb 8) – “passed after complications”
yet-to-be-named 2-year-old, Jan 24, Gulfstream T
Strong Performance, Jan 24, Gulfstream R – “fell while in distress…euthanized”
Grisaceo, Jan 24, Tampa Bay T – “fractured cannon”
Quizzical Cajun, Jan 25, Aqueduct R – “catastrophic injury…euthanized on track”
Celtic Warrior, Jan 25, Turf R – “multiple fractures with bone exposure, skin degloved”
Esterina, Jan 26, Laurel R – “[multiple] open fractures with severe hemorrhage”
Bruno, Jan 26, Tampa Bay S
Stella B., Jan 28, Parx T – “severely comminuted fractures”
yet-to-be-named, Jan 30, Belmont T – “shaft fracture…euthanized on the track”
Gaby’s Dream, Jan 30, Gulfstream R – “took a bad step”
Pickle Back, Jan 31, Pimlico T (euthanized Feb 3) – “comminuted knee fracture”
Chobee Girl, Feb 1, Charles Town T – “fractured pelvis”
Tumble Pass, Feb 1, Charles Town T (euthanized Mar 6) – “comminuted fracture”
Ted’s Shadow, Feb 1, Oaklawn T – “catastrophic injury”
Spirogyra, Feb 2, Oaklawn R – “euthanized due to catastrophic injuries”
Rumers Are True, Feb 3, Charles Town S – “found dead” (five years old, last raced Jan)
Lethal Shot, Feb 3, Charles Town T – “fractured sesamoids”
Gunsandgigglesjoe, Feb 3, Mahoning T – “collided with rail, catastrophic chest injury”
On Thunder Road N, Feb 4, Pocono R – “severely comminuted fracture”
Selenas Jewel, Feb 6, Delta R – “acute fracture”
Volley Molly, Feb 6, Sam Houston T – “leg fracture – euthanized on track”
Pourmeanotherone, Feb 6, Turfway T – “[multiple] fractures”
Data Hawk, Feb 7, Golden Gate R – “catastrophic skull fracture, massive hemorrhage”
Stay Again, Feb 7, Gulfstream R – “collapsed”
Fire Boss One, Feb 8, Charles Town S – “allergic reaction” (raced the day before)
Birdies Honor, Feb 8, Laurel R – “suddenly the horse collapsed and died”
Tiki Thomas, Feb 8, Penn T – “[multiple] fractures, [one] into more than 25 fragments”
Double Touch, Feb 8, Santa Anita T – “presumptive pulmonary hemorrhage”
Foot in the Door, Feb 8, Tampa Bay R – “had heart attack” (three years old)
Raider Red, Feb 8, Turf S – “colic”
Roses for Laura, Feb 8, Turf T – “open fracture RF fetlock”
Buddy Princess, Feb 9, Rillito R – “open avulsion injury, segments of bones missing”
Adorned, Feb 9, Turf S – “cast in stall, fractured neck”
Miss Romania, Feb 12, Santa Anita T – “fracture, muscles torn, massive hemorrhage”
Riveter Gloria, Feb 14, Charles Town R – “multiple fractures”
El Tristan, Feb 14, Fair Grounds R – “open, comminuted, displaced fracture”
Classic Covey, Feb 15, Fair Grounds R – “all the soft tissue structures came apart”
Mr. Philly Dilly, Feb 15, Gulfstream R – “took a bad step”
Teriyaki, Feb 15, Gulfstream R (euthanized Feb 16)
Major Flirt, Feb 15, Laurel R – “comminuted, displaced fractures; [torn] ligaments”
Prs the Game Changer, Feb 15, Louisiana R – “acute paralysis”
Devil’s Drama, Feb 15, Oaklawn R – “catastrophic injury”
Randy’s Boy, Feb 15, Rillito R – “[multiple] fractures with severe hemorrhage”
Blind Sea, Feb 15, Sam Houston R – “leg fracture, extensive hemorrhage”
Smokey, Feb 16, Oaklawn S – “injured in barn, died due to cerebrum hemorrhage”
Different Days, Feb 16, Oaklawn R (euthanized Feb 17) – “carpus fracture”
Freet Dem, Feb 17, Charles Town T – “dislocation”
Taraz, Feb 17, Oaklawn T – “severely fractured her pastern”
Graveyard Shift, Feb 17, Parx R (euthanized Feb 18) – “[multiple] fractures”
Homeboy, Feb 18, Parx T – “fractures, numerous missing/displaced bone fragments”
Harlan Selection, Feb 19, Sam Houston R – “hypovolemic shock – died on track”
Cowgirl Barbie, Feb 19, Turf T – “stumbled, fell, could not get back up” (one year old)
Senor Grits, Feb 19, Turf R – “open fracture covered in dirt, sand, and mud”
Unveiled, Feb 20, Santa Anita T – “comminuted fracture, massive hemorrhage”
Mac McLovin, Feb 21, Fonner R – “compound fracture of fetlock”
Radio Tim, Feb 21, Los Alamitos R – “[multiple] fractures, [multiple] ruptures”
Street Machine, Feb 21, Los Alamitos R – “large open wound with exposure of MCIII”
Sedona Moon, Feb 21, Turf T – “comminuted fractures, tendon rupture”
First Things First, Feb 22, Keeneland T – “sudden death, caudal vena cava tear”
Mobil’s Lemonesque, Feb 22, Mahoning S – “cast overnight; colic, suspected torsion”
Better Song, Feb 22, Meadows T – “sudden death – artery rupture”
Discreet Affair, Feb 22, Tampa Bay T
Lemon Drop Candy, Feb 23, Palm Meadows (FL) T
Hide N Seeker, Feb 24, Emerald T – “acute, severe fracture with hemorrhage”
Leo Meister, Feb 24, Mahoning T – “collapsed at wire and died” (four years old)
Dance Electric, Feb 24, Mahoning T – “bleeding from ear, probable skull fracture”
Proud Supporter, Feb 24, Parx R – “severe pelvis fracture with extensive hemorrhage”
Flip a Coin, Feb 25, Charles Town S – “equine protozoal myeloencephalitis”
Rollin Inside Out, Feb 25, Mahoning R – “fractured ankle out of gate”
A Lonna At the Top, Feb 26, Golden Gate T – “collapsed in stall after training”
Arguto, Feb 26, Oaklawn T – “catastrophic injury”
Rendezvous for Two, Feb 27, Charles Town T – “cellulitis” (three, yet to be raced)
City Traveler, Feb 27, Laurel S – “abscess, laminitis” (last raced Jan 20)
Princess Rashelle, Feb 28, Charles Town R – “broke leg…euthanized on the track”
Fist of Rage, Feb 28, Fair Grounds R – “open, displaced fracture”
Montauk Memories, Feb 29, Aqueduct R – “leg injury”
Thousand Oaks, Feb 29, Golden Gate S – “flipped…severe, comminuted skull fracture”
Keck, Feb 29, Golden Gate T – “catastrophic shoulder fracture”
Cutie Fantastic, Feb 29, Gulfstream T
Winning the Medal, Feb 29, Parx R – “fractures, cartilage ulcer”
Chosen Vessel, Feb 29, Santa Anita R – “[bone] broken through skin”
Satan’s Last Train, Mar 2, Charles Town T (euthanized Mar 3) – “multiple fractures”
Abelard Hanover, Mar 2, Dover R – “acute aortic rupture” (12 years old)
Two Putt, Mar 2, Mahoning T – “double fracture” (had been raced 54 times)
Imasuperstar, Mar 2, Parx S – “infection”
Rydell, Mar 2, Parx S – “torn ligament, lacerated tendon”
Diva Drama, Mar 2, Parx T – “vertebral fracture with spinal cord compression”
Destiny’s Storm, Mar 3, Turf R – “[multiple] fractures; osteoarthritis multiple joints”
All Out, Mar 3, Turfway T – “[multiple] fractures, ligament failure”
Brainfreeze, Mar 4, Mahoning T – “displaced fracture”
Natchez Pass, Mar 6, Fonner R – “sesamoid fracture”
yet-to-be-named, Mar 6, Gulfstream T
Double Whammy, Mar 6, Gulfstream R (60th race)
C C’s Cup of Tea, Mar 6, Parx T – “[multiple] fractures and lacerations”
Super Touch, Mar 6, Turfway R – “collapsed and died – hemorrhage, shock”
Ship Quick, Mar 7, Charles Town T – “fractured sesamoid”
A P Quickly, Mar 7, Mahoning T – “fractured tibia”
Diagonal, Mar 7, Parx R (euthanized Mar 12) – “injury, euthanized”
Stratton, Mar 7, Turf R – “numerous ligament ruptures, joint disarticulation”
Inouye, Mar 8, Fonner S – “multiple-day battle with colic”
Chickititas Favorite, Mar 8, Los Alamitos R – “[multiple] fractures, ligament rupture”
Arkyarkyarky, Mar 8, Oaklawn R – “catastrophic injury”
Krugerrand, Mar 9, Belmont S – “severe laminitis” (two years old)
Wit and Wisdom, Mar 9, Turf R – “[multiple] fractures LF”
Rush Express, Mar 10, Charles Town S – “flipped over, spinal fracture”
Aintnosugar Inmytank, Mar 10, Louisiana R – “acute, comminuted fracture”
Corky’s the Name, Mar 10, Mahoning S – “severe distention, declined overnight”
Mr Beacon, Mar 10, Sunland T – “shoulder fracture”
Ritzy Racer, Mar 10, Sunland R – “sesamoid fracture”
Red River Chase, Mar 12, Fair Grounds R – “shattered leg”
Get Like Me, Mar 12, Golden Gate R – “multiple fractures; complete ligament rupture”
Dynamite Dan, Mar 12, Oaklawn T (euthanized Mar 14) – “catastrophic injury”
Florida Boys, Mar 12, Penn R – “[multiple] fractures”
Love Totem, Mar 12, Turfway R – “skull fracture, epistaxis from both nostrils”
Tudox Lifting Off, Mar 13, Turfway R – “open, complete diaphyseal fracture”
Stormie Court, Mar 14, Fair Grounds R – “open, displaced fracture”
Battalion Won, Mar 14, Golden Gate T – “[broke both front legs]; open ruptures”
Gallant Bid, Mar 14, Gulfstream R – “went wrong in the right hind”
Sky Chaparral, Mar 14, Mahoning T – “bled and lame after morning work”
Grc Justplainazoom, Mar 14, Sunland T – “collapsed after workout”
Nine Point Five, Mar 16, Gulfstream W T
Danica, Mar 17, Turfway T – “MCIII fracture”
Play Me a Memory, Mar 18, Parx T – “bone fragments protruding through the skin”
Supercross, Mar 18, Pimlico T – “ran into a wall and died – head trauma”
Df Fabulous Georgia, Mar 18, Remington T – “spinal canal fracture” (two years old)
Rojo Bou Peep, Mar 19, Emerald S – “suspected pleuritis”
Scam, Mar 19, Gulfstream W S – “colic impaction” (ten years old, 58 races)
Baddowndasher, Mar 19, Remington R – “horse collapsed – severed spinal cord”
Emely Heart, Mar 20, Turfway R – “[multiple] fractures, extensive soft tissue damage”
Bostaleto, Mar 21, Gulfstream R – “was pulled up in distress”
A P Dancer, Mar 21, Oaklawn T – “cannon fracture”
Lotto, Mar 21, Pimlico S – “chronic respiratory disease; chronic left hock”
Fantasy First Down, Mar 21, Remington S – “suffered severe head trauma tied to gate”
Starting Point, Mar 22, Belmont T – “sustained leg injury – euthanasia”
Winning Knockout, Mar 23, Penn T – “[multiple] fractures”
Unbridled Outlaw, Mar 23, Pimlico S – “severe degenerative joint disease; tear”
Win in the Willow, Mar 23, Will Rogers T – “cardiac, [died]”
Midday Prayer, Mar 24, Parx T – “found dead in her stall – cecal rupture”
Da Streekin Mo, Mar 25, Fonner R – “sesamoid fracture, luxation of fetlock”
Rox Dene, Mar 25, Gulfstream T
Creative Award, Mar 26, Gulfstream T – “fetlock failure”
Glory Stars, Mar 26, Oaklawn R – “catastrophic injury”
Texican, Mar 27, Hoosier T – “rupture of lung vessel”
Morning Princess, Mar 27, Tampa Bay R
Might B Magic, Mar 28, Remington R – “lacerated tendon”
Whiskey Storm, Mar 29, Fonner S – “colic, several days”
Flokie, Mar 29, Los Alamitos R – “catastrophic breakdown of right carpus”
Bravely Bold, Mar 29, Tampa Bay R – “fractured P1”
Purgatory, Mar 31, Charles Town S – “infection post-surgery”
Laguna Spirit, Mar 31, Gulfstream T
The Cullinan Dream, Mar 31, Los Alamitos S – “four-day diarrhea prior to death”
Lay It On the Line, Mar 31, Parx S – “degenerative arthritis” (just four years old)
Peter’s Project, Apr 1, Belmont S – “colic, worsened throughout day…euthanasia”
Chance for Cash, Apr 1, Charles Town S – “equine protozoal myeloencephalitis”
Musical Lia, Apr 1, Gulfstream T – “disarticulated fetlock, open fracture”
Kahului, Apr 2, Oaklawn R – “ruptured vein in the pelvic cavity, hypovolemic shock”
Hot Pyc Chic, Apr 2, Remington S (euthanized Apr 4) – “flipped, severe head trauma”
Smiling Ali, Apr 2, Santa Anita T – “sudden death: extensive hemorrhages in the lung”
Royal Callan Rocks, Apr 3, Los Alamitos T – “displaced fracture of tibia”
Lay It On the Line, Apr 3, Parx S – “illness”
Mimi and Charley, Apr 3, Parx T – “[broken] femur”
Miss Capi Went South, Apr 3, Remington R – “carpal fracture”
Enchanting Eva, Apr 4, Golden Gate T – “the stability of RF limb was destroyed”
Joan’s Delight, Apr 4, Oaklawn T – “sesamoid fracture”
Blessed Halo, Apr 4, Palm Meadows (FL) T
City Roc, Apr 4, Palm Meadows (FL) T
Lost for Words, Apr 5, Gulfstream T
Tizaprincessa, Apr 5, Tampa Bay R – “comminuted fracture”
Golden Tapit, Apr 8, Palm Meadows (FL) T
Shanghai Zeus, Apr 9, Gulfstream S – “colic, torsion”
Emery Parker, Apr 10, Mahoning T – “suspected fracture fetlock/pastern”
Blowinthebluesaway, Apr 10, Oaklawn R – “fractured shoulder”
Chromie, Apr 11, Los Alamitos R – “fetlock breakdown, [multiple] severe ruptures”
Just a Duke, Apr 11, Tampa Bay R – “comminuted fracture”
Kool Kate, Apr 14, Fonner R – “compound fracture with complete luxation of joint”
Heisayankee, Apr 14, Fonner R – “sesamoid fracture, luxation of fetlock”
Devil’s Wildcat, Apr 14, Turf S – “colic”
La Dorada Czech, Apr 15, Los Alamitos S – “at 4 pm depressed, lethargic; died at 11 pm”
Bird Walk, Apr 15, Mahoning S – “pneumonia, lung abscess” (coming off first race)
M C Hamster, Apr 15, Santa Anita T – “protrusion of distal MCIII through skin”
Shes Our Dasher, Apr 16, Los Alamitos T – “phalanx protruding through the skin”
Cabot Cove, Apr 16, Penn T – “[multiple] fractures”
Pals Invader, Apr 17, Belmont T – “sustained leg injury at the 7/8 pole”
Mirandus, Apr 17, Gulfstream T
Isla’s Toy, Apr 17, Los Alamitos R – “[multiple] fractures and ruptures”
Muskoka Wonder, Apr 17, Oaklawn R – “catastrophic injury”
Anita Lucky Break, Apr 17, Penn T – “fractured shoulder”
King Mi, Apr 17, Remington R – “fractured pelvis”
Belle Mar, Apr 18, Gulfstream T
Dante Ivy, Apr 18, Northfield T – “went down on the track…deceased”
Zilker, Apr 18, Will Rogers T – “collapsed, [died]”
R Moody Women, Apr 19, Gulfstream T
Richest Gifts, Apr 19, Gulfstream T
Memory of Swim, Apr 21, Fonner R – “fractures, fetlock dropped to the ground”
Gotaheadache, Apr 22, Laurel T – “returned to barn in distress, collapsed and died”
Appealing Briefs, Apr 23, Belmont S – “euthanized due to poor prognosis of cellulitis”
Dermot, Apr 23, Gulfstream R – “took a bad step”
D’oro Bode, Apr 23, Keeneland T – “head trauma” (being prepped for first race)
Double Zero Seven, Apr 24, Emerald T – “collapsed – unknown” (three years old)
Mrs. Miniver, Apr 24, Gulfstream R – “heart attack” (three years old)
Last Renegade, Apr 24, Santa Anita T – “hit rail, fractured pelvis, hemorrhagic shock”
Storm Biz, Apr 25, Keeneland T – “[multiple] fractures” (being prepped for first race)
Rockys Warrior, Apr 26, Oaklawn R – “carpus fracture”
Midnight Sway, Apr 26, Oaklawn R – “fetlock fracture”
Jenny D, Apr 27, Charles Town T – “hit another horse, never got up”
Cat’s Popstar, Apr 28, Keeneland T – “scapula fracture”
Splashing Eagle, Apr 29, Remington T – “knee fracture”
Sean’s Idea, Apr 30, Gulfstream R – “went wrong in the right hind”
Johnny Utah, Apr 30, Mahoning S – “colic” (eight years old, 56 races)
unidentified, May-Sep, Canterbury S – “illness”
unidentified, May-Sep, Canterbury S – “illness”
unidentified, May-Sep, Canterbury S – “illness”
unidentified, May-Sep, Canterbury S – “illness”
unidentified, May-Sep, Canterbury S – “other”
unidentified, May-Sep, Canterbury T
unidentified, May-Sep, Canterbury T
unidentified, May-Sep, Canterbury T
unidentified, May-Sep, Canterbury R
unidentified, May-Sep, Canterbury R
unidentified, May-Sep, Canterbury R
unidentified, May-Sep, Canterbury R
unidentified, May-Sep, Canterbury R
unidentified, May-Sep, Canterbury R
unidentified, May-Sep, Canterbury R
unidentified, May-Sep, Canterbury R
unidentified, Jan-Dec, Running Aces S – “illness”
Irked, May 2, Gulfstream R – “pulled up in distress”
O’Bushido, May 4, Belmont S – “found deceased in stall”
Harpy Eagle, May 4, Penn T – “hoof”
Federal Walk, May 5, Laurel S – “colic, twisted intestine”
Tt Topper, May 5, Remington S – “colic” (note: not euthanized, just died)
Call Paul, May 6, Belmont T – “sustained injury to LH leg…necessitating euthanasia”
Missandei, May 7, Gulfstream R
Eat the Ticket, May 7, Tampa Bay S – “pleuropneumonia”
Arky Vaughan, May 8, Golden Gate T – “multiple fractures, [multiple] ruptures”
War Bridle, May 8, Parx T (euthanized May 12) – “acute catastrophic slab fracture”
Giant Dreams, May 9, Charles Town S – “paralyzed artenoid”
Ready Eddie, May 9, Emerald T – “collapsed – unknown” (five years old)
Law Degree, May 9, Gulfstream W T
Rowboat Romeo, May 9, Los Alamitos T – “catastrophic fracture; severe hemorrhage”
Tap the Wire, May 9, Los Alamitos R
Ailish’s Buttercup, May 10, Golden Gate T- “[multiple] fractures and ruptures”
Echo Bay, May 10, Penn S – “colic”
Tailback, May 10, Santa Anita T – “compound fractures of MCII, MCIII, MCIV”
Gold Trader, May 11, Turfway T – “basisphenoid fracture” (being prepped for first race)
Coach Ken, May 12, Northfield T – “fractured shoulder”
Miss Casuarina, May 13, Charles Town S – “found dead, swollen neck”
Conquest Sabre Cat, May 14, Golden Gate R – “multiple open fractures”
Gracias Adios, May 14, Parx T – “this horse collapsed and died”
Heckler’s Veto, May 15, Charles Town T – “comminuted, dislocated fracture”
Flight Deck, May 15, Tampa Bay R – “open, disarticulated fetlock”
Bdb Macs Dynasty, May 16, Remington R – “scapula fracture” (two years old, first race)
Schiller’s Lit, May 18, Belmont T (euthanized May 21) – “acutely lame”
Quiet Spring, May 18, Will Rogers R – “sesamoid fracture”
My Legacy, May 18, Will Rogers R – “slab fracture”
Lil Morning Star, May 21, Belmont T – “injury to left front leg”
Ranita, May 21, Gulfstream R (euthanized May 22)
Lonemire, May 21, Remington R (euthanized May 22) – “knee fracture”
Brennivin, May 22, Charles Town T – “injured starting gate – head and neck”
I’ll Dash for Gold, May 22, Golden Gate S – “spinal cord compression, severe ataxia”
Little Cat Gee, May 23, Emerald T – “fetlock luxation”
Pump Room, May 23, Gulfstream R – “[multiple] fractures”
Valkyrie, May 24, Indiana T – “fractured skull”
unidentified, May 24, Los Alamitos T – “comminuted, complete, displaced fracture”
Jabber Now, May 24, Los Alamitos R (euthanized May 26) – “[multiple] fractures”
Cleverclaimjumper, May 24, Ruidoso T – “sesamoid [fracture]”
Shock Therapy, May 25, Belmont S – “pleuropneumonia, laminitis”
Stellar Bess, May 25, Fonner R – “open, compound fractures of cannon”
Be My Shadow, May 26, Fonner R – “[multiple] fractures, complete luxation of fetlock”
Bluegrass Jamboree, May 28, Belmont T – “cardiovascular collapse – expired on track”
Midnight Medley, May 28, Emerald T – “fractured sesamoids”
Malibu Morning, May 29, Los Alamitos R – “open, comminuted, complete fracture”
Bronze Star, May 30, Penn T – “[multiple] fractures”
Lady Love, May 30, Tampa Bay R – “pelvic fracture”
Truck Salesman, May 31, Belmont T – “leg injury while breezing, euthanized on track”
Brahe, May 31, Belmont T – “injuries to both front legs…euthanasia on track”
Abraxan, May 31, Belmont T – “leg injury necessitating euthanasia”
Alittlevodka, May 31, Churchill R – “comminuted fractures”
Cherry Way, May 31, Ruidoso R – “fracture both sesamoids”
Grimm Resolve, Jun 2, Los Alamitos S – “found dead in stall” (two years old)
Shared Silence, Jun 2, Mountaineer R – “fractured sesamoids”
Too Fast to Pass, Jun 3, Belmont R (euthanized Jun 12) – “injury to left front”
Mary Jane’s Double, Jun 3, Lone Star R – “leg fracture, extensive hemorrhage”
Chouchou de Boo, Jun 4, Belmont T – “several injuries…euthanized”
Freedom Prince, Jun 5, Belmont S – “taken to hospital…euthanized”
Spring d’Oro, Jun 6, Fair Meadows T – “slab fracture”
Jive Talkin, Jun 6, Golden Gate T – “[multiple] fractures, [multiple] ruptures”
Special Power, Jun 6, Laurel R – “flipped, recumbent, head trauma”
Whiskey Worthy, Jun 6, Ruidoso R – “scapula fracture” (first race)
Endless Thyme, Jun 6, Ruidoso R – “sesamoid fracture”
Talako, Jun 7, Belmont R – “catastrophic injury…euthanized on track”
I Love Sorrento, Jun 7, Los Alamitos T – “catastrophic right humeral breakdown”
Lightsaber, Jun 7, Santa Anita T – “complete tibia fracture, muscles severely torn”
Retrofit, Jun 8, Fonner T
Always Secret, Jun 8, Lone Star R – “heat stress in test barn after race”
Finally the One, Jun 8, Palm Meadows (FL) T
Jackies Dream, Jun 8, Tampa Bay T – “fractured humerus”
Kiss My Bling, Jun 9, Fair Meadows R – “acute exsanguination” (she bled out)
Luneaction, Jun 9, Fair Meadows R – “slab fracture”
Aljohn, Jun 9, Laurel S – “[trainer] discovered horse’s right foot had fallen off”
Top Czar, Jun 9, Laurel S – “pleuropneumonia, trouble breathing”
Giant Pulpit, Jun 9, Lone Star T – “spinal fracture, head and neck trauma”
Logan, Jun 10, Indiana T – “fractured sesamoid”
Doorag Jimmy, Jun 10, Louisiana R – “sudden death”
I’llmakeitanywhere, Jun 11, Thistledown T – “displaced fracture”
Good Mischief, Jun 12, Emerald T – “fractured humerus”
Sky High Interest, Jun 12, Finger Lakes S – “flipped…sustained head injury”
Billy, Jun 12, Tampa Bay S
Bold Esther, Jun 13, Churchill T – “sudden death – hemoperitoneum”
Wire to Wire Tigah, Jun 13, Golden Gate R – “[multiple] fractures, [multiple] ruptures”
Cass City, Jun 13, Keeneland T – “[multiple] fractures”
Last Shani, Jun 13, Middleburg R – “collapsed and died”
Autobahn Express, Jun 13, Parx T – “numerous comminuted vertebral fractures”
Mr. My Way, Jun 13, Parx T – “injury, euthanized”
Im Macys Princess, Jun 13, Ruidoso R – “cannon fracture” (first race)
Candy Kettle Corn, Jun 13, Thistledown R (euthanized Jun 15) – “fractures both knees”
Put It On Detti, Jun 14, Gulfstream R – “went wrong”
Absolutely Flashing, Jun 14, Ruidoso R – “muscle tear, bleeding rupture”
Toshio, Jun 15, Keeneland T – “sudden death – hemoperitoneum”
Free the Kitten, Jun 16, Keeneland T – “humeral fracture” (being prepped for first race)
Pajama Tops, Jun 16, Penn T – “[multiple] fractures”
Unforgetable Fine (sic), Jun 16, Ruidoso T – “open, compound ankle fracture”
Fast Copy Katie Shae, Jun 16, Ruidoso T – “sesamoid fracture”
Mystical Song, Jun 17, Belmont S – “found dead in stall…gastrointestinal disease”
Sketchy Lady, Jun 17, Emerald S – “sick – unknown”
For D’s Knight, Jun 17, Lone Star R – “[multiple] fractures; torn tendons and ligaments”
Transistor, Jun 17, Palm Meadows (FL) T
She’sagraciouslady, Jun 17, Prairie S – “chondritis”
Koa Kani, Jun 17, Tampa Bay S – “colic”
Smidge, Jun 18, Belmont R – “sustained injury to left rear leg”
yet-to-be-named 2-year-old, Jun 18, Gulfstream T
Neeka’s Temple, Jun 18, Indiana T – “fractured skull”
Leggolas, Jun 18, Los Alamitos T – “became unstable, collapsed, died” (two years old)
Big Red Valentine, Jun 18, Santa Anita S – “[fractured] spine, cannon, skull, jaw”
Cloud, Jun 18, Saratoga T – “sustained leg injury breezing”
Champagne Moment, Jun 19, Evangeline R – “closed fracture”
Realbird, Jun 19, Prairie T – “fractured carpus”
Mucho Macho Dan, Jun 19, Prairie R – “fractured cannon” (74th race)
Tun Tun, Jun 20, Charles Town R – “returned lame, euthanized on track”
The Magical One, Jun 20, Laurel R – “displaced fractures, soft tissue rupture”
That’s a Bingo, Jun 20, Northfield R – “collapsed on track, died before I got there”
Daddy Lane, Jun 20, Ruidoso R – “multiple fractures”
Strictly Biz, Jun 20, Santa Anita R – “multiple displaced fractures, [multiple] ruptures”
Cheers and Prayers, Jun 21, Fair Meadows S – “hit head on concrete wall, [died]”
Keep Dreamin, Jun 21, Indiana S – “colic”
Liam’s Lucky Charm, Jun 22, Gulfstream T
Pam’s Avery Rose, Jun 22, Keeneland T – “humeral fracture”
Elektracutioner, Jun 22, Prairie R – “internal pulmonary hemorrhage”
Handsome Coyote, Jun 22, Tampa Bay R – “disarticulated fetlock, ligament damage”
Yuma Thurman, Jun 23, Arapahoe R – “heart failure” (11 years old, 93rd race)
Bonspiel, Jun 23, Belmont T – “fracture, surgery failed, euthanized”
A P Fireball, Jun 23, Fairmount T – “fractured fetlock at the joint”
Hellagood, Jun 23, Grants Pass R – “busted an aneurysm”
Endeavor, Jun 23, Hoosier T – “dislocated hip with torn ligaments”
Young Dasher, Jun 23, Los Alamitos S – “severe pneumonia, two weeks duration”
Cheri’s Win, Jun 24, Delaware R – “comminuted fracture LF”
Canrunalittle, Jun 24, Evangeline R – “trauma” (chart: “collapsed in apparent distress”)
Hawks Main Interest, Jun 24, Grants Pass R – “open, comminuted fracture LF limb”
Shazzy B, Jun 24, Indiana T – “fractured pastern”
Huntington Drive, Jun 24, Penn R – “[multiple] fractures, torn ligament”
Up and Ready, Jun 26, Los Alamitos S – “acute laminitis following castration”
Equilibrio, Jun 26, Los Alamitos R – “complete fracture, rupture[d] muscles”
Option Value, Jun 27, Belmont T – “sustained injury, vanned off, euthanized”
Dapper Dan, Jun 27, Great Meadow R – “hit stone wall and fell…euthanized on course”
Yes Man, Jun 27, Laurel R (euthanized Jul 2) – “fractured LF fetlock”
Prince Jet, Jun 27, Lone Star S – “colic”
Nana Shila, Jun 27, Los Alamitos R – “broken neck; massive hemorrhage, spinal canal”
Blissful Breeze, Jun 27, Parx T – “[multiple] fractures, ligaments completely ruptured”
Mr Dejavu, Jun 27, San Luis Rey T – “rider heard loud pop and jumped off”
Ready to Rocket, Jun 27, Thistledown R (euthanized Jun 30) – “displaced slab fracture”
Shakura, Jun 28, Ruidoso R – “hurt hock [in] gate”
Wild Indy, Jun 29, Lone Star R – “open, complete, highly comminuted fractures”
Bucky Be Lucky, Jun 29, Parx R – “[multiple] severe fractures”
Neon Light, Jun 30, Arapahoe T (euthanized Jul 9) – “fell in starting gate”
Street Gambler, Jun 30, Golden Gate S – “complete hip fracture; hemorrhage”
Opalescent, Jun 30, Thistledown R – “fractured knee”
Snapper Bite, Jul 1, Evangeline R – “medial fracture”
Captain Tyree, Jul 2, Evangeline R – “distal limb fracture”
Warren, Jul 2, Los Alamitos S – “colic, distended intestine, extensive hemorrhages”
Gold Credit, Jul 3, Churchill T – “sesamoid fractures”
Queen Leda, Jul 3, Evangeline R – “displaced fracture”
Augie, Jul 3, Indiana T – “broken cannon bone”
This Is Us, Jul 3, Los Alamitos R – “open fracture, complete luxation of the fetlock”
Zero the Hero, Jul 3, Meadows T – “acute vascular hemorrhage”
Golden Chance, Jul 3, Penn R – “pulled up lame”
Bv Ready to Run, Jul 4, Fair Meadows T – “[multiple] fractures”
Hawk’s Image, Jul 4, Fairmount T (euth Jul 6) – “fractured ankle, ruptured suspensory”
Constitutional Pal, Jul 4, Monmouth R – “[multiple] complete, displaced fractures”
Dashing Sweet Brujo, Jul 4, Retama T – “fractured leg”
Jess Bet Me, Jul 5, Los Alamitos R – “[multiple] fractures, [multiple] complete ruptures”
Arties Game, Jul 6, Louisiana R – “acute, open, comminuted, displaced fracture”
JW Renegade, Jul 6, Ocean R – “collapsed, sudden death – heart attack”
Louie’s Kingdom, Jul 7, Arlington T – “horse collapsed and died” (four years old)
Micro Margarita, Jul 7, Parx T – “injury, euthanized”
Dereya, Jul 7, Parx R – “twisted colon [post race]” (chart said “fractious in gate”)
Semifinal, Jul 8, Belterra R – “multiple fractures, disruption of ligament”
Exclamation Point, Jul 8, Delaware R – “comminuted fracture”
Kelly’s Secret, Jul 8, Finger Lakes T – “fracture to LF sesamoid – euthanized”
Cecilia’s a Gem, Jul 8, Mountaineer R – “fractured condyle, [ruptured] ligament”
Champsachamp, Jul 9, Belterra R – “multiple fractures of both sesamoids”
Coronado Effort, Jul 9, Retama S – “colic”
Sally, Jul 10, Belterra R – “open, compound fracture; disarticulation of fetlock”
Lovely Lilia, Jul 11, Del Mar T – “[multiple] fractures; [multiple] complete ruptures”
Alltime Favorite, Jul 11, Los Alamitos R (euth Jul 13) – “multiple displaced fractures”
Ilchester Cheetah, Jul 11, Monmouth R – “sudden death: rupture, right lung”
Eagle Down, Jul 11, Ruidoso R – “bled out” (after “winning”)
Cowlick Hero, Jul 11, Wyoming T – “flipped and hit head”
Celebration, Jul 12, Belmont S – “euthanized after battling pleuropneumonia”
Yellow Brick Road, Jul 12, Belmont T – “suffered injury near finish line – euthanized”
Crater Rim, Jul 12, Belmont R – “lacerated tendon”
Tacy, Jul 12, Los Alamitos R – “open fracture; complete rupture, [multiple] ligaments”
Pony Shack Chatter, Jul 13, Belterra T – “fractured femur”
Tricks R For Real, Jul 13, Ocean R – “collapsed and died” (three years old)
Stephanie’s City, Jul 13, Prairie S – “joint infection”
Rc Dragoncito Cartel, Jul 13, Ruidoso S – “colic, died in barn” (raced three days prior)
Sergeant Stryker, Jul 13, Thistledown R – “severe fracture – comminuted, displaced”
unidentified filly, Jul 14, Arlington S – “flipped repeatedly – pelvis fractures”
Bourbon High, Jul 14, Belmont T – “sesamoid fracture”
Pumpkin, Jul 14, Charles Town S – “colic, toxic”
Miners Quest, Jul 14, Laurel S – “acute laminitis, rotation of the foot”
Absolute Control, Jul 15, Belterra R – “compound, comminuted fracture of pastern”
Vincom Strong (sic), Jul 15, Ruidoso S – “colic, died in barn” (two years old)
Hopper Hunter, Jul 16, Thistledown R – “fractured cannon while leaving the gate”
Fratello Del Nord, Jul 17, Parx S – “right hock displacement” (had been raced 55 times)
Bourbon Honey, Jul 17, Parx S – “chronic osteoarthritis in fetlock” (just six years old)
One Warrior Hero V, Jul 17, Ruidoso S – “colic, died in barn” (two years old)
Cc Miracle, Jul 17, Ruidoso T – “sesamoid fracture”
All Call, Jul 18, Arlington S – “found dead in stall – ruptured stomach”
Scarlets Sparkle, Jul 18, North Dakota R – “complete disarticulation of fetlock joint”
Gonna Get Loud, Jul 18, Prairie R – “fractured sesamoids”
Oreeo, Jul 18, Retama S – “colic”
Walk Thru the Bar, Jul 19, Wyoming T – “fell at wire”
Cleon Jones, Jul 20, Belmont S – “chronic severe laminitis…euthanized”
Diamond Darlin, Jul 20, Delaware S – “fractured skull, ruptured major artery – died”
yet-to-be-named, Jul 20, Ellis T – “MCIII fracture”
The Armenian, Jul 21, Del Mar S – “focal serosal hemorrhages [in] colon”
Gospel Cherokey, Jul 21, Fair Meadows R – “fell – skull fracture”
Telling You Twice, Jul 21, Penn S – “lameness”
Censored, Jul 22, Churchill T – “humeral fracture”
Miss Mercken, Jul 22, Indiana R – “cardiac event [and] leg fracture”
Mighty Bop, Jul 23, Charles Town R – “fractured sesamoids” (67th race)
Fars Glitter, Jul 23, Indiana R – “suspensory rupture”
Jonimarie, Jul 23, Monmouth S – “acute cardiovascular collapse” (was to race next day)
Apolitical Rose, Jul 24, Delta R – “trauma [before race]”
Snoopy, Jul 24, Fair Meadows R (euthanized Jul 25) – “sesamoid fracture”
Serena Star, Jul 24, Indiana T – “fractured femur”
Jess Master Angel, Jul 24, Retama R (euthanized Jul 27) – “fractured sesamoid”
Apollon, Jul 24, Saratoga T – “cardiovascular collapse” (two years old)
Spittin Candy, Jul 25, Arapahoe S – “horse died in barn from colic”
Supercharged, Jul 25, Charles Town R – “taken up lame…euthanized on track”
Reigning Kisses, Jul 25, Fair Meadows R – “carpal fracture”
Precious Looker, Jul 25, Ruidoso R – “ankle fracture”
Nastylittlesecret, Jul 27, Prairie R (euthanized Jul 29) – “fractured carpus”
Weed Wacker, Jul 27, Presque Isle T (euthanized Aug 12) – “injury, euthanized”
Mazel Tov G C, Jul 28, Arapahoe R – “fractured cannon after crossing finish line”
Copper Rain, Jul 29, Pocono R – “sudden death”
Muffins Revenge, Jul 30, Arlington R – “unrecoverable injury – euthanized on track”
Pasta, Jul 30, Belmont S – “injuries sustained in fall necessitated euthanasia”
Doctor McSwing, Jul 31, Harrah’s R – “sudden death”
Gin and Platonic, Aug 1, Monmouth R – “dropped dead: rupture, right lung”
Dont Pitch to Darcy (sic), Aug 1, Ruidoso S – “colic, died”
Turbulent Eyes, Aug 1, Wyoming R – “stifle locked up, broke back”
Snow Pack, Aug 2, Golden Gate R – “complete rupture of [multiple] ligaments”
Withholder, Aug 2, Monmouth T – “pelvic fracture; severe, extensive hemorrhage”
Roddick, Aug 3, Gulfstream T
Grams Revenge, Aug 4, Belterra R – “[multiple] compound fractures”
Bird Call, Aug 4, Mountaineer R – “lung hemorrhage” (chart said “fell into the rail”)
Gambling Dalton, Aug 5, Belterra R – “lame post race – fracture” (first race)
Alaapatique, Aug 5, Colonial R – “fractured sesamoid bones, LF”
Shaggy Kid, Aug 5, Delaware S – “terminally ill – colon torsion, toxic”
Shiny Copper Penny, Aug 5, Saratoga S – “experienced sudden death”
Trusty Roll, Aug 6, Presque Isle T – “injury, euthanized”
Masterday, Aug 7, Gulfstream T
Soo Taylor, Aug 7, Indiana T – “pulmonary hemorrhage”
Bf Field Notes, Aug 7, Los Alamitos S – “spinal cord compression, aortic rupture”
Final Offer, Aug 7, Northfield R – “collapsed in stall after race and passed”
Can American, Aug 7, Presque Isle T – “injury, euthanized”
Mister Hocks, Aug 7, Ruidoso T – “fracture, dead”
Paint Your Chick, Aug 7, Ruidoso R – “slab fracture”
Woodlittlecorona, Aug 8, Albuquerque R – “slab fracture” (first race)
Endowment, Aug 8, Ellis R – “slab fracture” (of previously operated-on leg)
Miss Flying Sun, Aug 8, Gulfstream T
My Lila, Aug 8, Laurel R – “[multiple] compound, comminuted fractures”
Secret Tonight, Aug 8, Los Alamitos R – “complete fracture of the scapula”
Hot Valentina, Aug 8, Thistledown S – “flipped, severely fractured withers”
Libertyrun, Aug 9, Ellis R – “sesamoid fractures” (chart said “went wrong”)
Nola Win, Aug 9, Lone Star R – “fractured sesamoid”
Pastoral, Aug 10, Arapahoe T – “ran into rail”
Star Fitzstall, Aug 10, Delaware S – “terminally ill – colic”
yet-to-be-named 2-year-old, Aug 10, Gulfstream W T
Jet Latino, Aug 11, Arapahoe R – “RF fracture just prior to finish line”
Smoochin Kitten, Aug 11, Gulfstream T
Brag On Me, Aug 11, Saratoga T – “tibia fracture”
Jumped Bail, Aug 11, Thistledown R – “fractured knee – euthanized on track”
Best Two Minutes, Aug 12, Albuquerque R – “sesamoid fracture”
Wicked Mistress, Aug 12, Finger Lakes T – “slab fracture while breezing”
Billy’s Jump Start, Aug 12, Parx T – “injury [not euthanized, just died]”
Krueger, Aug 12, Scioto R – “comminuted P1 fracture”
Galaxy Master, Aug 13, Golden Gate S – “horse started shaking, collapsed and died”
Rookie Season, Aug 13, Remington T – “fracture, ruptured suspensory [and] tendon”
Flying Dahl, Aug 14, Prairie T – “fractured cannon”
Major Trick, Aug 15, Hoosier R – “pulmonary hemorrhage”
Tony, Aug 15, Monmouth R (euthanized Aug 23) – “[multiple] fractures”
A Guy Like Me, Aug 15, Remington T – “sesamoid fracture”
Plain Tales, Aug 16, Belterra S – “found dead in the morning” (81 races)
One Honey Bell (possibly sic), Aug 16, Presque Isle S – “injury, euthanized”
Lady C, Aug 16, Saratoga R – “took a bad step”
Limnery, Aug 17, Ellis T – “sesamoid fractures”
Giant Rose, Aug 17, Monmouth S – “acute laminitis both front feet” (last raced Aug 8)
Added Attraction, Aug 17, Prairie T – “ligament [rupture]”
Daisy Can, Aug 17, Prairie R – “fractured sesamoid”
Rebel Teen, Aug 19, Batavia R – “collapsed and expired on the track”
Determined One, Aug 19, Belmont T – “cardiovascular collapse”
Dashin Chiquita, Aug 19, Retama S – “colic”
Tortuga, Aug 20, Indiana R – “flipped over before race”
First Appeal, Aug 20, Saratoga R – “euthanized [for] severe injuries”
Chainsthatbindyou, Aug 21, Churchill T – “tibial fracture” (being prepped for first race)
Cam’s Legacy, Aug 21, Remington T – “expired upon completion of workout”
Sc Divas Famous Man, Aug 21, Ruidoso R – “carpus fracture”
Mister Beduino, Aug 22, Albuquerque R (unknown cause; was a scratch that day)
New Day Dawning, Aug 22, Belmont T – “sesamoid fracture…euthanized”
Rolling Sea, Aug 22, Hoosier R – “pulmonary hemorrhage”
Irish Crossing, Aug 22, Laurel R – “fractures, severed biceps, copious hemorrhage”
Peek It Up, Aug 22, Los Alamitos R – “fx [back], complete transection of spinal cord”
Painted Image, Aug 22, Monmouth R – “[torn] ligament, severe hemorrhage”
O. K. So Far, Aug 23, Emerald T – “fractured sesamoids”
My Sweet Lou, Aug 23, Golden Gate R – “multiple fractures [and] complete ruptures”
Battle Weary, Aug 23, Ruidoso R – “flipped in gate, blunt force trauma to the head”
Daredevil Tom, late Aug, Ruidoso S – “extreme cellulitis” (raced Aug 14)
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)
Nuttinholdinmeback, Aug 24, Arlington T – “tibia shattered into [many] fragments”
Along Came Betty, Aug 24, Delaware S – “terminally ill – laminitis” (three years old)
Irreproachable, Aug 24, Del Mar T – “[multiple] fractures and ruptures”
unidentified, Aug 24, Ellis T – “[multiple] fractures”
Miss Bliss, Aug 24, Thistledown T – “displaced fracture – euthanized on track”
Better Charge It, Aug 25, Indiana R – “pulmonary hemorrhage”
Con He Win, Aug 26, Finger Lakes R – “broke through the gate, ran through the rail”
Heraway, Aug 26, Parx R – “suffered a catastrophic injury…euthanized”
Cook Memories, Aug 27, Arlington R – “took a bad step, flipped, euthanized”
Cowboy’s Plan, Aug 27, Charles Town R – “injured in paddock [before race]”
Mapart, Aug 27, Gulfstream T
Concorde’s Dream, Aug 27, Gulfstream R – “took a bad step”
Adriatic Son, Aug 27, Los Alamitos S – “found dead in stall – colon rupture”
Our Americanbeauty, Aug 27, Monmouth T – “complete humerus fracture”
Sir Elton, Aug 27, Parx T – “injury, euthanized”
Major Medallist, Aug 28, Charles Town R – “fractured fetlock”
Market Garden, Aug 28, Ellis R – “comminuted fractures, tearing of ligaments”
Allurstra, Aug 28, Gulfstream R – “suffered a catastrophic injury”
Own the Outcome, Aug 28, Saratoga T – “fracture…euthanized”
Divine Power, Aug 29, Evangeline R – “lame” (three years old, first race)
Tempt Me, Aug 29, Gulfstream R
Jess a Hilbily Bone, Aug 29, Retama R – “subflex of pastern joint” (60th race)
Pot of Hunny, Aug 29, Saratoga R – “fell heavily…euthanized on track”
Flash for Corona, Aug 30, Arlington S – “found dead – gangrenous pleuropneumonia”
Ready to Escape, Aug 30, Belmont S – “colic…euthanized”
Streets, Aug 30, Golden Gate T (euthanized Aug 31) – “fracture, [multiple] ruptures”
Channeled’s Angel, Aug 30, Gulfstream R – “went wrong”
Perfection, Aug 30, Saratoga R – “suffered a catastrophic injury…euthanized”
Plum Dandy, Aug 31, Del Mar S – “flipped – fractured skull, bled from nose, died”
Bobble Doit, Aug 31, Emerald T – “displaced fracture, severe lacerations”
Highly Uncertain, Aug 31, Saratoga S – “colic”
Obsidian Flow, Aug 31, Saratoga T – “[multiple fractures]”
Zunith Moon, Aug 31, Saratoga T – “fractured leg”
All About Clara, Sep 1, Louisiana R – “acute, open, displaced fracture”
Beautiful B, Sep 1, Mountaineer R – “rupture”
Sweet Lullaby, Sep 2, Meadows S – “unknown [not euthanized, just died]”
Rich Tradition, Sep 2, Mountaineer T – “comminuted humerus”
Geleta, Sep 2, Parx T – “injury, euthanized”
Siena’s Ticket, Sep 2, Saratoga S – “severe laminitis”
Browdy Boy, Sep 3, Prairie S – “colic” (had been raced just three days prior)
Happyandiknowit, Sep 4, Penn R – “catastrophic injury, fell, humanely euthanized”
Texas Swagger, Sep 4, Ruidoso T – “comminuted fracture RH”
Samborella, Sep 4, Saratoga R – “took bad steps…euthanized”
Island Rock, Sep 5, Charles Town R – “complete, compound pastern fracture”
Thekidsback, Sep 5, Delaware R – “colic [after race]”
Mean Sophia, Sep 5, Del Mar R – “humeral fracture, massive hemorrhage”
Billy the Hott, Sep 5, Los Alamitos R – “[multiple] fractures, massive hemorrhage”
Where’s Rufus, Sep 5, Louisiana R – “acute fracture”
Shameless Shah, Sep 5, Ruidoso R – “vanned off, [euthanized]”
Giuseppe the Great, Sep 5, Saratoga S – “severe laminitis”
Mr Fast Dixie Gold, Sep 6, Prairie R (euthanized Sep 7) – “fractured ilium”
Snake Doctor, Sep 7, Kentucky R – “fractures, massive amount of soft tissue damage”
Long March, Sep 7, Pimlico T – “struck his [head] on starting gate – severe trauma”
yet-to-be-named, Sep 8, Churchill T – “MTIII fracture”
You Light Me Up, Sep 9, Albuquerque R – “fracture both sesamoids”
No Debate, Sep 9, Louisiana R – “slab fracture”
Kowalski, Sep 10, Churchill T – “comminuted sesamoid fractures”
Polar Bear Pete, Sep 10, Laurel R – “five fractures, multiple pieces; hemorrhage”
Race Day Cali, Sep 11, Indiana T – “pulmonary hemorrhage”
So Long Reba, Sep 11, Lone Star T – “fractured basilar”
Glissando, Sep 12, Churchill T – “sudden death” (being prepped for first race)
Make ‘Em Smokey, Sep 12, Penn T – “injury, euthanized”
Mkswagon Full Ofgold, Sep 12, Prairie R – “fractured sesamoids”
Sweet Walkin’ Suga, Sep 12, Prairie R – “fractured carpal”
One Dashing Fling, Sep 13, Albuquerque R – “euthanized on track”
Bob E McGee, Sep 13, Los Alamitos R – “fracture, ruptures, massive hemorrhage”
Chief Commander, Sep 14, Saratoga T – “lame after breeze – pelvis…euthanized”
Dark Arden, Sep 15, Belterra R – “avulsed ligaments and disarticulated fetlock”
Alexandra Z Tam, Sep 16, Hoosier R – “pulmonary hemorrhage”
Innis, Sep 16, Keeneland T – “sesamoid fractures”
yet-to-be-named 2-year-old, Sep 16, Palm Meadows T
Anxious, Sep 16, Parx T – “injury, euthanized”
Urbana, Sep 17, Churchill R – “[multiple] fractures, massive soft tissue damage”
New Delhi, Sep 17, Gulfstream R – “suffered a catastrophic injury, fell heavily”
Jerry’s Got Aces, Sep 17, Remington T – “[multiple] fractures”
S S Revolutionary, Sep 17, Thistledown T – “fractured both sesamoids LF”
Steel City Brieze, Sep 17, Thistledown R – “fell, fractured right shoulder and elbow”
Oc Mademoiselle, Sep 18, Albuquerque R – “spinal injury”
Greenmountainman, Sep 18, Gulfstream W S – “severe neurologic symptoms”
One Fat Kat, Sep 18, Laurel R – “both [sesamoids] shattered”
Mr Jaggers, Sep 18, Saratoga T – “injury to RF leg…euthanized”
Peves Candy Chickman, Sep 18, Will Rogers S – “skull fracture”
Citibike, Sep 19, Palm Meadows T
Metcalf, Sep 19, Palm Meadows T
Won and Done, Sep 19, Parx S – “laminitis post-surgery”
Nicky Numbers, Sep 19, Remington R – “sesamoid fracture”
Shirelle, Sep 19, Saratoga T – “collapsed and died after breezing” (two years old)
She’s Got Heart, Sep 20, Golden Gate T – “multiple fractures of pastern”
Believe Indeed, Sep 20, Gulfstream T
Remaster, Sep 20, Gulfstream R – “went wrong”
Bullets Child, Sep 20, Laurel T (euthanized Sep 21) – “fractures to [both] knees”
Eve’s Medal, Sep 20, Monmouth T – “dropped dead: aortic rupture” (three years old)
Tatterazzi, Sep 21, Belmont T – “[multiple] fractures”
Braggs Escondido, Sep 21, Indiana T – “training accident”
First Talent, Sep 21, Mountaineer T – “fractured sesamoid, [ruptured] ligament”
Sea Sparkle, Sep 23, Belmont S – “horse found dead – colic of undetermined duration”
Evan’s Chile, Sep 24, Charles Town R – “fractured LF leg”
Scotchontherocks, Sep 24, Emerald S – “chronic, severe laminitis with sinking”
Gideon Seelster, Sep 24, Monticello R (euthanized Sep 25) – “euthanized after injury”
Talent Scout, Sep 24, Pimlico R – “blunt trauma, catastrophic fractures, LF fetlock”
Thisonesfordougie, Sep 24, Presque Isle R – “fell” (first race)
Windsor Legend, Sep 25, Charles Town S – “founder” (had been raced 52 times)
Tour Spuzz, Sep 26, Churchill S – “laminitis” (three years old, never been raced)
Lucky Asset, Sep 26, Churchill R – “fractures, tearing of tendons, rupture of ligament”
Tiz Mine, Sep 26, Pimlico T – “comminuted pastern fracture”
Lauren’s Flyer, Sep 26, Remington T – “shoulder fracture”
Unrighteous, Sep 26, Saratoga T – “collapsed and died” (three years old)
Tormenta, Sep 27, Churchill R – “[multiple] fractures, severe soft tissue damage”
Natasha Fatale, Sep 29, Parx S – “pneumonia [not euthanized, just died]”
Gold Star Babs, Sep 30, Tioga S – “unresolved colitis”
Castle Ridge, Oct 1, Charles Town R – “fractured sesamoids”
Great Gasby, Oct 1, Emerald R – “severe blunt-force trauma: skull fracture”
San Lorenzo Flash, Oct 1, Evangeline R – “open, displaced fracture”
Cool Hunter, Oct 1, Golden Gate R – “multiple fractures, [multiple] ruptures”
Evil Monkey, Oct 1, Monmouth T – “fractured pelvis”
Oasis Beauty, Oct 1, Remington R – “collapsed after race, died in shedrow [next day]”
Frikitona, Oct 2, Charles Town T – “multiple fractures”
Canyutel, Oct 2, Lone Star T – “fractured sesamoid”
Taco, Oct 2, Palm Meadows T
It’s My Bliss, Oct 2, Zia T – “sesamoid fracture, suspensory rupture”
Lucky Royal P, Oct 3, Indiana R – “fractured carpal bones”
Hidden Found, Oct 3, Palm Meadows T
Fancy Twirl, Oct 3, Saratoga S – “laminitis in all four feet”
Tikhvin Flew, Oct 4, Belmont R – “took bad steps”
Sleeplessdreammore, Oct 4, Delaware S – “terminally ill – cause undetermined”
yet-to-be-named 2-year-old, Oct 4, Emerald T – “fracture, multiple fragments”
Bold Escape, Oct 4, Foxfield R – “possible broken neck”
Jax a Million, Oct 4, Gulfstream T
Rubenslegacy, Oct 4, Monmouth T – “complete, comminuted P1 fracture”
Bustin Scones, Oct 5, Belmont S – “euthanized for colic”
Miss Jill, Oct 5, Finger Lakes R – “fracture to right front limb”
West Sider, Oct 5, Indiana R (euthanized Oct 6) – “fractured metacarpal”
Wild Love, Oct 5, Keeneland T – “open, displaced fractures”
Dynamic Dynasty, Oct 5, Parx R – “injury, euthanized”
Eddie’s Gift, Oct 6, Finger Lakes T – “fractured shoulder”
Kaliche Gold, Oct 6, Finger Lakes T (euthanized Oct 20) – “fractured tibia”
Superficial, Oct 6, Santa Anita S – “skull fracture, appeared to be suffocating on blood”
King Lomax, Oct 7, Belterra R – “complete, compound, open fracture of cannon”
Justanillusion, Oct 7, Indiana T – “pelvic injury”
Lucerito, Oct 7, Laurel S – “severe arthritis, joint disease [all four] fetlocks”
Ominous, Oct 7, Mountaineer T – “details unknown”
Louis the Sixtieth, Oct 7, Parx T – “injury, euthanized”
Nero’s Fiddle, Oct 8, Belmont R – “took bad steps”
unidentified, Oct 8, Churchill S – “neurological”
Dreams of Shirley, Oct 8, Delaware R (euthanized Oct 10) – “fracture RF”
Blackjack, Oct 9, Belmont S – “cervical vertebral stenotic myelopathy”
Alysinawonderland, Oct 9, Belmont S – “horse was found dead in the stall”
Sir Majesty, Oct 9, Charles Town R – “fractured LF leg”
Cali Girl, Oct 9, Delaware T (euthanized Oct 10) – “sesamoid fracture”
unidentified, Oct 9, Ellis S – “neurological”
Ministers of Money, Oct 9, Golden Gate R – “multiple fractures, [multiple] ruptures”
Dance to My Song, Oct 9, Remington T – “shoulder fracture while loading”
Encantado, Oct 10, Charles Town T (euthanized Oct 24) – “fractured sesamoids”
Roi Du Sucre, Oct 10, Gulfstream T
Kalydar, Oct 10, Keeneland S – “colic”
Niente, Oct 11, Belmont R – “injury to the right front”
Creme de Cerise, Oct 11, Delaware T – “humerus fracture”
Fernanda, Oct 11, Gulfstream T
Charlie Mops, Oct 11, Laurel R – “rupture of both distal sesamoidean ligaments”
unidentified, Oct 11, Los Alamitos S – “horse with a history of being found dead”
Trev, Oct 11, Palm Meadows T (10 years old)
Field Reality, Oct 12, Presque Isle R – “injury, euthanized”
Dreams N Nightmares, Oct 12, Zia R – “suspected fractured spine”
Infinitypowersiwin, Oct 13, Charles Town S – “natural death” (raced just 4 days prior)
Acclimated Song, Oct 13, Zia R (euthanized Oct 15) – “sesamoid fracture”
My Northern Star, Oct 14, Indiana R – “fractured sesamoid”
Cinnamon Latte, Oct 14, Monmouth R – “complete rupture [multiple] ligaments”
Relentless Albert, Oct 14, Presque Isle R – “injury, euthanized”
Wild Tillie, Oct 14, Thistledown R (euth Oct 17) – “lame post race, [did not] improve”
Dancewiththedevil, Oct 14, Thistledown R – “fracture MCIII; piece of metal in cavity”
Carbonero Train, Oct 15, Evangeline R – “fetlock disarticulation”
Jess Reb, Oct 15, Evangeline R – “fetlock disarticulation”
Heiress Effort, Oct 15, Lone Star S – “colic”
Jazzie Babe, Oct 16, Dayton R – “suddenly went down – at least two bones fractured”
Courage de Lion, Oct 16, Gulfstream W R – “displaced fracture”
It’s Cold Out, Oct 17, Finger Lakes S – “found deceased in stall 9”
Pow Wow Indian, Oct 18, Churchill T – “[multiple] fractures”
Kiss My Axle, Oct 18, Lone Star S – “illness”
Harris Bay, Oct 19, Belmont T – “comminuted fractures”
Sturgeon, Oct 19, Indiana R – “leg fractures”
Malibu West, Oct 19, Thistledown S – “founder RF foot”
Candy Classic, Oct 19, Thistledown R – “fractured both [italics added] front limbs”
Vine Master, Oct 19, Zia R – “false break at gate – head injury”
Quite a Moonglow, Oct 20, Indiana R – “LF fractures”
Ms Purlin’s Musket, Oct 20, Parx T – “injury, euthanized”
Elusive Rose, Oct 20, Zia T – “cannon fracture”
Best Bud, Oct 21, Presque Isle R – “injury, euthanized”
Hedda, Oct 21, Saratoga T – “euthanized on the track”
Annapolis Hall, Oct 22, Batavia S – “presumed colic worsened”
Global First, Oct 22, Charles Town T – “fractured RF leg”
Nastygram, Oct 22, Evangeline R – “fracture”
Mg Macho Boy, Oct 22, Indiana R – “LF fractures”
Patriot Lady, Oct 23, Finger Lakes S – “unresolved colic”
Hit It Up, Oct 23, Los Alamitos R (died Oct 28) – “complete transection of spinal cord”
Aint Your Darlin, Oct 23, Will Rogers R – “carpal fracture”
Heeza Prince, Oct 23, Will Rogers R – “sesamoid fracture, tendon rupture”
Dulce Suenos, Oct 23, Will Rogers R – “carpal fracture”
Satish, Oct 24, Great Meadow R – “hit fence, fell, vanned off, euthanized”
Chandler’s Drama, Oct 24, Gulfstream W R – “sudden death – heart attack”
Colossal Storm, Oct 24, Gulfstream W R (died Oct 25) – “impaction, passed away”
Double Down On Me, Oct 24, Lone Star R – “slab fracture”
Strong Side, Oct 24, Remington S – “colic” (note: not euthanized, just died)
Roaring Rule, Oct 24, Remington T – “condylar fracture”
Caposqueen, Oct 24, Will Rogers R – “carpal fracture” (two years old, first race)
Hemlock, Oct 25, Belmont T – “displaced, comminuted fractures; euthanized on track”
Maddy Black, Oct 27, Finger Lakes R – “fractured limb, euthanasia on track”
Zooming Star V4, Oct 28, Indiana R – “head injury”
Take the Spoon Max, Oct 28, Zia R – “fractured knee”
True Champion, Oct 29, Gulfstream W R – “fracture, tear” (first race)
Styles, Oct 29, Laurel S – “broke down, ankle completely dropped, soft tissue rupture”
Verdad, Oct 29, Northfield S – “broken neck”
Millies Party Boy, Oct 30, Penn R – “vanned off lame, euthanized” (after “winning”)
Judys Last Silk, Oct 30, Will Rogers R – “shoulder fracture”
Uncle Robbie, Oct 31, Churchill T – “[multiple] fractures”
Sir Winsalot, Oct 31, Churchill R – “fracture, large amount of hemorrhage”
Rock N Warrior, Nov 1, Belmont T (euthanized Dec 30) – “condylar fracture”
Look At My Hooves, Nov 1, Golden Gate R – “fracture, [multiple] ruptures”
To Fast for Cam, Nov 1, Mahoning T – “fractured knee”
Stay Away Jonesy, Nov 1, Zia T – “metacarpels fracture”
Help Me Out, Nov 2, Indiana R – “pulmonary hemorrhage”
Enemy Runner, Nov 2, Mahoning R – “collapsed after race, agonal breathing, died”
Azooming Streak, Nov 2, Zia R – “right front”
Mojazz, Nov 2, Zia R – “pulled up before wire, breathing problem”
B Bold Cindy, Nov 2, Zia R – “vanned off, [euthanized]”
High Knuckles, Nov 3, Belmont T – “pulled up severely lame…euthanized”
Jemsek, Nov 3, Grants Pass T – “severe fracture, severe hemorrhage”
Teller James, Nov 3, Zia R – “collapsed, died on track after race” (two years old)
Cordes, Nov 3, Zia R – “gate [incident]”
Trebulski, Nov 3, Zia R – “fell, unable to use back legs – euthanized”
Sheza Sunshine, Nov 4, Indiana T – “LF fractures”
Beautiful Amaila, Nov 5, Belmont T – “injury to it [sic] legs, euthanized on track”
Rebuff, Nov 5, Churchill R – “multiple open, disarticulated fractures both front legs”
He’s a Shore Bet, Nov 5, Remington T – “sesamoid fracture”
Luxe Diamond, Nov 6, Gulfstream T
Wason, Nov 6, Gulfstream T
Celtic Miracle, Nov 6, Los Alamitos R – “[multiple] fractures, [multiple] ruptures”
Tootsie Jones, Nov 6, Parx T – “injury, euthanized”
Here Comes Josie, Nov 7, Churchill T – “comminuted P1 fracture”
Juggernaut, Nov 7, Churchill T – “[multiple] fractures”
Tapish, Nov 7, Gulfstream T – “manner of death: natural causes” (two years old)
Absolutely Aiden, Nov 7, Keeneland R – “open fractures, ruptured tendon/ligaments”
Mister Riptide, Nov 7, Lone Star R – “fractured both front [legs]”
Giovante, Nov 7, Mahoning R – “complete fracture left shin”
Zanzi Win, Nov 7, Pine Mountain R – “fell…euthanized on the course”
Just a Whim, Nov 7, Pine Mountain R – “fell…euthanized on the course”
Aloha Dreamer, Nov 7, Remington R (euthanized Nov 10) – “carpal fracture”
Golden Zapper, Nov 8, Belmont T – “sustained injury…euthanized”
Uni the Unicorn, Nov 8, Churchill T – “[multiple] fractures”
Built Like an Ox, Nov 8, Laurel T – “catastrophic fractures with hemorrhage”
Stand Alone Dennis, Nov 8, Mountaineer R – “fractured fetlock”
Unbridled Mischief, Nov 9, Belmont T – “multiple fractures…euthanized on track”
Papa Said Ya, Nov 9, Grants Pass R – “multiple, traumatic fractures”
Dear Theodosia, Nov 9, Keeneland S – “tongue laceration/amputation”
Gator Romp, Nov 9, Keeneland T – “P1 fracture”
Lentor, Nov 9, Mahoning T – “fractured shoulder – euthanized on track”
Cannelloni, Nov 9, Zia R – “[multiple] fractures”
Red Ice, Nov 10, Belmont S
Winning Impression, Nov 12, Churchill R – “comminuted fractures, hemorrhage”
Sally’s Sister, Nov 12, Zia T – “scapula fracture”
Toastintrescoronas, Nov 13, Evangeline R – “lame: acute, grade 5”
Duchamp, Nov 13, Golden Gate T – “open, comminuted, complete, displaced fracture”
Me N Magic, Nov 13, Will Rogers R – “sesamoid fracture”
Binge Watch, Nov 14, Churchill T – “open, disarticulated fracture”
Lucky Lorretta, Nov 14, Hawthorne R – “went down at 3/16 pole, euthanized on track”
Kitty in the Woods, Nov 14, Penn T – “injury, euthanized”
Barcode, Nov 16, Parx R – “suffered a catastrophic injury near the quarter pole”
Expensive Lesson, Nov 16, Remington R – “sesamoid fracture”
Hasty Commander, Nov 17, Indiana T – “shoulder injury”
Sorority Gal, Nov 17, Indiana R – “LF fractures”
Cabo Polonio, Nov 18, Gulfstream T
yet-to-be-named 2-year-old, Nov 18, Santa Anita S – “stomach rupture”
Two in the Bush, Nov 19, Charles Town R – “fractured pastern”
Micaro, Nov 19, Delaware T – “knee fracture” (2-year-old being prepped for first race)
Dr. Feelgood, Nov 19, Laurel T – “bone protruding through skin, copious blood”
Moochie, Nov 19, Laurel R – “[multiple] fractures, [bone] displaced and through skin”
W W Archie, Nov 20, Charles Town S – “anaphylactic shock”
Shanghai Levi, Nov 21, Gulfstream T
Mr. Tag, Nov 22, Aqueduct R – “vanned off,” euthanized
Sky of Hook, Nov 22, Aqueduct R – “injuries necessitating euthanasia”
R Sea Smoke, Nov 22, Gulfstream W R – “went wrong”
Majestic Maiara, Nov 22, Gulfstream W R – “pulled up in distress”
Heavenly Bird, Nov 23, Mahoning R – “fractured and dislocated RF ankle”
Im a Patriot, Nov 23, Mountaineer R – “compound, comminuted fracture”
Bearing Secrets, Nov 23, Parx R – “suffered an injury leaving the backstretch”
Tenace, Nov 24, Churchill T – “P1 fracture” (being prepped for first race)
Noble Way, Nov 24, Laurel S – “traumatic brain injury”
Birthday Baby, Nov 25, Charles Town T – “fractured tibula”
Uncle Jessie, Nov 25, Charles Town R (euthanized Nov 30) – “double slab fracture”
Correjon, Nov 26, Charles Town R (euthanized Dec 2) – “slab fracture”
Andesite, Nov 26, Fair Grounds R – “fracture, soft tissue [rupture]”
Stay Fond, Nov 27, Aqueduct R – “suffered an injury to her right front leg”
Tied Up, Nov 27, Aqueduct R – “returned in distress, collapsed fatally” (five years old)
Night Candy, Nov 27, Churchill R – “comminuted fractures, severe soft tissue damage”
unidentified, Nov 27, Hawthorne S – “severe colic”
The Moment Is Now, Nov 27, Turfway T – “[multiple] fractures”
Something Great, Nov 28, Charles Town T – “fractured shoulder”
Just Ribbing You, Nov 28, Laurel T – “bone protruding through ruptured skin”
Avyator, Nov 28, Lone Star R – “fractured sesamoid”
Suitefivemagic, Nov 28, Remington R – “sesamoid fracture”
Thursday, Nov 29, Aqueduct R – “fractured both sesamoids LF leg”
Alexander Hamilton, Nov 29, Churchill T – “fracture, ruptured ligaments”
Sold American, Dec 1, Gulfstream S – “laminitis, colitis”
Ride On Mason, Dec 1, Mountaineer R (euthanized Dec 2) – “fractured C3”
Tribute Flag, Dec 2, Gulfstream R
Dream High, Dec 2, Turfway R – “open fracture, severe soft tissue damage”
Beat Navy, Dec 3, Charles Town R – “slab fracture”
Presleys Corona, Dec 3, Evangeline R – “unknown” (two years old)
Zoomins Jewel, Dec 3, Evangeline R – “fracture”
Globus, Dec 3, Remington R – “sesamoid fracture”
Sidepocket Charger, Dec 3, Zia T – “sesamoid fracture, suspensory rupture”
Back to Back, Dec 4, Delaware S – “terminally ill – colic”
Snowy Morning, Dec 4, Penn R – “pulled up lame”
Hardly Blue, Dec 5, Fair Grounds R – “open, compound, displaced fracture”
Visions of Gold, Dec 5, Fair Grounds R – “fracture, soft tissue [rupture]”
Racing N Lace, Dec 5, Los Alamitos R – “spinal cord compression”
Profit’s Cause, Dec 7, Mountaineer R – “fractured multiple bones”
Father’s Luck, Dec 8, Charles Town S – “founder, all four feet” (just four years old)
Whizzer, Dec 8, Parx T – “sudden death” (two years old)
Dorothy’s Star, Dec 10, Belmont T – “humeral fracture”
Tlaloc, Dec 10, Fair Grounds R – “comminuted fracture” (two years old, second race)
Mesmerizingpegasus, Dec 11, Charles Town R – “pulled up lame, euthanized on track”
yet-to-be-named 2-year-old, Dec 12, Churchill T – “tibial fracture”
And He’s Loose, Dec 13, Hawthorne R – “compound fractures, ruptured ligament”
Adversary Seelster, Dec 13, Northfield S – “hit pole – instant death”
Bioness, Dec 15, Meadows S – “unknown illness [not euthanized, just died]”
Teachable Moment, Dec 15, Palm Meadows T
Sharp and Strong, Dec 16, Churchill T – “open fracture” (being prepped for first race)
Miss Classy Tee, Dec 16, Evangeline R – “fracture” (two years old, first race)
Thru Lady, Dec 16, Los Alamitos S – “flipped over, fell against wall, died”
Penelope Rose, Dec 16, Santa Anita T – “complete fracture, muscles severely torn”
Scrappy, Dec 17, Evangeline R – “acute, open, displaced fracture”
Super Dancer, Dec 18, Laurel R – “complete fracture of leg, bone exposed”
Linkjack Hanover, Dec 18, Yonkers R – “euthanasia necessitated by [racing] injury”
Hit It Once More, Dec 19, Aqueduct R – “dual sesamoid fracture”
Love Wins, Dec 19, Golden Gate S – “found dead in stall at 4:30 am” (two years old)
Isabellaalexa, Dec 19, Laurel R – “[multiple] comminuted fractures, LF fetlock”
Calusa Queen, Dec 22, Mahoning R – “horse broke down in stretch, LF ankle”
Vermont Billy, Dec 23, Belmont T – “LF leg injury…euthanized due to poor prognosis”
Tbtwelve, Dec 23, Mountaineer R – “fractured sesamoid, [ruptured] ligament”
Caramel Latte, Dec 26, Fair Grounds R – “open, displaced fracture”
Dudes Got Game, Dec 26, Gulfstream R – “heart attack” (two years old)
Delightful Pride, Dec 26, Mahoning S – “twisted large intestine”
Octane Blue Chip, Dec 26, Meadowlands R – “sudden death: aortic rupture”
Ebeko, Dec 27, Santa Anita R – “[multiple] displaced fractures”
Crazy Kiss, Dec 29, Tampa Bay T – “shoulder fracture”
I Am the Grey, Dec 30, Gulfstream R – “in distress”
Lil’s Kitten, Dec 30, Tampa Bay R – “suffered an apparent injury”
Roman Pleasure, Dec 30, Turf S – “colic”
Cedars of Lebanon, Dec 31, Golden Gate S – “signs of anaphylaxis, expired thereafter”
Little Nesso, Dec 31, Gulfstream T – “sesamoid fracture”
Can’t Quit Now, Dec 31, Turfway T – “sudden death” (two years old)

The Killing Fields: Dead Racehorses at the Various Tracks (950)

Rillito Park: 2 dead racehorses
Turf Paradise: 17 dead racehorses

Oaklawn Park: 19 dead racehorses

Del Mar: 5 dead racehorses
Golden Gate Fields: 27 dead racehorses
Los Alamitos Race Course: 43 dead racehorses
Santa Anita Park: 20 dead racehorses
San Luis Rey: 2 dead racehorses

Arapahoe Park: 6 dead racehorses

Delaware Park: 13 dead racehorses
Dover Downs: 1 dead racehorse

Gulfstream Park: 61 dead racehorses
Gulfstream Park West: 11 dead racehorses
Tampa Bay Downs: 21 dead racehorses
Palm Meadows Training Facility: 17 dead racehorses

Pine Mountain: 2 dead racehorses

Arlington Park: 7 dead racehorses
Fairmount Park: 2 dead racehorses
Hawthorne Race Course: 4 dead racehorses

Indiana Grand: 26 dead racehorse
Hoosier Park: 5 dead racehorses

Prairie Meadows: 14 dead racehorses

Churchill Downs: 27 dead racehorses
Ellis Park: 7 dead racehorses
Keeneland: 14 dead racehorse
Kentucky Downs: 1 dead racehorse
Turfway Park: 13 dead racehorses

Delta Downs: 4 dead racehorses
Evangeline Downs: 15 dead racehorses
Fair Grounds Race Course: 16 dead racehorses
Louisiana Downs: 11 dead racehorses

Laurel Park: 30 dead racehorses
Pimlico Race Course: 8 dead racehorses
Ocean Downs: 2 dead racehorses

Canterbury Park: 16 dead racehorses
Running Aces Park: 1 dead racehorse

Fonner Park: 11 dead racehorses

New Jersey
Monmouth Park: 13 dead racehorses
Meadowlands: 1 dead racehorse

New Mexico
Albuquerque: 6 dead racehorses
Ruidoso Downs: 24 dead racehorse
Sunland Park: 5 dead racehorses
Zia Park: 16 dead racehorses

New York
Aqueduct Racetrack: 9 dead racehorses
Belmont Park: 53 dead racehorses
Finger Lakes Racetrack: 10 dead racehorses
Saratoga Race Course: 21 dead racehorses
Batavia Downs: 2 dead racehorses
Monticello Raceway: 1 dead racehorse
Tioga Downs: 1 dead racehorse
Yonkers Raceway: 1 dead racehorse

North Dakota
North Dakota Horse Park: 1 dead racehorse

Belterra Park: 10 dead racehorses
Mahoning Valley: 22 dead racehorses
Thistledown: 15 dead racehorses
Dayton Raceway: 1 dead racehorse
Northfield Park: 7 dead racehorses
Scioto Downs: 1 dead racehorse

Fair Meadows: 8 dead racehorses
Remington Park: 26 dead racehorses
Will Rogers Downs: 11 dead racehorses

Grants Pass: 4 dead racehorses

Parx Racing: 40 dead racehorses
Penn National: 19 dead racehorses
Presque Isle Downs: 8 dead racehorses
Harrah’s Philadelphia: 1 dead racehorse
Meadows: 4 dead racehorses
Pocono Downs: 2 dead racehorses

Lone Star Park: 14 dead racehorses
Retama Park: 6 dead racehorses
Sam Houston Park: 4 dead racehorses

Colonial Downs: 1 dead racehorse
Foxfield: 1 dead racehorse
Great Meadow: 2 dead racehorses
Middleburg: 1 dead racehorse

Emerald Downs: 13 dead racehorses

West Virginia
Charles Town Races: 46 dead racehorses
Mountaineer Racetrack: 12 dead racehorses

Sweetwater Downs: 3 dead racehorses
Wyoming Downs: 3 dead racehorses

Arizona Department of Gaming
California Horse Racing Board
Colorado Department of Revenue
Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Idaho Racing Commission
Illinois Racing Board
Indiana Horse Racing Commission
Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission
Louisiana Racing Commission
Maine Department of Agriculture
Maryland Racing Commission
Massachusetts Gaming Commission
Michigan Gaming Control Board
Minnesota Racing Commission
Nebraska State Racing Commission
Nevada Gaming Control Board
New Jersey Racing Commission
New Mexico Racing Commission
New York State Gaming Commission
North Dakota Racing Commission
Ohio State Racing Commission
Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission
Oregon Racing Commission
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Texas Racing Commission
Virginia Racing Commission
Washington Horse Racing Commission
West Virginia Racing Commission
Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission
National Steeplechase Association
Track Officials

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this list. That said, my information is only as good as the information I receive. If it can be proved that a horse appears in error, I will dutifully remove. – Patrick Battuello


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  1. Hi there. I’m entering a pumpkin carving contest and I want to raise awareness to the hideous number of horses that are dying each year due to the racing business. I was looking at your information, specifically with respect to Los Alamitos vs Santa Anita. Santa Anita seems to be getting all of the press over the number of horses and the rate that horses are dying. How come we aren’t hearing about Los Alamitos race track if 39 horses have died just in 2020? Just curious. This is just awful. I had a horse when I was a kid… They are so special. Thanks for keeping track of this information.

    • The killing at Los Alamitos has garnered media attention, Tricia, albeit not at a Santa Anita level. This can be wholly explained by the fact that SA is one of the top two or three tracks in the entire country; Los Al isn’t.

      • Thank you for your response. I learned a lot from your site and will continue to check back. I’ll post a picture of my carved pumpkin on your facebook link once I get back onto FB (after election). It will be called: “the Angry Ghost of Strictly Biz”, the last horse that died racing at Santa Anita.

    • I started a small movement for horses, which is I plant red poppies in my small horse gaming map to represent racehorses that’s been killed and make virtual graves for famous racehorses who died. I try to find the total number of horses died each year so I can plant each flower to represent one horse.

  2. Scrolling through this long list of carnage is troubling, to say the least.
    Several of the deaths are very disturbing – found dead in stall – collapsed and died – ruptured gut…
    I looked at several of the racing histories of these horses which raised even more questions for me.
    This industry is a hotbed of nefarious activity. It is a national disgrace.

  3. Does anyone know how you can check on a horse to be sure he’s ok? I saw a race on tv 2 weeks ago and have been trying to see if the horse is ok 🙏🏻 I know he was vanned off

  4. Too many horses suffer horrible deaths after “outliving their usefulness” on the racectrack instead of being released to reputable sanctuaries. This is outrageous, mercenary and cruel.

  5. I know the owners of Fight Night who fell after winning in July 2019. I can tell you they are very protective of their horses and do everything right. Can’t say that about all owners. We were devastated to lose her! Sometimes accidents just happen. If you own horses like I do, even as pleasure horses if they can manage to get in trouble they do. I’ve lost horses due to accidents here at home and I do EVERYTHING to make them safe. Doesn’t always help. Not all race horse owners should be in the business for sure but lots of owners are highly responsible. As for the horses they are bred to run and alot of them love it and some just don’t. Like everything in life, it not black or white but many shades of grey. Keep that in mind.

    • Number one, Lenny Hall, “protective” owners don’t put their horses at an increased risk of injury and death which is exactly what racing them does. No one has to race their horse so they did NOT do everything right.

      Number two, if you’ve lost horses (horses plural so more than one!) to ACCIDENTS while in their paddocks or pastures, you might want to take a look at your set-up – something is clearly not right.

      And finally, the horses are “bred to run”? – they’re bred to RACE because some human wants to make money off their labors, their very bodies. Running is their inborn instinct to survive – humans have simply exploited that instinct for money and/or ego.

  6. I have loved owned and trained horses since I was a small girl in OH. I have written Nationally Published articles on horses and the senseless, barbaric, out of date training, competing and ownership of Equines. The truth is all breeds not just “Racehorses” are trained with many questionable “techniques”. These old fashion and simply ignorant ways of conditioning, training and caring for these animals has been passed down from generation to generation with little change, no scientific bases and very little consideration of the fact that these are NOT machines. These are flesh, blood, bones, muscles and hearts that need to be considered just like humans are when competing and even owning them.
    While all of the animals can be safely trained to compete in any given field they need proper care, programs and consideration of the biology of the body, its functions and needs. Very few (less than 50 trainers in all competitive
    or sporting fields in the US) consider Athletic conditioning of these animals before sending them into competition. Conditioning is highly recognized in every human athletic endeavor even in grade school athletics!! While we do see we are losing thousands of Racehorses every year no one is checking the numbers of horses of all breeds that are destroyed by the human ignorance that befalls them.
    Broken bones, ruptured tendons, foundering, heart issues, and Colic, digestive track problems are ALL preventable and should never happen.
    Until the track Officials, the Racing Commissions, the Event planners and sponsors and THE OWNERS all acquire and demand better knowledge and proven scientific methods we will continue to see these magnificent creatures destroyed needlessly. I know because I worked in the Equine Industry for years, trained hundreds of horses in all forms of competition and events without a single injury EVER or a single case of colic, founder or any other health issue. All of my charges were happy, healthy and never pushed to compete. All retired sound and lived far into old age.
    My heart is in the Equine industry and I must include the show horses, the roping horses and barrel racers, event and cross county animals, the jumpers and even the back yard horse or show pony. WE lose many more in these areas than anyone cares to count. We can NOT ignore those facts.
    We also need to recognize the number of healthy, good, gentle horses that are sent to killer auctions when little
    ” Susie” grows up and goes off to college and Mom and dad don’t want a horse or a variety of other crazy reasons senseless reasons.
    We need to consider the number of animals in general whose lives end NEEDLESSLY ever year, 600 to 1000 Cats per “shelter” per year and many great dogs as well. Not to be forgotten are the little ” hobby” animals that starve in cages cause mom and dad are not overseeing their child’s care of the pet. All of this suffering and loss is do to the ignorance and lack of moral conscience or concern people have for these wonderful creatures. We can change ALL of this but not one breed at a time or one type at a time.
    As far as Racehorses and the race industry… it can be made FAR more safe, humane and much better in general, but we need to educate all the people in the ENTIRE industry on how to accomplish the sport without sacrificing the animals and/ or the riders who also pay a high price.

    • While I appreciate your insights, Barbara, the notion that any industry that profits off animals can be made humane or safe is pure fantasy. When money and animals mix – domestication, commodification – the animals always lose; suffering and death is built-in, no matter which industry we’re talking about.

      • Partrick, You said the magic word. Money!! When a horse is laid up, injured, or put down it is costly and often financially devastating. What did the foal cost to bring to race age? Even if it was an inexpensive little foal (a free stud fee or low bid on auction) the cost is significant. That’s for the ” little” guy in the industry. When the big boys buy, they buy big! Thousands and even millions for a good line is spent on Yearlings every year. While we do know the tax write offs for some are necessary even helpful the Egos of these people prefer to own a winner.
        When they have a winner the last thing they want is to watch a van haul it off never to race OR enter the breeding shed. Ruffian was lost due to improper care somewhen along the line. Secretariat the most beloved horse in the world, foundered and was “put down”. No one can possibly believe that this was not the worst thing that could happen to the corporation, the industry, the breeder and the public who had grown to love him. Yet the reason he was lost was simple care. If these things were made more public and if everyone was educated as to why these losses happen, they would stop or become very low in numbers. Some of the greatest horses in history and so many of the no names have been lost to pure ignorance.
        The industry does not want a light shed on the truth and we saw that this past year or two. I saw it firsthand when I wrote an article that was published in the Horseman’s Journal that pointed out and shed a light on some of these failings and beliefs. Owners, Trainers, the public and the industry want winners not broken down layups that need time off or animals that need euthanized on the track or off. The cost is far more than anyone wants to deal with. The fact is Medina Spirt, a very inexpensive little horse had the ability and all it takes to be a real winner on his own. The horse broke down and died because the needs of the animal’s body were not met. If the care takers knew what to do believe me they would have done it if for no other reason than the money! The biggest motivator in any industry is money. The second and maybe to many the equally important is fame. NO one wants the type of fame that Medina Spirt brought to the industry in the end, the owner, the trainer, the back side crew or the breeder all pay a price when these things happen. Yet a simple heart rate monitor used while training and exercising may have helped to prevent the horse’s death. Silly? Many people may think so, but the World’s leading Cariologists do this hundreds of times a week!! A HEART IS A HEART.
        IF you want to save animals of any kind then start with knowledge and understanding of the physical needs and the knowledge of the consequences of not fulfilling these needs. To the other guys point out the cost of not following and enforcing this needed knowledge and this “NEW WAY OF THINKING.”

        • Holy smokes, Barbara!…I’m having a hard time following your comments!

          While my time is currently limited to reply, I’ll quickly say just this – if it is “financially devastating” to an owner when his horse is injured or requires euthanasia, he has no business owning a horse. The responsible owner keeps his horse for life – sound or unsound – and that includes having the means to care for the horse whatever may come. And it CERTAINLY includes humane euthanasia when that time comes.

          • Joy I understand your confusion in some ways. We have to remember that most Race horse owners do not have a clue on what their horse needs or even what is done with them or to them. Many could not pick them out in a pasture. These animals spend most of their lives at facilities or tracks not at their owner’s “farms” We see this in all competitive animals. Not that ALL owners who compete are this way, but most are. Most choose a trainer based on reputation and then trust the trainer knows best. Most animals are sent to the trainer and leave their “homes” where they are “valued pets”. Most animal owners/lovers are not the culprits here. Ignorance is.
            This isn’t just the Racing industry. I have literally cried at the methods used on Western competition horses. Walkers are terribly abused as are the dressage class. Many jumpers are handled poorly and endurance animals are not spared either. I won’t even start on canines, cats or birds here but there is so much wrong there too. As far as responsible owners go, we already know the word responsible does not always go with pet ownership or even parenting for that matter. So in a perfect world all you stated should and would be the way.
            We need to understand Racing is not in the world you are referring to and neither are competitive sports, shows or games of all the other kinds that are for animals and (sorry to say) children.

            • Having worked on the backside for nearly ten years, I understand exactly how this unnecessary gambling industry works — that is not my problem in trying to follow your comments. I’ll leave it at that.

            • Barbara, I must say that you have got a lot of nerve to say that Joy Aten is the one who is confused. Nothing could be further from the truth! (I also was not born yesterday.)

              • Sorry Wanda. I did not say Joy is 0r was confused she said that herself. I would like everyone here to read my posts and to realize that I am not here to bash anyone or to troll. I believe if we all have knowledge and understanding, we all feel the good of the animals are our primary concern here, then we are on the same side. No need to be harsh or demeaning here or judgmental. We all have different experiences and different wisdoms that may just be worth a read here.

                • Actually Barbara, I never said I was “confused” – only having a hard time following your comments.

                • Barbara, you came across as being in favor of “reform” and that is not why this site exists. I perceived Joy’s statement as being polite to you. You then insulted her, in my opinion, by saying you understand her “confusion” and you owe her an apology. You don’t owe me an apology for insulting Joy’s reluctance to call you out on the defense of horseracing while you advocate knowledge as opposed to ignorance. As far as I am concerned, ignorance is no excuse for the willful lack of compassion and empathy for the horses by the owners and everyone else involved in this calculated and pre-meditated abuse, neglect and eventual killing of racehorses exploited as gambling chips.

        • Barbara, I enjoyed reading your comments and I know it is the kind of stuff that these dope-pushing, horse-killing professionals would love to have the young and the naive people in the audience believe. IN REALITY, the dope pushers and the professional horse-killers are educated people who profit from the inhumane exploitation of horses including racehorses. You need to educate yourself about the activities of JEFF BLEA and read about SETH FISHMAN. They are only TWO of the MANY licensed veterinarians who have actively engaged in the violation of the rules and regulations of horseracing, violations OF the unwritten rules of common sense for what is best for the horses, violations of the moral and ethical principles of life on Earth as human beings. So many of the veterinarians in the horseracing industry are paid to do what the “trainers” tell them to do.
          Barbara, you ought to write FICTION stories about fictitious horses and how they are treated so well because you seem to have a knack for that. Meanwhile, let’s, as adults, get back to reality.

  7. I’m sorry you feel that way. I am sorry you misunderstood my points here.
    I have worked very hard to change the equine industry. I have worked with Cornell U George Maylin, CAL Tec, Davis as well as did the summer Internships for OSU. I met and worked with Tom Ivers and explored his theories and techniques for safer training. All of my work has been in the kind, humane and caring treatment of Equines. I have held sports medicine clinics for people from all over the US. I offered and did the horse lovers badge for all girl scouts in my county for 3 years in a row, all to help educate young people in how to care for horses the correct way. The first thing I tell them is no apples or anything similar is to be fed to horses. The digestive track is not meant to have those. Something so simple can prevent a terrible outcome for a horse.
    I tell them about the frog and to never let the farrier remove the frog or the bar or change the natural angles because the horse will suffer. These are all major causes of pain, lameness and loss of life in horses and are still practiced everyday. If we stopped the practice of those 3 things, we would save thousands of lives.

    My point is I use heart rate monitors, thermography, ultrasound and many more tools and advanced technology used in the conditioning of human athletes for conditioning and training horses. I worked hard to educate myself on all of the physiological and phycological needs of these animals. The anatomy, the digestive process and all facets of the animal. I do not condone, nor do I support obsolete, outdated or simply stupid training methods or inhumane treatment of any horse or any living creature. As I already stated there are only 50 people in the US who train Equines with Sports medicine methods. We are not liked nor welcomed at the tracks or events or Rodeos. So please do not say ” it is the kind of stuff that these dope-pushing, horse-killing professionals would love to have the young and the naive people in the audience believe.” because that is a huge inaccuracy. I was black balled due to my refusal to comply with old trainer rules and ways. I did not budge and maintained the humane and scientific, drug free way of training. I was successful and they lost races, events, endurances and horses.
    There are so many common mistakes made in the industry everyday by caring people who are unaware of the damage they may do. There are practices that are thought to enhance but are from the 1800 and were disproven decades ago. These things NEED to STOP because they are killing horses.
    I do know we can protest all we want but we cannot stop all of the ways horses are abused and or mistreated by ending events or competitions we do not like. Close tracks and bush tracks open, Fair Ground tracks are perhaps the worst and will be around forever no matter what. Short seasons are actually harmful to the animal. Education and knowledge will save lives. After all isn’t that what we all want here? Healthy, safe, drug free, cruelty free, and happy animals can be achieved. We educate others and ourselves and stop trying to end competitive events for animals and work hard to make any event more safe, more correct and much more scientific in nature. IMO trying to end racing or any competitive event for animals will never happen. There’s just too much support for it. If by chance we were able to be successful and all tracks closed in the US, people would just take animals to other countries with less regulation and worse conditions and more would die. Racetracks close and Rodeos, Dressage shows, jumping and cross country will continue. We will still have the same problem drugged animals and dead horses.

    • Simply put- most racetrackers here in America will do things the way it’s always been done because that’s what they do. Like pinfiring. I know a vet who helped develop it, and he has since admitted it’s useless. But they still do it. Yes, some people introduce the occasional new treatment modalities like PEMF and shock wave, chiropractic care, etc, but most people at low level tracks will not utilize anything more that will cost them money in the long run. Most of those folks are barely feeding themselves much less their horses. So, while your utopian idealism would be the best thing in a perfect world, it will never happen in the racing world. And the bush, illegal, and fair grounds tracks are happening now, even with a boatload of legal tracks running. I disagree with you in that I think shutting down racing IS doable. Racing is imploding itself. Even many within the business are getting disgruntled and disenchanted with racing – and let’s face it- most aren’t reaping huge benefits in the racing world. Foal crops are down, young people becoming involved is down dramatically, and most tracks are essentially empty on race days. Massive breeding farms are closing and selling out. The casinos are fighting to decouple with racing, as they know racing is a money-losing business.
      And my parting thought is that I’ve worked with dozens of trainers involved in dressage, jumpers, and eventing, as well as team penning and roping, and I have yet to see the level of cruelty I saw at the track. Most people in the other disciplines crave for their horses to be happy, healthy, and sound. They aren’t a disposable chip, and when they break down a $30,000 warm blood, there aren’t usually dozens more waiting in the wings to be broken down also. And, I have seen thousands of rides in all those disciplines, as well as the little kids pony clubbing and 4- H gaming- and I have yet to see ANY of those horses snap both front legs off. I’ve sure seen that happen multiple times in person on the track though. I’ve held horses for the vet, waiting for them to be euthanized. I’ve never even seen an eventer break a leg in person even at the hundreds of shows I’ve seen live.
      I appreciate your thoughts, Barbara, but there will never be BETTER or SAFER racing. In fact, it will get much, much worse. So it would be better for it to just be done.

    • Barbara, your statements in defense of the horses to continue to be used for racing is what I mean about being on the side of the drug pushers and horse-killers even if you don’t see it that way. In a nutshell, you are saying that it’s okay to race horses but just do it my way (the scientific way) and not your way (the old fashioned way), so to speak. You can educate people if they are willing to listen. Most people in the horse racing industry are in it for the ego and the money. Anyway, you have to take into account the nature of the human beings involved in this egregiously cruel, sadistic, inhumane forcing of horses to be confined 23 hours a day and forced to run fast around a race track. That’s fine to educate young people, but you cannot take the evil out of horseracing. There is no scientific method for making people become moral and ethical.

      • Wanda,. I do not race or do any sporting competitions of any kind. I am not advocating anything but humane treatment of animals. We are looking at numbers of 1 year alone. If they are going to race and we know they are at least until they are stopped, do we just complain about the loss or do we try and save lives? I am simply stating ALL of the barbaric treatment of ALL horses needs to stop including at the track but not just at the track. In all sporting areas and all competitions. I was simply saying until we can ban it why not try to at least get some improvement in the animal’s life and the conditions. I guess I felt anyone who was against racing would also be against all cruel treatment of horses and questionable training of any kind…. I stand corrected.

        • Barbara, I agree that all animals should be treated humanely and that includes all horses of all breeds and disciplines. Do you have your own blog to advocate true horsemanship?

  8. No sorry I do not. I did not know this form had specifics to adhere to other than supporting the cause here. I typically avoid blogs as there are so many nasty controlling people on them that hate anyone being or having a different opinion or experience from their own. One on humane treatment of animals or horses… I thought would be different. Patrick’s Blog cause here is one I do support and understand but as they say there is more than one way to win a war. I think the horses that will die this year matter too and I do believe this effort will take more time than many animals will have if something is not done now. Legislation that puts into place some new requirements and track facilities could happen fairly quickly and could save lives while all the rest that is hidden is brought to light so the goal could be accomplished.
    You seem to be suggesting I leave this form since I do not have the same thoughts you do here. I will not be addressing comments to you. I respect your opinion and experiences and do not wish to debate issues here. I have experiences that differ from yours as we all do and that is fine with me.
    I hope you will ALLOW me to have my opinions even when different from yours without being condescending, nasty or simply snarky. If I offend someone or someone offends me I hope you will allow us to interact with out interjecting. We are all adults and can co exits on a Blog without hostility or so I would hope.
    I noticed this is Patrick Battuello’s blog and I wanted to add my views and experiences. I feel he does want advocacy and donations to help accomplish the goal here. I did read through the posts and did notice there are many others here that have differing thoughts, views and experiences and none of them were attacked, or shut down so I felt I could express my views as well.

    • Barbara,
      Since horseracing is synonymous with horse abuse, I think it will take legislation that is written so as to recognize all of the abuses that are inflicted on horses. It seems to be a formidable task. It is agonizing to know that there’s going to be so many horses that are going to be injured and killed by racing and other ways. What can be done to stop it now other than what is being done now? Educating ignorant owners is one thing, but a lot of the people in racing are educated and have experience. Unfortunately, not all horses are going to be magically saved. I wish all horses could be spared the abuse, neglect, suffering and dying, but it is not realistic until legislation is passed to stop the funding. Even then it won’t stop all abuse and torture of horses. It’s definitely horrible that so-called horsemen will continue to abuse, neglect and kill their horses and expect “thoughts and prayers” as if we should have sympathy for the fact that they lost a horse through their own willful actions that caused the suffering and death of the horse.
      I look forward to the time when there will be legislation passed that will stop all government funding to horseracing! I look forward to the time when there will be a vote to end all horseracing in the State of California. I look forward to the day when there will be enough people in the legislative branch of government in the State of Pennsylvania and in the State of New York to pass legislation to stop the over Two-Hundred Million Dollars in each of the two states that supports horseracing/horse abuse/horse killing. That’s in the range of approximately $230 Million in each of those two states, so approximately $460 Million in PA & NY (combined) is funding this CRUELTY to horses. This needs to be stopped!

  9. I am getting the impression that this is not about the horses but more about the racing industry itself.
    Realistically 460 million and how is that going to be stopped? The amount of jobs, the revenue generated, and the corporations involved, so how soon is it predicted that we will see racing ending? How soon will these deaths end?
    It appears a lot of people here are from CA. I don’t know how much everyone/anyone knows about all the other state laws on cruelty, drugs and all the regulations on racing or just the Human Society and abuse laws around the nation in general.
    In Ohio the Weatherman on the local channel campaigned to change the laws on animal cruelty and succeeded in a short amount of time. Now it’s a Felony to commit acts of cruelty on an animal.
    For years Racino and state Gambling was kept out of Ohio just as Marijuana was. Now we have both, but it is now a Felony to abuse and an animal. So there are some fights that take years and some that move in the needed direction far more quickly. That saying ” pick your battles wisely” seems to suggest that the strategy at times is to win one battle at time to make enough headway that you have chipped away at the base to the point of making the entire problem loose it’s support.
    If the way to win races is with the abusive practices, drugs and acts that we all find deplorable, and you implement more laws, rules and oversight with stiffer penalties and punishment a lot of this will end. Then without the drugs and all the other BS the trainers use to win when they cannot do business as usual wouldn’t they leave? When they can’t use their needed tools, it would seem that they would move to areas with less regulation and oversight.
    Shine the light on bad actors and they go away. IF all the money is made by illegal and cruel means and you make that stop wouldn’t that end the whole problem? Why not fight for legislation to have State Vet oversight on location at all competitive sporting events while you are working on ending racing at the same time?
    I guess I am a little confused here.

    • Horseracing is horse killing. Spreading the word and the facts will eventually cause the end of subsidies to horseracing. People who are aware of what really happens to the horses in horseracing and Pari-mutuel wagering will eventually spread the word and as time goes by fewer people will want to place a bet on the horses. The gambling addicts need professional counseling for addictive behavior from qualified mental health professionals.
      It takes time for people to get the message that horseracing is INHUMANE TREATMENT OF HORSES. The industry insiders will dispute the facts. In other words, they will straight up lie about the carnage and the abuse inflicted on the horses. There are two individuals who have been involved in this industry for most of their lives. They are Frank Stronach and Ed Allred. They’re bad for horses and they’re not going away. They both facilitate the abuse, neglect, suffering and dying of Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses. It’s worse than sad. They’re both old and I don’t expect them to go away until they are both deceased. It’s a matter of time and horses will continue to suffer mostly in silence. That’s why the activists that work to be their voice are so important.

    • Yes Barbara you are confused. There IS at least 1 state vet overseeing the races at the legal tracks already. How much do you think they enforce? They are a joke. And the racing industry is starting to shine the light on bad actors, but obviously there are many more to go. The people that are there elbow to elbow with said bad actors are afraid to speak up because of the maliciousness and vindictiveness of said bad actors.
      Oh – and as far as Goddard’s law? The same channel that Dick Goddard worked at PROMOTES the Ohio Derby every year and sends their reporters to KY to promote the start of the Keeneland season and KY horse tourism! Apparently in their eyes Goddards law only pertains to at risk dogs and cats. And Goddards law also has its downfalls and loopholes and has failed the animals at times – it just had quick footing because of a goofy senile weatherman promoting it so visibly on a main Cleveland channel and during his wooly bear festival, and of course people have soft spots for house pets. If Dick Goddard had gone to the barns of the local tracks and shown reality instead of the hoopla of the Ohio derby maybe racing would be looked down on too. I’ve written notes to that tv station to point out Patrick’s statistics and the stories of the horrific breakdowns at tracks in their area and they’ve yet to be mentioned or see the light of day.
      I think I speak for most supporters on this site when I say it IS about the horses AND ending the racing industry!

      • I guess I should have been clearer. Not (Racing Commission appointed) tract vets or Racing industry vets. I was speaking more of the ASPCA or State Humane Society vets. Of course, the Fox can’t watch the Hen house. Thats been proven for years.
        Goddard did get the law passed so I think to discredit him is not fair. He is not responsible for the Station and their coverage of Racing. In fact, he was retired when the Law was changed so I’m not sure why the association here with the Racing coverage is on his shoulders. Goddard was a farm boy in Green and he made a change for the better for what he felt was a cruel and unpunished crime. IT did not affect all of the issues, but it did make important changes that many people applauded. Again, better many if not all benefit, then none right?

        My confusion is because it appears that any progress that is less than the final large goal of no more racing is belittled as not enough or unnecessary or even a failing idea. If one issue is resolved, one beneficial action is taken, if 1 less animal suffers for me that’s still a win and should not be discounted, dismissed or belittled as a waste of time. After all isn’t some progress and some life saving measures implemented still good? Is this an ALL or NOTHING situation? So it’s better to wait maybe years and hope for enough support to stop them all together? So efforts that are directed at smaller issues with less resistance that can stop some of the killing and pain should be disregarded? So many more need to be sacrificed to achieve the stop racing goal? Bigger numbers get more support? Just confusing for me.

        • Barbara, you make some valid points. If I had the power to stop all horseracing abuse singlehandedly, I would. I would stop all abuse of Tennessee Walking Horses for the Big Lick. I would stop all abuse of horses for rodeos and slaughter. Obviously, I don’t have that much power. I used to get blamed for doing stuff that I didn’t do, so I started to cope with it by saying, “Yeah right and I made the dinosaurs go extinct too.” Hahaha. It’s a long haul to stop a centuries old tradition. It would be nice if it could be stopped overnight but that is not realistic. We all have to deal with limitations.

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