Killed, 2020

Horses Killed on or at U.S. Tracks, 2020 (R: Racing; T: Training; S: Stall) (Please note: This list will grow exponentially when I begin filing my annual FOIA requests at the end of the year. For context, please see killed lists from previous years.)

Ruby Roundhouse, Jan 1, Los Alamitos S – “gastrointestinal”
Golden Birthday, Jan 1, Santa Anita R – “took a bad step” (broken leg)
Yorkiepoo Princess, Jan 3, Belmont S – “severe laminitis…euthanized in her stall”
Power Punch, Jan 3, Gulfstream R – “vanned off,” dead
Lrh Fast as Oak, Jan 4, Louisiana Downs R – “fell, euthanized”
Perry Train, Jan 4, Louisiana Downs R – “fell after wire, euthanized”
Elegant Sundown, Jan 5, Golden Gate R – “catastrophic injury…euthanized in the van”
Jest Famous, Jan 7, Los Alamitos S – “gastrointestinal”
Buckstopper Kit, Jan 7, Santa Anita S
X Y Jet, Jan 8, Palm Meadows T – “heart attack”
Secreto Primero, Jan 8, Turf R – “fractured sesamoids”
J Rob, Jan 9, Fair Grounds R – “vanned off after winner’s circle, [euthanized]”
Eyell Be Back, Jan 10, Los Alamitos R (euthanized Jan 12) – “carpus”
Big Shanty, Jan 11, Fair Grounds R – “appeared to go wrong”
Salambo, Jan 12, Gulfstream R – “went wrong…euthanized”
Indian Brew, Jan 13, Turf R – “fractured knee”
Jim’s Silverbullet, Jan 16, Fair Grounds R – “went wrong”
Take Charge Cece, Jan 17, Fair Grounds R – “appeared to go wrong”
Harliss, Jan 17, Santa Anita R – “fractured ankle”
Super Beauty, Jan 18, Golden Gate T – “gastrointestinal”
Uncontainable, Jan 18, Santa Anita R – “fractured ankle”
Katies Easy Moves, Jan 19, Los Alamitos R – “fetlock”
Tikkun Olam, Jan 19, Santa Anita T – “head-on collision”
Obligated to None, Jan 19, Turf R – “leg injured, euthanized”
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”
Is It Over, Jan 21, Los Alamitos S – “gastrointestinal”
Cowboy Coffee, Jan 23, San Luis Rey S – “gastrointestinal” (trained Jan 20)
A Freud of Mama, Jan 24, Belmont T (euthanized Feb 8) – “passed after complications”
Strong Performance, Jan 24, Gulfstream R – “fell while in distress…euthanized”
Quizzical Cajun, Jan 25, Aqueduct R – “catastrophic injury…euthanized on track”
Celtic Warrior, Jan 25, Turf R – “injured fetlock, euthanized”
Esterina, Jan 26, Laurel R – “pulled up lame…euthanized”
yet-to-be-named, Jan 30, Belmont T – “shaft fracture…euthanized on the track”
Spirogyra, Feb 2, Oaklawn R – “euthanized due to catastrophic injuries”
Data Hawk, Feb 7, Golden Gate S – “accident – skull”
Stay Again, Feb 7, Gulfstream R – “collapsed”
Birdies Honor, Feb 8, Laurel R – “collapsed”
Double Touch, Feb 8, Santa Anita T – “sudden death” (five years old)
Buddy Princess, Feb 9, Rillito R – “suffered a catastrophic injury”
Miss Romania, Feb 12, Santa Anita T – “fractured shoulder”
El Tristan, Feb 14, Fair Grounds R
Classic Covey, Feb 15, Fair Grounds R – “all the soft tissue structures came apart”
Major Flirt, Feb 15, Laurel R – “pulled up lame…euthanized”
Prs the Game Changer, Feb 15, Louisiana R – “stumbled start…euthanized”
Randy’s Boy, Feb 15, Rillito R
Taraz, Feb 17, Oaklawn T – “severely fractured her pastern”
Unveiled, Feb 20, Santa Anita T – “fractured shoulder”
Radio Tim, Feb 21, Los Alamitos R – “fractured fetlock”
Street Machine, Feb 21, Los Alamitos R – “fractured fetlock”
A Lonna At the Top, Feb 26, Golden Gate T – “sudden death”
Princess Rashelle, Feb 28, Charles Town R – “broke leg…euthanized on the track”
Fist of Rage, Feb 28, Fair Grounds R – “went wrong, fell”
Montauk Memories, Feb 29, Aqueduct R – “leg injury”
Thousand Oaks, Feb 29, Golden Gate S
Keck, Feb 29, Golden Gate T
Chosen Vessel, Feb 29, Santa Anita R – “fractured ankle”
Chickititas Favorite, Mar 8, Los Alamitos R
Krugerrand, Mar 9, Belmont S – “severe laminitis” (two years old)
Red River Chase, Mar 12, Fair Grounds R – “shattered leg”
Get Like Me, Mar 12, Golden Gate R – “went wrong”
Battalion Won, Mar 14, Golden Gate T
Starting Point, Mar 22, Belmont T – “sustained leg injury – euthanasia”
Flokie, Mar 29, Los Alamitos R
Smiling Ali, Apr 2, Santa Anita T

The Killing Fields: Dead Racehorses at the Various Tracks (65 – and counting)

Arizona
Arizona Downs:
Rillito Park: 2 dead racehorses
Turf Paradise: 4 dead racehorses

Arkansas
Oaklawn Park: 2 dead racehorses

California
Del Mar:
Golden Gate Fields: 8 dead racehorses
Los Alamitos Race Course: 9 dead racehorses
Santa Anita Park: 10 dead racehorses
San Luis Rey: 1 dead racehorse
Cal Expo:
Alameda County Fair:
Big Fresno Fair:
California State Fair:
Humboldt County Fair:
Los Angeles County Fair:
Sonoma County Fair:

Colorado
Arapahoe Park:

Delaware
Delaware Park:
Dover Downs:
Harrington Raceway:

Florida
Gulfstream Park: 4 dead racehorses
Gulfstream Park West:
Tampa Bay Downs:
Pompano Park:
Palm Meadows: 1 dead racehorse

Idaho
Cassia County Fair
Eastern Idaho State Fair
Jerome County Fair
Oneida County Fair
Pocatello Downs
Rupert Downs
Sandy Downs

Illinois
Arlington Park:
Fairmount Park:
Hawthorne Race Course:
Suburban Downs:

Indiana
Indiana Grand:
Hoosier Park:

Iowa
Prairie Meadows:

Kentucky
Churchill Downs:
Ellis Park:
Keeneland:
Kentucky Downs:
Turfway Park:
Bluegrass Downs:
The Red Mile:
Thunder Ridge:

Louisiana
Delta Downs:
Evangeline Downs:
Fair Grounds Race Course: 8 dead racehorses
Louisiana Downs: 3 dead racehorses

Maine
Bangor Raceway:
Scarborough Downs:

Maryland
Laurel Park: 3 dead racehorses
Pimlico Race Course:
Rosecroft Raceway:
Ocean Downs:
Glyndon Steeplechase:
Grand National Steeplechase:
Fair Hill Steeplechase:
Legacy Chase Steeplechase:
Maryland State Fair:
Timonium:

Massachusetts
Plainridge Park:

Michigan
Northville Downs:

Minnesota
Canterbury Park:
Running Aces Park:

Montana
Great Falls:
Miles City:

Nebraska
Columbus Racing:
Fonner Park:
Horsemen’s Park:
Lincoln Race Course:

Nevada
Elko County Fair:
White Pine County Fair:

New Jersey
Monmouth Park:
The Meadowlands:
Freehold Raceway:
Far Hills Steeplechase:

New Mexico
Albuquerque:
Ruidoso Downs:
Sunland Park:
Sunray Park:
Zia Park:

New York
Aqueduct Racetrack: 3 dead racehorses
Belmont Park: 6 dead racehorses
Finger Lakes Racetrack:
Saratoga Race Course:
Batavia Downs:
Buffalo Raceway:
Monticello Raceway:
Saratoga Harness:
Tioga Downs:
Vernon Downs:
Yonkers Raceway:

North Dakota
Chippewa Downs:
North Dakota Horse Park:

Ohio
Belterra Park:
Mahoning Valley:
Thistledown:
Dayton Raceway:
Miami Valley:
Northfield Park:
Scioto Downs:

Oklahoma
Fair Meadows:
Remington Park:
Will Rogers Downs:

Oregon
Crooked River Roundup:
Eastern Oregon Livestock Show:
Grants Pass:
Harney County Fair:
Tillamook County Fair:

Pennsylvania
Parx Racing:
Penn National:
Presque Isle Downs:
Harrah’s Philadelphia:
Pocono Downs:
The Meadows:

Texas
Lone Star Park:
Retama Park:
Sam Houston Park:
Gillespie County Fair:

Utah
Dixie Downs:
Laurel Brown:
Weber Downs:

Virginia
Colonial Downs:

Washington
Emerald Downs:
Sun Downs:

West Virginia
Charles Town Races: 1 dead racehorse
Mountaineer Racetrack:

Wyoming
Energy Downs:
Sweetwater Downs:

Sources:
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
Washington Horse Racing Commission
West Virginia Racing Commission
Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission
Equibase Race Charts
Track Officials
Racing Press

“unidentified”: Currently, California, Indiana, and Minnesota redact the names of their dead, citing “confidentiality.” Any identifications from those states come via other channels.

“yet-to-be-named”: The horse had not yet been given a name.

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.