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 – “abscess in LH, colicky for six days…toxic”
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 R – “fell, euthanized”
Perry Train, Jan 4, Louisiana R – “fell after wire, euthanized”
Elegant Sundown, Jan 5, Golden Gate R – “open, fractures; severe, complete ruptures”
Jest Famous, Jan 7, Los Alamitos S – “acute colic, found thrashing and rolling”
Buckstopper Kit, Jan 7, Santa Anita S
X Y Jet, Jan 8, Palm Meadows (FL) 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”
I’mluckysgirl, Jan 10, Turfway R – “[multiple] fractures and ruptures”
Big Shanty, Jan 11, Fair Grounds R – “appeared to go wrong”
Salambo, Jan 12, Gulfstream R – “went wrong…euthanized”
Usual Suspect, Jan 13, Oaklawn T – “exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage”
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 S – “small intestinal strangulation”
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”
Shut the Box, Jan 23, Oaklawn S – “equine protozoal myeloencephalitis”
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”
Ted’s Shadow, Feb 1, Oaklawn T – “catastrophic injury”
Spirogyra, Feb 2, Oaklawn R – “euthanized due to catastrophic injuries”
Data Hawk, Feb 7, Golden Gate S – “catastrophic skull fracture, massive hemorrhage”
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”
Devil’s Drama, Feb 15, Oaklawn R – “catastrophic injury”
Randy’s Boy, Feb 15, Rillito R
Smokey, Feb 16, Oaklawn S – “injured in barn, died due to cerebrum hemorrhage”
Different Days, Feb 16, Oaklawn R (euthanized Feb 17) – “carpus fracture”
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 – “collapsed in stall after training”
Arguto, Feb 26, Oaklawn T – “catastrophic injury”
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 – “flipped…severe, comminuted skull fracture”
Keck, Feb 29, Golden Gate T
Chosen Vessel, Feb 29, Santa Anita R – “fractured ankle”
Super Touch, Mar 6, Turfway R – “collapsed and died – hemorrhage, shock”
Chickititas Favorite, Mar 8, Los Alamitos R
Arkyarkyarky, Mar 8, Oaklawn R – “catastrophic injury”
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 – “multiple fractures; complete ligament rupture”
Dynamite Dan, Mar 12, Oaklawn T (euthanized Mar 14) – “catastrophic injury”
Love Totem, Mar 12, Turfway R – “epistaxis from both nostrils”
Tudox Lifting Off, Mar 13, Turfway R – “open, complete diaphyseal fracture”
Battalion Won, Mar 14, Golden Gate T – “[broke both front legs]; open ruptures”
Emely Heart, Mar 20, Turfway R – “[multiple] fractures, extensive soft tissue damage”
A P Dancer, Mar 21, Oaklawn T – “cannon fracture”
Starting Point, Mar 22, Belmont T – “sustained leg injury – euthanasia”
Glory Stars, Mar 26, Oaklawn R – “catastrophic injury”
Flokie, Mar 29, Los Alamitos R
The Cullinan Dream, Mar 31, Los Alamitos S
Peter’s Project, Apr 1, Belmont S – “colic, worsened throughout day…euthanasia”
Royal Callan Rocks, Apr 2, Los Alamitos T
Kahului, Apr 2, Oaklawn R – “ruptured vein in the pelvic cavity, hypovolemic shock”
Smiling Ali, Apr 2, Santa Anita T – “probable cardiac event”
Enchanting Eva, Apr 4, Golden Gate T
Joan’s Delight, Apr 4, Oaklawn T – “sesamoid fracture”
Tizaprincessa, Apr 5, Tampa Bay R
Blowinthebluesaway, Apr 10, Oaklawn R – “fractured shoulder”
Chromie, Apr 11, Los Alamitos R
La Dorada Czech, Apr 15, Los Alamitos S – “gastrointestinal”
M C Hamster, Apr 15, Santa Anita T – “fractured ankle”
Shes Our Dasher, Apr 16, Los Alamitos T
Pals Invader, Apr 17, Belmont T – “sustained leg injury at the 7/8 pole”
Isla’s Toy, Apr 17, Los Alamitos R
Muskoka Wonder, Apr 17, Oaklawn R – “catastrophic injury”
Appealing Briefs, Apr 23, Belmont S – “euthanized due to poor prognosis of cellulitis”
Mrs. Miniver, Apr 24, Gulfstream R – “heart attack” (three years old)
Last Renegade, Apr 24, Santa Anita T – “hit rail, passed away from injury”
Rockys Warrior, Apr 26, Oaklawn R – “carpus fracture”
Midnight Sway, Apr 26, Oaklawn R – “fetlock fracture”
Sean’s Idea, Apr 30, Gulfstream R – “went wrong”
O’Bushido, May 4, Belmont S – “found deceased in stall”
Call Paul, May 6, Belmont T – “sustained injury to LH leg…necessitating euthanasia”
Arky Vaughan, May 8, Golden Gate T
Rowboat Romeo, May 9, Los Alamitos T
Tap the Wire, May 9, Los Alamitos R
Ailish’s Buttercup, May 10, Golden Gate T- “[multiple] fractures and ruptures”
Tailback, May 10, Santa Anita T – “fracture of the right front leg”
Conquest Sabre Cat, May 14, Golden Gate R – “broke down”
Schiller’s Lit, May 18, Belmont T (euthanized May 21) – “acutely lame”
Lil Morning Star, May 21, Belmont T – “injury to left front leg”
I’ll Dash for Gold, May 22, Golden Gate S
unidentified, May 24, Los Alamitos S
Jabber Now, May 24, Los Alamitos R (euthanized May 26)
Shock Therapy, May 25, Belmont S – “pleuropneumonia, laminitis”
Bluegrass Jamboree, May 28, Belmont T – “cardiovascular collapse – expired on track”
Malibu Morning, May 29, Los Alamitos R – “injured, euthanized”
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”
Grimm Resolve, Jun 2, Los Alamitos S
Shared Silence, Jun 2, Mountaineer R – “took a bad step”
Too Fast to Pass, Jun 3, Belmont R (euthanized Jun 12) – “injury to left front”
Chouchou de Boo, Jun 4, Belmont T – “several injuries…euthanized”
Freedom Prince, Jun 5, Belmont S – “taken to hospital…euthanized”
Jive Talkin, Jun 6, Golden Gate T
Talako, Jun 7, Belmont R – “catastrophic injury…euthanized on track”
I Love Sorrento, Jun 7, Los Alamitos T
Lightsaber, Jun 7, Santa Anita T – “unrecoverable fracture…humanely euthanized”
Jackies Dream, Jun 8, Tampa Bay R
Sky High Interest, Jun 12, Finger Lakes S – “flipped…sustained head injury”
Last Shani, Jun 13, Glenwood at Middleburg R – “collapsed and died”
Wire to Wire Tigah, Jun 13, Golden Gate R – “went wrong”
Mystical Song, Jun 17, Belmont S – “found dead in stall…gastrointestinal disease”
Smidge, Jun 18, Belmont R – “sustained injury to left rear leg”
Leggolas, Jun 18, Los Alamitos T
Big Red Valentine, Jun 18, Santa Anita S
Cloud, Jun 18, Saratoga T – “sustained leg injury breezing”
Tun Tun, Jun 20, Charles Town R – “returned lame, euthanized on track”
Strictly Biz, Jun 20, Santa Anita R – “fractured knee”
Bonspiel, Jun 23, Belmont T – “fracture, surgery failed, euthanized”
Hellagood, Jun 23, Grants Pass R – “busted an aneurysm”
Young Dasher, Jun 23, Los Alamitos S
Hawks Main Interest, Jun 24, Grants Pass R – “fractured front leg”
Up and Ready, Jun 26, Los Alamitos S
Equilibrio, Jun 26, Los Alamitos R – “injured, pulled up, euthanized”
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”
Nana Shila, Jun 27, Los Alamitos R – “fatally injured”
Mr Dejavu, Jun 27, San Luis Rey T
Street Gambler, Jun 30, Golden Gate S
This Is Us, Jul 3, Los Alamitos R
Jess Bet Me, Jul 5, Los Alamitos R – “injured, [required] euthanasia”
Arties Game, Jul 6, Louisiana R – “fell…euthanized”
Kelly’s Secret, Jul 8, Finger Lakes T – “fracture to LF sesamoid – euthanized”
Lovely Lilia, Jul 11, Del Mar T – “suffered a catastrophic injury”
Alltime Favorite, Jul 11, Los Alamitos R (euthanized Jul 13)
Ilchester Cheetah, Jul 11, Monmouth R – “injured, pulled up, euthanized”
Eagle Down, Jul 11, Ruidoso R – “bled out” (after “winning”)
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
Bourbon High, Jul 14, Belmont T – “sesamoid fracture”
Hopper Hunter, Jul 16, Thistledown R – “suffered a catastrophic injury…euthanized”
Cleon Jones, Jul 20, Belmont S – “chronic severe laminitis…euthanized”
Miss Mercken, Jul 22, Indiana R – “clipped heels and fell”
Apollon, Jul 24, Saratoga T – “cardiovascular collapse”
Supercharged, Jul 25, Charles Town R – “taken up lame…euthanized on track”
Muffins Revenge, Jul 30, Arlington R – “took a bad step…euthanized on track”
Pasta, Jul 30, Belmont S – “injuries sustained in fall necessitated euthanasia”

The Killing Fields: Dead Racehorses at the Various Tracks (173 – and counting)

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

Arkansas
Oaklawn Park: 19 dead racehorses

California
Del Mar: 1 dead racehorse
Golden Gate Fields: 16 dead racehorses
Los Alamitos Race Course: 31 dead racehorses
Santa Anita Park: 16 dead racehorses
San Luis Rey: 2 dead racehorses
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: 6 dead racehorses
Gulfstream Park West:
Tampa Bay Downs: 2 dead racehorses
Pompano Park:
Palm Meadows: 1 dead racehorse

Illinois
Arlington Park: 1 dead racehorse
Fairmount Park:
Hawthorne Race Course:
Suburban Downs:

Indiana
Indiana Grand: 1 dead racehorse
Hoosier Park:

Iowa
Prairie Meadows:

Kentucky
Churchill Downs: 1 dead racehorse
Ellis Park:
Keeneland:
Kentucky Downs:
Turfway Park: 5 dead racehorses
Bluegrass Downs:
The Red Mile:
Thunder Ridge:

Louisiana
Delta Downs:
Evangeline Downs:
Fair Grounds Race Course: 8 dead racehorses
Louisiana Downs: 4 dead racehorses

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: 1 dead racehorse
The Meadowlands:
Freehold Raceway:
Far Hills Steeplechase:

New Mexico
Albuquerque:
Ruidoso Downs: 1 dead racehorse
Sunland Park:
Sunray Park:
Zia Park:

New York
Aqueduct Racetrack: 3 dead racehorses
Belmont Park: 32 dead racehorses
Finger Lakes Racetrack: 2 dead racehorses
Saratoga Race Course: 2 dead racehorses
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: 1 dead racehorse
Dayton Raceway:
Miami Valley:
Northfield Park:
Scioto Downs:

Oklahoma
Fair Meadows:
Remington Park:
Will Rogers Downs:

Oregon
Grants Pass: 2 dead racehorses

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:

Virginia
Colonial Downs:
Glenwood Park at Middleburg: 1 dead racehorse
Great Meadow: 1 dead racehorse

Washington
Emerald Downs:
Sun Downs:

West Virginia
Charles Town Races: 3 dead racehorses
Mountaineer Racetrack: 1 dead racehorse

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.