Killed, 2021

Horses Killed on or at U.S. Tracks, 2021 (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.)

Sander’s Empire, Jan 1, Aqueduct R – “suffered an injury, euthanized on track”
Escape, Jan 1, Belmont T (euthanized Jan 3) – “collapsed while breezing”
Bowies Hero, Jan 2, Santa Anita R (euthanized Jan 18) – “laminitis”
Rashomon, Jan 4, Oaklawn T (two years old, being prepped for first race)
Siculo, Jan 4, Turf R – “acute, comminuted fractures; tendon and ligament tears”
From the Get Go, Jan 5, Turf S – “sudden death” (just two years old)
Private Union, Jan 6, Parx R – “suffered a catastrophic injury”
All Mo, Jan 7, Belmont T – “open distal radial fracture”
He Doesnt Listen, Jan 7, Turf T – “severe fractures, ruptured tendons/ligament”
Spy Story, Jan 8, Aqueduct R – “took bad steps”
Shartle, Jan 8, Turfway R – “severe disruption of the suspensory apparatus”
Cali Caliente, Jan 9, Santa Anita T – “probable cardiovascular event”
That’s Official, Jan 12, Monticello T – “collapsed…died on track”
Ghostly Appeal, Jan 12, Oaklawn T (two years old, coming off first race)
Hold the Fort, Jan 13, Oaklawn T (two years old, coming off first race)
Taylor’s Addiction, Jan 14, Turf T – “severe, acute, comminuted fracture”
Favored, Jan 15, Gulfstream R – “unfortunately went wrong…perished on the track”
My Aunt Mims, Jan 15, Oaklawn T
Fracing Fast, Jan 15, Oaklawn T
Miss Eau de Vie, Jan 15, Turfway R – “open fracture, ligament severely torn”
Noor Khan, Jan 17, Los Alamitos T – “sudden death”
Don’t Stop Lookin, Jan 17, Los Alamitos T
Jd El Muneco, Jan 18, Turf T – “complete fracture through the neck” (one year old)
Sacatone, Jan 19, Turf R (euthanized Jan 24) – “severe, acute, comminuted fractures”
Best Shot, Jan 20, Charles Town R – “sustained a fatal injury…euthanized on the track”
Kiss My Note, Jan 20, Penn R – “suffered a catastrophic injury”
Scat’s Choice, Jan 23, Santa Anita R – “fractured ankle…unrecoverable injury”
Rub My Belly, Jan 27, Gulfstream R – “went wrong…catastrophic injury”
Beautifulstreetcat, Jan 27, Mahoning R – “suffered a catastrophic injury…euthanized”
Abby Swan, Jan 27, Turf R (euthanized Jan 28) – “open fetlock fracture, dislocation”
Venetian Drive, Jan 28, Charles Town R – “fatally injured shortly after the start”
Staredown, Jan 28, Golden Gate T
Cerretalto, Jan 29, Belmont S – “colic…euthanized due to poor prognosis”
Don’tmesswithbull, Jan 29, Charles Town R – “fatal injury…euthanized on track”
Skarboni, Feb 2, Turf R – “severe, comminuted fracture; torn ligament”
Mio’s Long Term, Feb 3, Charles Town R – “fatal injury…euthanized on the track”
Jewel’sindian Girl, Feb 3, Penn R – “suffered a catastrophic injury”
Oh My Papa, Feb 4, Belmont T – “suffered injuries while breezing”
Mountain Bear, Feb 5, Turfway R – “multiple fractures, severe soft tissue damage”
Daytime Doll, Feb 6, Belmont T – “pulled up…euthanized on track”
Natural History, Feb 6, Santa Anita T – “fractured ankle while working”
Da Alpha, Feb 7, Tampa Bay R – “reared while in the gate…could not be saved”
El Cacheton, Feb 7, Turf S – “colic” (just three years old, raced twice in January)
Black Badge, Feb 8, San Luis Rey T
Sunny Kat, Feb 8, Turf T – “fracture and dislocation below the RF fetlock”
Kj Brent, Feb 9, Monticello S – “euthanized in barn following fall and fracture”
Munny, Feb 11, Golden Gate S (last raced Feb 4)
Nisbet Beach, Feb 15, Aqueduct R – “fell heavily…euthanized on track”
Prospect Mountain, Feb 20, Belmont T – “sustained mid-body fractures”
Paul’s Plunder, Feb 20, Charles Town R – “was fatally injured…euthanized on track”
Sweet Boy, Feb 20, Golden Gate T – “sudden death”
My Three Kids, Feb 21, Golden Gate T
Okoye, Feb 23, Golden Gate T – “accident”
Wicksters Dream, Feb 24, Gulfstream R – “collapsed” (three years old)
Rockshaw, Feb 25, Oaklawn T – “dropped dead after training”
Rustic Canyon, Feb 26, San Luis Rey T – “sudden death”
Lanesborough, Feb 27, Charles Town R – “suffered fatal injury…euthanized on track”
Nicaloe, Feb 27, Charles Town R – “suffered fatal injury…euthanized on track”
Aquaphobia, Feb 27, Gulfstream R – “injured after wire”
Bm One Rare Rocket, Feb 27, Oaklawn S – “found dead – septic shock”
Squeaky Cheeky, Feb 28, Santa Anita R – “fractured ankle…unrecoverable”
Sailing for Home, Mar 1, Turf R – “fractured fetlock”
One Famous Prize, Mar 2, Los Alamitos T
Smart Warrior, Mar 3, Tampa Bay R – “fell to the course…catastrophic injury”
Surfside Sunset, Mar 5, Santa Anita S – “colic”
Daddy’s Angel, Mar 6, Oaklawn T – “collapsed and died while training”
Creative Style, Mar 7, Aqueduct R – “took a bad step”
Gravity’s Rainbow, Mar 7, Laurel R – “sustained a catastrophic injury…euthanized”
Cam Funny, Mar 8, Monticello S – “found dead in a.m.”
Melanie’s Filly, Mar 8, Monticello R – “bad step, pastern fracture”
Ramona Lover, Mar 8, Turf T – “P1 obliterated, fragments protruded through skin”
unidentified filly, Mar 9, Gulfstream S – “neurological symptoms”
George’s Chance, Mar 9, Turf S – “stall accident – fracture” (just one year old)
Whisper Wisdom, Mar 10, Belmont S – “joint infection”
Hyperactive Chris, Mar 10, Belmont T – “broke down near the wire”
Uncle Funky, Mar 10, Charles Town R – “fatal injury…euthanized on track”
Squiggy, Mar 10, Golden Gate S – “neurological”
Just Like Richie, Mar 10, Mahoning R – “took a bad step”
My Lilly Pad, Mar 10, Penn R – “suffered a catastrophic injury to her left front”
unidentified filly, Mar 11, Blackwood Stables (KY) S – “neurological”
unidentified, Mar 12, Laurel S – “neurological”
Big Luther, Mar 13, Belmont T – “sustained open fractures”
Grand Rocket, Mar 13, Oaklawn T (two years old, being prepped for first race)
unidentified, Mar 13, Parx T – “collision”
unidentified, Mar 13, Parx T – “collision” (see above)
Twelve Rocks, Mar 15, Mahoning R – “fell on the turn”
Kiss Me Dave, Mar 20, Aqueduct R – “fell fatally” (two years old, first race)
Who Dat Mo, Mar 20, Mahoning R – “suffered a catastrophic injury…euthanized”
Another Hero, Mar 20, Oaklawn T
Peace Broker, Mar 21, Fair Grounds R – “went wrong”
Mantra, Mar 21, Santa Anita R – “fractured ankle”
Twice An Angel, Mar 22, Monticello R – “sustained injury to LF leg”
Town Pearl, Mar 22, Turf T – “severe, comminuted fracture; acute hemorrhage”
Wiggle It Jiggleit, Mar 24, Charles Town R – “suffered fatal injury, euthanized on track”
John’s Jewel, Mar 24, Golden Gate S – “pleuropneumonia” (two years old)
Andrea’s Worry, Mar 24, Tampa Bay R – “was pulled up in some distress”
Unrelenting Force, Mar 28, Aqueduct R – “sustained injury to RF leg”
Len’s Gold, Mar 28, Oaklawn R – “stopped, eased, euthanized off track”
unidentified colt, Mar 30, Gulfstream T – “injured, collapsed”
Nomadess, Mar 30, Los Alamitos T – “sudden death”
O’Kram, Mar 30, Parx R – “injured badly, fell, euthanized”
Sparkling Unicorn, Mar 30, Turf S – “sudden death” (just four years old)
Niiji, Mar 31, Belmont S – “pleuropneumonia”
yet-to-be-named, Apr 1, Golden Gate S – “accident”
Big Ruby, Apr 1, Turf S – “pneumonia” (had just turned two)
Silvanus, Apr 2, Turf T – “tibia fracture, piece of bone protruding out of wound”
Velocemente, Apr 3, Golden Gate R – “went wrong”
Call Sign Lucky, Apr 3, Los Alamitos T – “accident”
Voodoo Magic, Apr 5, Belmont S – “acute colic” (two years old)
Ap Adamari, Apr 6, Turf R – “[fell after wire] fractured shoulder” (first race)
Fortified Effort, Apr 7, Turf R – “fracture, dislocation, ruptured ligaments”
Magicians Diva, Apr 9, Charles Town R – “suffered fatal injury, euthanized on track”
Mr Right Now, Apr 9, Turf R – “fractured sesamoids”
Hakman, Apr 10, Mahoning R – “fell over a fallen rival, euthanized”
Downtown Boy, Apr 10, Oaklawn R – “pulled up in distress” (two years old, first race)
Sermon by the Sea, Apr 12, Turf R – “multiple comminuted fractures, hemorrhage”
Beastie D, Apr 13, Belmont S – “died due to injuries sustained in barn fire”
American Sailor, Apr 13, Belmont S – “died due to injuries sustained in barn fire”
Quality Line, Apr 13, Turf R – “acute, severe, extensive, open fracture”
Tammy’s Window, Apr 14, Turf R – “severe, acute, comminuted fractures”
McKale, Apr 16, Turf S – “laminitis both front feet” (just five years old)
Always Rock N Roll, Apr 17, Buffalo R – “injury to left back leg necessitating euthanasia”
Fast Recovery, Apr 17, Oaklawn R (euthanized Apr 24) – “carpal fracture”
My Child Sbud, Apr 17, Santa Anita R – “fracture of the left front ankle while racing”
Lady of the House, Apr 18, Golden Gate R – “went wrong”
Multiplier, Apr 18, Santa Anita R – “fractured ankle”
Champagneformybaby, Apr 20, Golden Gate S – “musculoskeletal”
Haikal, Apr 22, Belmont T – “injury to LF leg”
Determined Heart, Apr 22, Belmont R – “injured, vanned off, [euthanized]”
Long Gun, Apr 23, Turf R – “fractured spine or pelvis”
Singapore Trader, Apr 24, Belmont T – “pulled up lame”
Big Bend, Apr 24, Charlotte R – “broke down…euthanized on course”
Rich E Z, Apr 24, Hawthorne R – “took a bad step…humanely euthanized”
Louden’s Gray, Apr 24, Oaklawn R – “pulled up in apparent distress”
Ancient Royalty, Apr 26, Florida (unidentified track) T – “severed artery”
Smiling Angelo, Apr 26, Mountaineer R – “went wrong”
Drosselmagic, Apr 26, Parx R – “injured, vanned off, [euthanized]”
Lady Sansa, Apr 28, Belmont T – “fetlock injury…developed laminitis post [surgery]”
Brandywines Secret, Apr 28, Penn R – “catastrophic injuries to both front legs”
If I Had a Nickel, Apr 28, Turf R – “[multiple] fractures, tearing of ligaments”
Steamy, Apr 30, Los Alamitos R (euthanized May 4)
Buyer’s Remorse, May 1, Belmont T – “sustained an injury at the wire”
Georgie Hyphen, May 1, Middleburg R – “fractured radial, euthanized on the course”
Justourluck, May 6, Belterra R – “went wrong, fell”
Mama Kin, May 7, Belmont R – “lacerated tendon”
Runs for Luck, May 11, Parx R – “acute pulmonary hemorrhage”
Schwarbertown, May 12, Finger Lakes T – “fractured pastern”
Sister Alexa, May 12, Finger Lakes T – “fractured fetlock”
Vern H, May 13, Pimlico R – “fell, catastrophic injury, euthanized on track”
Mister Bobby, May 13, Saratoga T – “collapsed and died” (five years old)
Latin Love Bug, May 14, Belmont R – “went wrong, fell”
Noodles, May 22, Los Alamitos S – “pneumonia”
yet-to-be-named 2-year-old, May 23, Belmont S – “infection, died in stall”
Dads Honor, May 23, Belmont T – “leg injury while breezing – euthanized on track”
Cin Cin Cowboy, May 24, Finger Lakes R – “took a bad step, fractured both sesamoids”
Weaving You Behind, May 27, Charles Town R – “pulled up lame, euthanized on track”
Playthatfunnymusic, May 29, Belmont R – “catastrophic injury…euthanized on track”
Incredible Shark, May 29, Meadowlands R
Da Chrome, May 29, Pimlico R – “lame, vanned off, [euthanized]”
Teardown This Wall, May 30, Buffalo S – “colic, unresponsive to medical treatment”
Singular Sensation, May 31, Belmont R – “catastrophic injury…euthanized on track”
Big Wish, May 31, Golden Gate R – “went wrong crossing the finish line”
Agamemnon, May 31, Santa Anita R – “fractured RF ankle, unrecoverable injury”
Lullula, Jun 1, Belmont T (euthanized Jun 6) – “left carpal injury”
Micromillion, Jun 3, Belmont S – “colic…euthanized due to poor prognosis”
Tapitena, Jun 5, Finger Lakes S – “suddenly collapsed and expired” (three years old)
King of Rock, Jun 6, Gulfstream R – “suffered injury, euthanized”
Meet At Dudley’s, Jun 9, Santa Anita T – “fracture of left humerus”
Apocalypse, Jun 11, Vernon R – “heart attack” (five years old)
Registrant, Jun 12, Los Alamitos R – “sudden death” (three years old)
Pushing Sixty, Jun 13, Santa Anita R – “fractured LF ankle…humane euthanasia”
Woodbury, Jun 15, Parx R – “suffered catastrophic injury, subsequently euthanized”
Greek Sonnet, Jun 16, Finger Lakes R (euthanized Jun 18) – “fractured RF”
Music Babe, Jun 16, Golden Gate T – “sudden death”
Big Cypress, Jun 16, Penn R – “catastrophic injuries to both front legs”
Snazzy Cazzy, Jun 17, Golden Gate S – “sudden death” (three years old)
Kens Lady, Jun 20, Pimlico R – “sustained catastrophic injury”
Tia Vicky, Jun 21, Belmont S – “found deceased in its stall”
Lord Camden, Jun 22, Finger Lakes R – “fractured fetlock…euthanized on track”
Bad As Bart, Jun 24, Monticello S – “foundered”
Not That Brady, Jun 26, Belmont T – “RH injury, ambulanced off, euthanized”
Charge Into War, Jun 26, Belmont R – “fracture, cardiac arrest after surgery”
Repeat Repeat, Jun 26, Percy Warner R – “fell…and was euthanized”
Uncle Boogie, Jun 27, Santa Anita T – “fractured humerus while galloping”
Trucking Baron, Jun 29, Saratoga S – “chronic laminitis”
Millard’s Comet, Jun 30, Canterbury R – “suffered a catastrophic injury”
Gutz, Jul 4, Santa Anita T – “fractured ankle…unrecoverable injury”
Square Dreamer, Jul 10, Golden Gate T
Baja Sur, Jul 11, Emerald R – “fell in mid-stretch”
Enduring Love, Jul 12, Thistledown R – “suffered catastrophic injury…euthanized”
Fiddlers Girl, Jul 13, Belmont T – “pelvic fracture, euthanized”
Victoria Belle, Jul 14, Parx R – “suffered a catastrophic injury to her left front”
Strong Moment, Jul 16, Saratoga R – “catastrophic injury…euthanized on the course”
Independent One, Jul 17, Tioga R – “RH injury…euthanized by track vet”
Needless to Say, Jul 18, Del Mar T – “apparent heart attack” (three years old)
Arson, Jul 18, Del Mar T – “fractured leg, euthanized”
Pleasure Luck, Jul 18, Saratoga R (euthanized Jul 19) – “took a bad step”
Fattoria, Jul 19, Saratoga T – “pelvic injury necessitating euthanasia”
Solo Story, Jul 23, Tioga T – “sustained broken leg, euthanized by track vet”
Mercedes Machen, Jul 25, Mountaineer R – “bad step…euthanized”

The Killing Fields: Dead Racehorses at the Various Tracks (200 – and counting)

Arizona Downs:
Rillito Park:
Turf Paradise: 26 dead racehorses

Oaklawn Park: 14 dead racehorses

Del Mar: 2 dead racehorses
Golden Gate Fields: 15 dead racehorses
Los Alamitos Race Course: 8 dead racehorses
Santa Anita Park: 14 dead racehorses
San Luis Rey: 2 dead racehorses

Arapahoe Park:

Delaware Park:

Gulfstream Park: 7 dead racehorses
Tampa Bay Downs: 3 dead racehorses
Palm Meadows Training Facility:
unidentified training facility: 1 dead racehorse

Arlington Park:
Fairmount Park:
Hawthorne Race Course: 1 dead racehorse

Indiana Grand:

Prairie Meadows:

Churchill Downs:
Ellis Park:
Kentucky Downs:
Turfway Park: 3 dead racehorses
Blackwood Stables Training Center: 1 dead racehorse

Delta Downs:
Evangeline Downs:
Fair Grounds: 1 dead racehorse
Louisiana Downs:

Laurel Park: 2 dead racehorses
Pimlico Race Course: 3 dead racehorses

Canterbury Park: 1 dead racehorse

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

New Jersey
Monmouth Park:
The Meadowlands: 1 dead racehorse

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

New York
Aqueduct Racetrack: 6 dead racehorses
Belmont Park: 30 dead racehorses
Finger Lakes Racetrack: 6 dead racehorses
Saratoga Race Course: 5 dead racehorses
Buffalo Raceway: 2 dead racehorses
Monticello Raceway: 6 dead racehorses
Tioga Downs: 2 dead racehorses
Vernon Downs: 1 dead racehorse

North Carolina
Charlotte Steeplechase: 1 dead racehorse

Belterra Park: 1 dead racehorse
Mahoning Valley: 5 dead racehorses
Thistledown: 1 dead racehorse

Fair Meadows:
Remington Park:
Will Rogers Downs:

Grants Pass:

Parx Racing: 8 dead racehorses
Penn National: 5 dead racehorses
Presque Isle Downs:

Percy Warner: 1 dead racehorse

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

Middleburg: 1 dead racehorse

Emerald Downs: 1 dead racehorse
Sun Downs:

West Virginia
Charles Town Races: 11 dead racehorses
Mountaineer Racetrack: 2 dead racehorses

Energy Downs:
Sweetwater Downs:

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.