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”
Private Union, Jan 6, Parx R – “suffered a catastrophic injury”
All Mo, Jan 7, Belmont T – “open distal radial fracture”
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”
Favored, Jan 15, Gulfstream R – “unfortunately went wrong…perished on the track”
Miss Eau de Vie, Jan 15, Turfway R – “went bad”
Noor Khan, Jan 17, Los Alamitos T – “sudden death”
Don’t Stop Lookin, Jan 17, Los Alamitos T
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”
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 – “put to sleep”
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”
Black Badge, Feb 8, San Luis Rey T
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)
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”
Squeaky Cheeky, Feb 28, Santa Anita R – “fractured ankle…unrecoverable”
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”
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”
unidentified filly, Mar 9, Gulfstream S – “neurological symptoms”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
Niiji, Mar 31, Belmont S – “pleuropneumonia”
yet-to-be-named, Apr 1, Golden Gate S – “accident”
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)
Magicians Diva, Apr 9, Charles Town R – “suffered fatal injury, euthanized on track”
Hakman, Apr 10, Mahoning R – “fell over a fallen rival, euthanized”
Downtown Boy, Apr 10, Oaklawn R – “pulled up in distress”
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”
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”

The Killing Fields: Dead Racehorses at the Various Tracks (90 – and counting)

Arizona
Arizona Downs:
Rillito Park:
Turf Paradise: 1 dead racehorse

Arkansas
Oaklawn Park: 1 dead racehorse

California
Del Mar:
Golden Gate Fields: 10 dead racehorses
Los Alamitos Race Course: 5 dead racehorses
Santa Anita Park: 9 dead racehorses
San Luis Rey: 2 dead racehorses

Colorado
Arapahoe Park:

Delaware
Delaware Park:

Florida
Gulfstream Park: 6 dead racehorses
Tampa Bay Downs: 3 dead racehorses
Palm Meadows Training Facility:

Illinois
Arlington Park:
Fairmount Park:
Hawthorne Race Course:

Indiana
Indiana Grand:

Iowa
Prairie Meadows:

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

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

Maryland
Laurel Park: 2 dead racehorses
Pimlico Race Course:

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

New Jersey
Monmouth Park:
The Meadowlands:

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

New York
Aqueduct Racetrack: 6 dead racehorses
Belmont Park: 13 dead racehorses
Finger Lakes Racetrack:
Saratoga Race Course:
Monticello Raceway: 5 dead racehorses

Ohio
Belterra Park:
Mahoning Valley: 5 dead racehorses
Thistledown:

Oklahoma
Fair Meadows:
Remington Park:
Will Rogers Downs:

Oregon
Grants Pass:

Pennsylvania
Parx Racing: 4 dead racehorses
Penn National: 3 dead racehorses
Presque Isle Downs:

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

Washington
Emerald Downs:
Sun Downs:

West Virginia
Charles Town Races: 10 dead racehorses
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
Virginia Racing Commission
Washington Horse Racing Commission
West Virginia Racing Commission
Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission
Equibase
National Steeplechase Association
Press
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.