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 – “opened distal radial fracture”
Spy Story, Jan 8, Aqueduct R – “took bad steps”
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”

The Killing Fields: Dead Racehorses at the Various Tracks (14 – and counting)

Arizona
Arizona Downs:
Rillito Park:
Turf Paradise:

Arkansas
Oaklawn Park:

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

Colorado
Arapahoe Park:

Delaware
Delaware Park:

Florida
Gulfstream Park: 1 dead racehorse
Tampa Bay Downs:
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: 1 dead racehorse

Louisiana
Delta Downs:
Evangeline Downs:
Fair Grounds Race Course:
Louisiana Downs:

Maryland
Laurel Park:
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: 2 dead racehorses
Belmont Park: 2 dead racehorses
Finger Lakes Racetrack:
Saratoga Race Course:
Monticello Raceway: 1 dead racehorse

Ohio
Belterra Park:
Mahoning Valley:
Thistledown:

Oklahoma
Fair Meadows:
Remington Park:
Will Rogers Downs:

Oregon
Grants Pass:

Pennsylvania
Parx Racing: 1 dead racehorse
Penn National: 1 dead racehorse
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: 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
Virginia Racing Commission
Washington Horse Racing Commission
West Virginia Racing Commission
Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission
Equibase
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.