Killed, 2022

Horses Killed on or at U.S. Tracks, 2022 (R: Racing; T: Training; S: Stall) (Please note: This list will grow exponentially as FOIA documents start to come in. For context, please see killed lists from previous years.)

unidentified, Jan 1, Northfield R
unidentified, Jan 1, Northfield R
unidentified, Jan 1, Northfield R
Viking Zim, Jan 2, Belmont S – “laminitis”
Powerful Force, Jan 2, Keeneland T – “[multiple] open, comminuted fractures”
Dunph, Jan 5, Belmont T – “fracture, lameness, euthanasia”
Hygh I. Q., Jan 5, Golden Gate S – “non-musculoskeletal”
Better Tomorrow, Jan 7, Golden Gate R (euthanized Jan 15) – “lost action”
Creative Plan, Jan 7, Turf R (euthanized Feb 11) – “[ligament damage]”
Cara’s Daydreamer, Jan 8, Aqueduct R – “injured past the wire”
Obsessed, Jan 8, Aqueduct R – “suffered an injury approaching the 3/4 pole”
Big Fabuloso, Jan 8, Los Alamitos R
C Dub, Jan 10, Turf S – “pleuritis”
Pay Tavasco Rent, Jan 13, Turf S – “colic”
Hi Fidelity, Jan 14, Cal Expo R
Rakasa, Jan 14, Gulfstream R – “suffered catastrophic injury past wire”
Sky Writer, Jan 14, Mahoning R – “took a bad step…euthanized on track”
Raagheb, Jan 14, Turf R – “fracture, rupture”
Mugaritz, Jan 16, Golden Gate R – “lost action”
Tamarando’s Mine, Jan 17, Turf R – “carpus fracture”
Adorable Brittany, Jan 17, Turf R – “fracture, luxation”
Bearpath, Jan 19, Mahoning R – “took a bad step…euthanized on track”
Wed O’s Champ, Jan 19, Turf R – “fracture, rupture”
Winetastic, Jan 20, Aqueduct R – “suffered an injury, euthanized on the track”
Devils Dare, Jan 21, Belmont S – “found in stall unable to stand…euthanized”
Aries, Jan 21, Turf S – “colic”
Lily Malacara, Jan 21, Turf S – “colic”
Hoboken Hustle, Jan 24, Mahoning R – “took a bad step…euthanized”
Derby Kisses, Jan 25, Belmont T – “suffered a complete P1 fracture”
Cause I’m Leavin, Jan 26, Turf T
Circus Ride, Jan 27, Turf R – “[injured in] gate”
Minit Maus, Feb 1, Belmont T – “pulled up lame…euthanized”
Dylans Wild Cat, Feb 3, Santa Anita T
Convert Dinario N, Feb 9, Saratoga Harness T – “possible cardiovascular collapse”
Ms Michelle, Feb 9, Turf R – “broke both front legs”
Sky’s the Limit, Feb 10, Turf R – “shattered sesamoid”
Timeless Joke, Feb 11, Fair Grounds R – “went wrong”
Windrush Karma, Feb 12, Charles Town R – “was pulled up with a fatal injury”
Cielo d’Oro, Feb 12, Tampa Bay R – “suffered an apparent catastrophic injury”
Pepe’s Pride, Feb 15, Belmont T – “humeral fracture”
Kodiak King, Feb 16, Turf R – “fractured shoulder”
Bet On Mookie, Feb 17, San Luis Rey T
Dazzle Time, Feb 18, Belmont S – “inoperable colic”
Creative Courage, Feb 18, Turfway R – “ran through fence…sudden death”
Elegant Son, Feb 20, Saratoga Harness R – “apparent broken neck”
Uncaptured Soldier, Feb 22, Mahoning R – “suffered a catastrophic injury”
Happy Medium, Feb 24, Belmont T – “pulled up, splint, ambulanced, euthanized”
Peacebethejourney, Feb 24, Turfway R – “fell [in] stretch in distress”
Windsors Tail, Feb 25, Charles Town R – “taken up with a fatal injury”
Johnny Fontaine, Feb 26, Aqueduct R – “suffered an injury nearing 1/8 pole”
Geno, Feb 26, Belmont T – “suffered an injury while galloping – euthanized”
Prime Cartel, Feb 26, Rillito R – “injured at wire”
Brastika, Feb 26, Rillito R – “injured [at] 1/8”
Warren’s Showtime, Feb 26, Santa Anita T – “broken leg”
Secret Prize, Feb 27, Laurel R – “injured…euthanized on the track”
Dyna Cat, Feb 27, Rillito R – “injured”
Irish Cream N Kafe, Feb 27, Rillito R – “flipped”
Stealth Fighter, Mar 4, Oaklawn R (euthanized Mar 5) – “vanned off, [euthanized]”
Supah Sista, Mar 4, Turf R – “fractured cannon”
unidentified, Mar 6, Parx S – “equine herpesvirus”
unidentified, Mar 9, Fonner S – “EHV-1”
Awesome Remix, Mar 9, Gulfstream R – “suffered a catastrophic injury, fell”
Copper Peg, Mar 9, Turf T – “fractured fetlock”
Con Lima, Mar 9, WinStar Farm (Kentucky) S – “suffered catastrophic injuries in stall”
unidentified, Mar 10, Fonner S – “EHV-1”
Distinguished, Mar 11, Turf T – “fractured shoulder”
Black Drop, Mar 11, Turf R – “collapsed, [died]” (four years old)
Ballet Royalty, Mar 12, Los Alamitos R – “sudden death” (five years old)
Shez Ifs, Mar 13, Rillito R – “injured at wire”
Herecomesangelina, Mar 14, Belmont T – “collapsed and died” (two years old)
Brewery Gulch, Mar 17, Turf T
Dr. Grant, Mar 18, Charles Town R – “fatally injured…euthanized on the track”
Fastidious, Mar 19, Los Alamitos R – “musculoskeletal”
The Last Charlie, Mar 19, Rillito R – “injured after wire”
Bali Brava, Mar 19, Rillito R – “injured at 3/8”
Stolen Lives, Mar 20, Los Alamitos R – “musculoskeletal”
Bud Lovweiser, Mar 20, Turf S
Ruby Jane, Mar 21, Mahoning R – “took a bad step, euthanized on the track”
Reign On, Mar 21, Turf S
Steadfast Love, Mar 22, Belmont T – “humeral fracture, muscle atrophy”
Lil Ms. Phyllis, Mar 22, Turf S
See You At Front, Mar 23, Los Alamitos T – “musculoskeletal”
Declared Best Card, Mar 24, Turf R
A Colt Named Susie, Mar 25, Aqueduct R – “suffered an injury…euthanized on track”
Dr. Devera’s Way, Mar 25, Charles Town R – “eased with a fatal injury”
Cazilda Fortytales, Mar 26, Aqueduct R – “collapsed fatally” (five years old)
Noble Thought, Mar 26, Belmont T – “injured…euthanized on track”
Sweet Baby Raelynn, Apr 1, Tampa Bay R – “suffered a catastrophic injury”
Five Alarm Robin, Apr 2, Belmont T – “collapsed and died breezing” (five years old)
Declareatruce, Apr 2, Camden (SC) R – “fell and broke his neck, dead on impact”
Sawmill Favorite, Apr 4, Turf S
Rum Chaser, Apr 6, Mahoning R – “collapsed on the track” (two years old)
All American Candy, Apr 6, Turf R
Run the Tap, Apr 8, Keeneland R – “presumed fractured pelvis”
Lord Licorice, Apr 10, Aqueduct R – “fell heavily, euthanized on track”
Beach N Front, Apr 10, Remington R – “fell near wire”
Dario’s Angel, Apr 11, Belmont S – “to [hospital] via ambulance, euthanized”
Never Not Dancing, Apr 11, Saratoga Harness R – “apparent broken neck”
Sister Luck, Apr 14, Belmont T (euthanized Apr 17) – “suspected pelvic fracture”
Stormin’ Cougar, Apr 14, Laurel R – “sustained a catastrophic injury”
Brice, Apr 16, Oaklawn R – “pulled up, vanned off, [euthanized]”
Midnight Bourbon, Apr 17, Churchill T – “acute gastrointestinal distress”
Royally Command, Apr 17, Santa Anita R – “musculoskeletal”
Green Eye Woman, Apr 19, Turf T
Launch Pad, Apr 20, Turf T
Green Light Go, Apr 22, Belmont T – “unsalvageable injuries”
Scream and Shout, Apr 23, Los Alamitos R – “musculoskeletal”
Magnolia, Apr 25, Santa Anita T – “musculoskeletal”
Cayton Kid, Apr 26, Santa Anita T – “musculoskeletal”
Lovelee Honor, Apr 28, Finger Lakes S – “colic without resolution”
Baby I’m Perfect, Apr 28, Belmont R – “sustained an injury at the five-furlong pole”
Bellybutton Icon, Apr 28, Turf R
Cozy Dancer, Apr 30, Belmont S – “injured in stall after getting cast”
Not So Grimm, Apr 30, Belmont R – “vanned off, euthanized in barn”
Mr. Alec, Apr 30, Charlotte (Queen’s Cup) R – “LF leg fracture prior to 9th fence”
Trustworthy, Apr 30, Fairmount R – “had to be humanely euthanized”
Sinless, May 2, Finger Lakes R – “appeared in distress, fell”
Wakanda, May 2, Vernon S – “found deceased in its stall”
Make Me Blush, May 3, Turf R
Pink Dress, May 3, Vernon S – “neurologic symptoms, euthanized”
Thechromeweknow, May 4, Thistledown R – “pulled up in distress, euthanized”
Autism’s Ribbon, May 4, Turf T
yet-to-be-named 2-year-old, May 5, Belmont S – “died in his stall”
Fast Getaway, May 5, Belmont T – “injured, ambulanced, euthanized”
The Valiant One, May 5, Turf S
Speedcuber, May 7, Santa Anita R (euthanized May 9) – “injured near 1/8 pole”
Jess Dale First, May 7, Santa Cruz R – “[broke down after wire]”
Pray for My Owner, May 13, Santa Anita R – “collapsed – sudden death” (four years old)
Monarch Beach, May 14, Pimlico R – “catastrophic injury, euthanized on track”
Barraza, May 14, Santa Anita T – “injury during morning exercise”
True Upgrade, May 17, Parx R – “suffered catastrophic injury…euthanized”
No More Miracles, May 18, Finger Lakes T – “collapsed and expired after a.m. workout”

The Killing Fields: Dead Racehorses at the Various Tracks (132, and counting)

Arizona
Arizona Downs:
Rillito Park: 7 dead racehorses
Turf Paradise: 31 dead racehorses
Santa Cruz: 1 dead racehorse

Arkansas
Oaklawn Park: 2 dead racehorses

California
Del Mar:
Golden Gate Fields: 3 dead racehorses
Los Alamitos Race Course: 6 dead racehorses
Santa Anita Park: 8 dead racehorses
San Luis Rey: 1 dead racehorse
Cal Expo: 1 dead racehorse

Colorado
Arapahoe Park:

Delaware
Delaware Park:

Florida
Gulfstream Park: 2 dead racehorses
Tampa Bay Downs: 2 dead racehorses
Palm Meadows Training Facility:
Pompano Park:

Illinois
Fairmount Park: 1 dead racehorse
Hawthorne Race Course:

Indiana
Indiana Grand:
Hoosier Park:

Iowa
Prairie Meadows:

Kentucky
Churchill Downs: 1 dead racehorse
Ellis Park:
Keeneland: 2 dead racehorses
Kentucky Downs:
Turfway Park: 2 dead racehorses
WinStar Farm: 1 dead racehorse

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

Maryland
Laurel Park: 2 dead racehorses
Pimlico Race Course: 1 dead racehorse
Timonium:

Minnesota
Canterbury Park:

Nebraska
Columbus Racing:
Fonner Park: 2 dead racehorses
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: 7 dead racehorses
Belmont Park: 21 dead racehorses
Finger Lakes Racetrack: 3 dead racehorses
Saratoga Race Course:
Batavia Downs:
Buffalo Raceway:
Monticello Raceway:
Saratoga Harness: 3 dead racehorses
Tioga Downs:
Vernon Downs: 2 dead racehorses

North Carolina
Charlotte (Queen’s Cup): 1 dead racehorse

Ohio
Belterra Park:
Mahoning Valley: 6 dead racehorses
Thistledown: 1 dead racehorse
Miami Valley:
Northfield Park: 3 dead racehorses

Oklahoma
Fair Meadows:
Remington Park: 1 dead racehorse
Will Rogers Downs:

Oregon
Grants Pass:

Pennsylvania
Parx Racing: 2 dead racehorses
Penn National:
Presque Isle Downs:
Meadows:
Pocono:
Pennsylvania Hunt:

South Carolina
Camden (steeplechase): 1 dead racehorse

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

Virginia
Colonial Downs:

Washington
Emerald Downs:
Sun Downs:

West Virginia
Charles Town Races: 4 dead racehorses
Mountaineer Racetrack:

Wyoming
Energy Downs:
Sweetwater Downs:

Sources:
Arizona Department of Gaming
California Horse Racing Board
Colorado Department of Revenue
Delaware 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
Montana Department of Commerce
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.