Killed, 2023

Horses Killed on or at U.S. Tracks, 2023 (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.)

In My Heart, Jan 1, Los Alamitos R – “musculoskeletal”
Last Gifted Eagle, Jan 5, Turf R
Ma Coco, Jan 6, Tampa Bay R – “pulled up in distress, euthanized”
unidentified, early Jan, Gulfstream S – “sudden death”
Firing Carol, Jan 7, Aqueduct R – “injured, vanned off, euthanized”
Tap Union, Jan 7, Golden Gate S – “colic” (three years old)
Bo Derek, Jan 8, Gulfstream R – “went wrong, fell”
Big Future, Jan 8, Los Alamitos T – “musculoskeletal” (two years old)
Alsalam, Jan 9, Los Alamitos T – “musculoskeletal” (two years old)
Bloodstockshalltab, Jan 12, Batavia R – “horse took a bad step, euthanized”
Emma’s Dance, Jan 14, Golden Gate S
Press On, Jan 20, Santa Anita T – “musculoskeletal”
Feeling Well, Jan 25, Los Alamitos T – “musculoskeletal”
Garth Road, Jan 27, Aqueduct R – “pulled up injured, vanned off, euthanized”
Woodmere Skyroller, Jan 27, Yonkers S – “died in stall 18” (five years old)
Actuator, Jan 28, Santa Anita T – “sudden death” (three years old)
Party Game, Feb 1, Santa Anita T – “musculoskeletal”

The Killing Fields: Dead Racehorses at the Various Tracks (17, and counting)

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

Arkansas
Oaklawn Park:

California
Del Mar:
Golden Gate Fields: 2 dead racehorses
Los Alamitos Race Course: 4 dead racehorses
Santa Anita Park: 3 dead racehorses
Sacramento:
San Luis Rey:
Cal Expo:
Pleasanton:

Colorado
Arapahoe Park:

Delaware
Delaware Park:

Florida
Gulfstream Park: 2 dead racehorses
Tampa Bay Downs: 1 dead racehorse
Palm Meadows Training Facility:
Pompano Park:

Illinois
Fairmount Park:
Hawthorne Race Course:

Indiana
Horseshoe:
Hoosier Park:

Iowa
Prairie Meadows:

Kentucky
Churchill Downs:
Ellis Park:
Keeneland:
Kentucky Downs:
Turfway Park:

Louisiana
Delta Downs:
Evangeline Downs:
Fair Grounds:
Louisiana Downs:

Maryland
Laurel Park:
Pimlico Race Course:

Minnesota
Canterbury Park:

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

New Jersey
Monmouth Park:
Meadowlands:

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

New York
Aqueduct Racetrack: 2 dead racehorses
Belmont Park:
Finger Lakes Racetrack:
Saratoga Race Course:
Batavia Downs: 1 dead racehorse
Buffalo Raceway:
Monticello Raceway:
Saratoga Harness:
Tioga Downs:
Vernon Downs:
Yonkers Raceway: 1 dead racehorse

Ohio
Belterra Park:
Mahoning Valley:
Thistledown:
Dayton Raceway:
Miami Valley:
Northfield Park:
Scioto Downs:

Oklahoma
Fair Meadows:
Remington Park:
Will Rogers Downs:

Oregon
Grants Pass:

Pennsylvania
Parx Racing:
Penn National:
Presque Isle Downs:
Meadows:
Pocono:

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

Virginia
Colonial Downs:
Great Meadow:
Middleburg:
Montpelier:

Washington
Emerald Downs:
Sun Downs:

West Virginia
Charles Town Races:
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. – Patrick Battuello