Killed, 2023

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

(Please note: This list will grow exponentially as FOIA documents start to come in. For context, please see killed lists from previous years.)

(R: Racing; T: Training; S: Stall)

In My Heart, Jan 1, Los Alamitos R – “musculoskeletal”
Last Gifted Eagle, Jan 5, Turf R – “[multiple] pelvic/vertebral fractures, bone exposed”
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”
Kat’s Hitman, Jan 12, Turf R – “[multiple] fractures, tendon tear, hemorrhage”
Emma’s Dance, Jan 14, Golden Gate S
Goldbar, Jan 14, Laurel S – cause not disclosed (was raced Jan 7)
Pop Pop Susi, Jan 20, Penn R – “went bad, vanned off, [euthanized]”
Press On, Jan 20, Santa Anita T – “musculoskeletal”
Rail Hugger, Jan 22, Turf S – “horse was found dead in its stall”
Feeling Well, Jan 25, Los Alamitos T – “musculoskeletal”
Drama Diva, Jan 25, Turf S – “found dead in morning: multisystemic hemorrhage”
Graze Stone, Jan 25, Turf T – “blunt-force trauma…brain hemorrhage”
Garth Road, Jan 27, Aqueduct R – “injured, vanned off, euthanized”
Aerator, Jan 27, Turfway R – “[multiple] fractures, severe soft tissue damage”
Woodmere Skyroller, Jan 27, Yonkers S – “died in stall 18” (five years old)
Slow Down Summer, Jan 28, Aqueduct R – “vanned off in distress, euthanized”
Actuator, Jan 28, Santa Anita T – “sudden death” (three years old)
This Famous Dream, Jan 28, Turf R – “comminuted fractures, ligament rupture”
Class Proof, Jan 28, Turf R – “compound fracture…bone protruding”
Party Game, Feb 1, Santa Anita T – “musculoskeletal”
Golden Rachel, Feb 4, Turf R – “[multiple] spine fractures, cord severed”
Hurrikane Mon Ami, Feb 4, Yonkers S – “died in stable area” (raced two days prior)
Bullout, Feb 5, Laurel T – “comminuted pastern fracture” (two years old)
Master Ruler, Feb 5, Rillito R (euth Feb 12) – “severe pleuropneumonia with abscesses”
yet-to-be-named 2-year-old, Feb 7, San Luis Rey T – “musculoskeletal”
Swamp Souffle, Feb 7, Turf S – “lame after race, severe laminitis, coffin bone rotation”
Cerulean, Feb 8, Santa Anita T – “sudden death” (four years old)
Mizhipzletus, Feb 8, Turf S – “sweating profusely, fever of 102, died several minutes later”
Celtic Cousen, Feb 10, Laurel T – “[multiple] fractures” (three years old)
The Trend Continue, Feb 10, Turf T – “trauma to head/brain” (three years old)
Caramelito, Feb 10, Turfway R – “severe, extensive tearing and rupture of tendon”
Merci Road, Feb 11, Charles Town R – “fell with a fatal injury”
Merit Song, Feb 11, Santa Anita R – “vanned off, [euthanized]”
Decorated My Life, Feb 11, Santa Anita R – “sustained injury, euthanized”
Mia Casa, Feb 13, Los Alamitos T – “accident”
He’s a Candy Man, Feb 13, Turf R (euth Feb 20) – “[multiple] fractures”
Lord Brownie, Feb 17, Belmont S – “progressive worsening of laminitis, euthanized”
Petit Verdot, Feb 17, Turfway R – “[multiple] comminuted fractures of scapula”
She’s a Black Belt, Feb 18, Aqueduct R – “injured foreleg, vanned off, euthanized”
Jelly Nougat, Feb 20, Aqueduct R – “suffered an injury…euthanized on the track”
Big Talker, Feb 20, Santa Anita R – “collapsed and died” (four years old)
Crafty Jack, Feb 21, Parx R – “suffered catastrophic injury…euthanized”
Friendly Fella, Feb 22, Charles Town R – “pulled up with fatal injury”
Big Laugh, Feb 22, Golden Gate S – “gastrointestinal” (two years old)
Auspicious Lad, Feb 23, Laurel S – “sudden death” (three years old)
Black Sambuca, Feb 25, Turf T – “fractured cannon” (three years old)
Amman, Feb 26, Aqueduct R – “sustained injury to RF, euthanized”
Iron Soul, Feb 26, Rillito R – “fell: fractured spine/pelvis”
Juana Gallo, Feb 26, Turf R – “[multiple] fractures: cannon, sesamoids, P1, P2”
Rap Star, Feb 27, Mahoning R – “suffered catastrophic injury, euthanized”
Mucho, Mar, Oaklawn S – “colic” (last raced Feb 25)
Mystical Image, Mar 1, Turf R – “fell: comminuted scapular fracture involving neck”
Starzan, Mar 1, Turf R – “fell over [above], landing on back: [multiple] vertebral fractures”
Miss Taken, Mar 2, Middleburg S – “severe infection in lungs” (two years old)
Ultimate Diva, Mar 3, Golden Gate R – “injured during the gallop out”
Whenudon’t Know, Mar 5, Rillito R – “fell: fractured shoulder”
Heza Valentine, Mar 6, Golden Gate S
One Dashing Gallito, Mar 8, Turf S – “gastric rupture”
Funwhileitlasted, Mar 9, Belmont S – “euthanized in stall”
Joy Enamorada, Mar 9, Turfway R – “[multiple] comminuted fractures, severe tissue damage”
Cailin Diana, Mar 13, Los Alamitos T – “sudden death” (four years old)
Miss Glorious, Mar 13, Turf T – “[multiple] fractures”
Em’s Winaholic, Mar 13, Turf R – “fractured shoulder”
Bank On Shea, Mar 16, Belmont S – “euthanized due to illness”
Shy Bella, Mar 16, Charles Town R – “fell…euthanized on the track”
Fort Defiance, Mar 17, Turfway R – “[multiple] fractures, [multiple] ruptures”
Chef Menteur, Mar 18, Gulfstream R – “suffered catastrophic injury, euthanized”
Lady Macho, Mar 18, Laurel R – “fell: comminuted fracture”
Beverly Vista, Mar 18, Santa Anita R – “injured, vanned off, euthanized” (first race)
Manuka Bobby, Mar 20, Mahoning R – “suffered catastrophic injury…euthanized”
Forth, Mar 25, Laurel R – “bad step, fell: comminuted cannon fracture”
Saltwater Gypsy, Mar 25, Oaklawn R – “fell, [died]” (two years old)
Vezpa, Mar 25, Turfway R – “fetlock open and disarticulated, ruptured ligaments, torn tendons”
Older Brother, Mar 26, Turf R – “[multiple] fractures”
Cut the Check, Mar 28, Belmont S – “euthanized for lung disease” (three years old)
Hexotique, Mar 28, Belmont S – “euthanized due to fracture” (not yet raced)
Utterly Courageous, Mar 29, Laurel T – “sesamoid fracture/laminitis”
Nicos Clave 7, Mar 29, Turf R – “severed spine” (two years old)
Wudda U Think Now, Apr, Belmont S – “colic, founder”
Hair of the Dog, Apr 1, Charles Town R – “fatal injury, euthanized on track”
Haveulostyourmind, Apr 1, Turf T – “hemorrhage, sudden death”
Meetmeinkingston, Apr 2, Gulfstream R – “under distress…euthanized”
Autism Ability, Apr 2, Los Alamitos R – “sudden death” (five years old)
Hesa Charmer, Apr 3, Tioga T – “expired while training”
Another Wine, Apr 3, Turf T – “[multiple] fractures” (three years old)
Waites Kingdom, Apr 5, Mahoning R – “took a bad step…was euthanized”
Midnight Vow, Apr 5, Santa Anita S
Maajaackkobe, Apr 7, Yonkers R – “broke his leg during the 5th race”
Practical Julia, Apr 8, Aqueduct R – “injured, vanned off, [euthanized]”
Montana’sbigsunset, Apr 8, Finger Lakes T – “sudden death” (four years old)
Lexcellent, Apr 8, Golden Gate S
We Call Him Clyde, Apr 8, Laurel T – “comminuted pastern fracture”
Notion Street, Apr 8, Laurel T – “sesamoid fracture”
Gaslight, Apr 10, Belmont S – “euthanized due to cellulitis” (four years old)
Hello Jamrock, Apr 11, Laurel S – “cellulitis, laminitis [different limbs]” (raced Apr 2)
Blue Paynt, Apr 12, Belmont T – “fracture, transported to barn, euthanized”
Thousand Island, Apr 12, Belmont S – “euthanized after examination” (unraced)
Goin to the Show, Apr 13, Keeneland R – “[multiple] fractures, severe soft tissue damage”
Singing the Oldies, Apr 16, Gulfstream R – “fell…euthanized”
Major Attraction, Apr 17, Turf S – “arthritis” (seven years old, last raced Feb 26)
Witty Banter, Apr 18, Laurel T – “multiple fractures”
Master of the Ring, Apr 19, Keeneland R – “fell: [multiple] comminuted fractures and tears”
Golden Pegasus, Apr 20, Laurel R – “catastrophic injury, euthanized on the track”
Bigmancan, Apr 20, Laurel R – “pulled up lame: comminuted fracture”
Strong Silent, Apr 22, Gulfstream R – “tried to jump fallen foe…euthanized”
Lionessofbrittany, Apr 22, Gulfstream R – “fell…euthanized”
Wolfe County, Apr 26, Keeneland R – “[multiple] fractures, [multiple] ruptures”
Wild On Ice, Apr 27, Churchill T – “injured, [euthanized]”
Perceived, Apr 28, Aqueduct R – “injured after finish, euthanized on track”
Code of Kings, Apr 29, Churchill R – “flipped multiple times, broke neck”
Parents Pride, Apr 29, Churchill R – “collapsed and died” (four years old)
Speed Alert, Apr 29, Foxfield R – “[multiple] fractures, [multiple] ruptures”
Crazy Dreams, Apr 29, Golden Gate R – “took a bad step”
American Boy N, Apr 29, Monticello S – “discovered with comminuted fracture in stall”
Mamzooj, Apr 30, Oaklawn R – “went wrong”
Take Charge Briana, May 2, Churchill R – “[multiple] fractures, fetlock open and disarticulated”
Chasing Artie, May 2, Churchill R – “collapsed and died” (five years old)
Kadens Courage, May 2, Parx R – “fell, catastrophic injury, euthanized”
Nightmare Moon, May 4, Belmont S – “pleuropneumonia” (two years old)
An Agent Mistake, May 4, Santa Anita S – “colic”
Chloe’s Dream, May 6, Churchill R – “went wrong: multiple fractures”
Freezing Point, May 6, Churchill R – “[multiple] fractures, tears, rupture”
Tapwood, May 6, Great Meadow R – “collapsed and died” (five years old)
Mon Paradis, May 9, Mountaineer R – “injured past wire, euthanized on track”
Reed Kan, May 13, Belmont R – “injured, vanned off, euthanized”
Bosque Redondo, May 13, Churchill R – “injured, vanned off, euthanized”
Rio Moon, May 14, Churchill R – “catastrophic injury after wire…euthanized”
Smile for Glory, May 14, Santa Anita S
Good Culture, May 17, Parx R – “suffered catastrophic injury…euthanized”
Swanson Lake, May 20, Churchill R – “injured, vanned off, euthanized”
Havnameltdown, May 20, Pimlico R – “sustained catastrophic injury, euthanized on track”
Carolina Mia, May 21, Golden Gate R – “injured, vanned off, euthanized”
Honor Our Fallen, May 21, Santa Anita S (two years old)
Bustin Lulu, May 23, Belmont S (was raced just three days prior)
Impazible Donna, May 26, Belmont R (euth Jun 2) – “injured, vanned off, pneumonia”
Lost in Limbo, May 26, Churchill R – “fell, euthanized”
Kaon, May 26, Saratoga S – undisclosed reason (was trained May 6)
Troubling Moon, May 27, Belmont T – “suffered sudden cardiac death event”
Kimberley Dream, May 27, Churchill R – “went wrong, euthanized”
Battle Station, May 28, Belmont T – “injured, euthanized”
Ivory Senator, May 28, Ruidoso R – “vanned off, euthanized”
Mach West, May 28, Tioga R – “collapsed and deemed expired”
Chaysenbryn, Jun 1, Belmont R – “suffered an injury…euthanized on track”
Jamminjl, Jun 4, Monmouth R – “injured, fell, euthanized”
Trinni Summer, Jun 6, Mountaineer R – “took a bad step”
Auntie Mimi, Jun 8, Santa Anita T – “musculoskeletal”
Rio King, Jun 9, Pleasanton S

The Killing Fields: Dead Racehorses at the Various Tracks (154, and counting)

Rillito Park: 3 dead racehorses
Turf Paradise: 24 dead racehorses

Oaklawn Park: 3 dead racehorses

Del Mar:
Golden Gate Fields: 8 dead racehorses
Los Alamitos Race Course: 7 dead racehorses
Santa Anita Park: 13 dead racehorses
San Luis Rey: 1 dead racehorse
Cal Expo:
Pleasanton: 1 dead racehorse

Arapahoe Park:

Delaware Park:

Gulfstream Park: 7 dead racehorses
Tampa Bay Downs: 1 dead racehorse
Palm Meadows Training Facility:
Pompano Park:

Fairmount Park:
Hawthorne Race Course:

Hoosier Park:

Prairie Meadows:

Churchill Downs: 12 dead racehorses
Ellis Park:
Keeneland: 3 dead racehorses
Kentucky Downs:
Turfway Park: 6 dead racehorses

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

Laurel Park: 13 dead racehorses
Pimlico Race Course: 1 dead racehorse

Canterbury Park:

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

New Jersey
Monmouth Park: 1 dead racehorse

New Mexico
Ruidoso Downs: 1 dead racehorse
Sunland Park:
Sunray Park:
Zia Park:

New York
Aqueduct Racetrack: 8 dead racehorses
Belmont Park: 16 dead racehorses
Finger Lakes Racetrack: 1 dead racehorse
Saratoga Race Course: 1 dead racehorse
Batavia Downs: 1 dead racehorse
Buffalo Raceway:
Monticello Raceway: 1 dead racehorse
Saratoga Harness:
Tioga Downs: 2 dead racehorses
Vernon Downs:
Yonkers Raceway: 3 dead racehorses

Belterra Park:
Mahoning Valley: 3 dead racehorses
Dayton Raceway:
Miami Valley:
Northfield Park:
Scioto Downs:

Fair Meadows:
Remington Park:
Will Rogers Downs:

Grants Pass:

Parx Racing: 3 dead racehorses
Penn National: 1 dead racehorse
Presque Isle Downs:

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

Colonial Downs:
Foxfield: 1 dead racehorse
Great Meadow: 1 dead racehorse
Middleburg: 1 dead racehorse

Emerald Downs:
Sun Downs:

West Virginia
Charles Town Races: 4 dead racehorses
Mountaineer Racetrack: 2 dead racehorses

Energy Downs:
Sweetwater Downs:

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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