5-year-old Sound of Drums, reported as vanned off after Saturday’s 7th race at Aqueduct, in fact fractured two sesamoids and is dead. This is trainer Chris Englehart’s 24th (21 racing or training) NY death since 2009. Sound of Drums was owned by My Purple Haze Stables.

Monday afternoon at Louisiana Downs, 3-year-old Aggressive Prize, claimed (bought) before the race for $5,000, was killed on-track. Her trainer and owner of record were Ray Mayo and Shelly Van Ness. Previous trainers include Phillip Calais Jr and Imad Bitar; previous owners, Casey Calais and Phillip Calais Jr. This is horseracing.

The following racehorses were casualties on American tracks last week:

Campo’s Image, Parx, race 3, vanned off

Magical Stride, Sam Houston, race 6, “in distress after the race with heat exhaustion”

Giant Indian, Laurel, race 7, confirmed dead

Bluehard, Delta, race 2, vanned off
Museum Tour, Delta, race 4, “fell late”
Time for a Memory, Golden Gate, race 6, “went wrong,” vanned off
Broome Street, Gulfstream, race 4, bled, DNF
Majestic Man, Tampa Bay, race 7, vanned off

Valid Wildfire, Calder, race 4, vanned off
Calming Sea, Charles Town, race 2, “came back bleeding from the nose”
Sea Rep Run, Charles Town, race 6, broke down
Jackie Lane, Delta, race 11, vanned off
H T H Thirtyseven, Hawthorne, race 1, vanned off
R C Devil, Sunland, race 11, vanned off

Mean Season, Aqueduct, race 3, vanned off
Sound of Drums, Aqueduct, race 7, vanned off
Beer Is Good, Aqueduct, race 10, vanned off
Mommieslilmonster, Charles Town, race 6, vanned off
Ode to Joy O’Nine, Fair Grounds, race 5, vanned off
Tacara Mucho, Golden Gate, race 2, “pulled up lame,” vanned off
Malahide, Hawthorne, race 6, vanned off
News Bulletin, Hawthorne, race 8, vanned off
Syeshacat, Mountaineer, race 4, broke down
First Time John, Turf, race 2, vanned off

King Moon, Oaklawn, race 4, broke down
Armed Intelligence, Parx, race 6, “in distress,” vanned off
Cherokee Mystery, Parx, race 8, “broke in a tangle,” DNF
Candy Eye, Santa Anita, race 5, vanned off
Decoy, Sunland, race 9, “went wrong,” vanned off
Natural Shelter, Tampa Bay, race 10, vanned off
Goodbye Charlie, Turf, race 7, vanned off

I was able to confirm that 5-year-old Giant Indian, listed as broke down in Wednesday’s 7th race at Laurel Park, was indeed killed. This was his second start under trainer Chris Englehart and owner Ralph Perrone, having recently (December) been purchased for $16,000. This is horseracing.

One of the two horses who “fell heavily” in Saturday’s 3rd race at Aqueduct is confirmed dead: 3-year-old Andromeda’s Coming, trained by Carl Domino and owned by Henry and Janet Oak. Also, in last night’s 7th race at Buffalo Raceway, Pay Tribute (trainer, John Perrin) “took [a] bad step, pulled up [with a] fractured RF pastern [and was] euthanized on track.” This was Buffalo’s second death in five days. NY’s 2014 Death Toll: 14.