An Open Question For Ray Paulick

In the past week, Ray Paulick, industry apologist extraordinaire, published obituaries on two highly successful racehorses: 1992 Preakness winner and $2 million earner Pine Bluff (“old age”) and “champion sire” (“112 stakes winners, 12 Champions, 4 Breeders’ Cup winners and 2 Classic winners”) Smart Strike (laminitis).

Yet I wonder, Mr. Paulick, where are the reports on these – the lowly, the pedestrian, the mere cogs in your precious “sport of kings”?

Killed In Action, 2014:

3-year-old Aunt Meanie, January 1, Fair Grounds 9
5-year-old Uncle Smokey, January 2, Aqueduct 7
3-year-old Shand, January 2, Santa Anita 8
4-year-old Sassy Cherokee, January 4, Charles Town 1
3-year-old Classic Ford, January 4, Fair Grounds 10
2-year-old Side Street, January 4, Gulfstream 3
8-year-old Caixa Eletronica, January 4, Belmont, training
3-year-old Six Drivers, January 4, Belmont, training
2-year-old Blonde for Ever, January 6, Parx 3
4-year-old Clodhopper, January 6, Turf 3
4-year-old Good Mother Fran, January 6, Gulfstream, training
8-year-old Devils Afleet, January 8, Turf 3
2-year-old Casey Lynn, January 9, Delta 1
3-year-old Battle Silk, January 9, Delta 9
4-year-old Skip the Limit, January 11, Charles Town 6
4-year-old Golden Archway, January 11, Tampa Bay 3
10-year-old Stormy Surge, January 12, Golden Gate, training
3-year-old Go Canes Go, January 13, Belmont, training
2-year-old Grab Your Partner, January 13, Tampa Bay, training
6-year-old Mystery Taste, January 14, Beulah 7
Standardbred Scootin Keefe, January 14, Scarborough (injured in a previous NY race)
5-year-old Mr. Oz, January 15, Tampa Bay 2
4-year-old Past Glory, January 16, Charles Town 8
3-year-old Forgot to Duck, January 16, Golden Gate, training
3-year-old Zesty Perry, January 16, Hialeah, training
3-year-old The Mikester, January 16, Penn 1
2-year-old Jmf La Panchista, January 17, Hialeah 5
5-year-old Actin Lucky, January 18, Charles Town 7
4-year-old Diplomatic Gal, January 18, Charles Town 7
2-year-old Lucky Cowgirl, January 18, Gulfstream, training
6-year-old More Nuggets, January 18, Hialeah 3
4-year-old Trick the Queen, January 18, Laurel 5
3-year-old Longevity, January 18, Oaklawn 3
4-year-old A Boy Named Em, January 18, Penn 4
2-year-old Top Data, January 20, Fair Grounds 9
3-year-old Soul Searcher, January 20, Golden Gate 8
8-year-old Raised for Speed, January 20, Gulfstream 9
9-year-old Suzzona, January 20, Gulfstream 10
5-year-old Hey Dirty Face, January 21, Calder, training
4-year-old Vanessa Flag, January 21, Sunland, race 9
5-year-old Holleran, January 22, Beulah 2
3-year-old Miss Go Free, January 24, Golden Gate, training
4-year-old Shesonlyseventeen, January 24, Los Alamitos 7
2-year-old Electric Eddie, January 25, Santa Anita 10
3-year-old Dixie Sparkle, January 26, Aqueduct 7
3-year-old Silent Blessing, January 26, Calder 2
2-year-old Our Mary Grace, January 26, Gulfstream, training
3-year-old Corona Favorita, January 26, Hialeah 6
4-year-old Gimmenosass, January 26, Turf 8
2-year-old Heavenly Champion, January 27, Gulfstream, training
4-year-old Royal Affair, January 29, Beulah 1
2-year-old Valar Dohaeris, January 30, Belmont, training
3-year-old Budding Affair, January 31, Golden Gate, training
2-year-old Love Is Enough, January 31, Laurel, training
4-year-old Flashy in Pink, February 1, Belmont, training
9-year-old Flyingpalm, February 1, Beulah, training
4-year-old Charlie Company, February 1, Golden Gate, training
3-year-old Victory Unveiled, February 1, Laurel, training
5-year-old One to a Royal, February 1, Laurel, training
2-year-old Tizardo, February 1, Oaklawn 9
4-year-old Flanker Valley, February 2, Tampa Bay, training
Standardbred Ciem, February 4, Northfield
4-year-old Minotaur, February 4, Turf 1
5-year-old Silver Cloud, February 5, Tampa Bay 9
2-year-old Salt Block, February 6, Laurel 4
3-year-old Cougarontheprowl, February 6, Santa Anita 4
4-year-old Mr Manske, February 7, Charles Town 4
2-year-old Recall Dynaformer, February 8, Gulfstream 4
3-year-old Nicki Starshine, February 8, Gulfstream 10
4-year-old Malibu Affair, February 8, Sunland 9
6-year-old Mezuman, February 10, Calder, training
5-year-old Grass Blade, February 13, Calder, training
1-year-old Manchas Mojave, February 13, Golden Gate, training
8-year-old Moscato, February 14, Golden Gate 7
Standardbred Fire in the Night, February 14, Pompano
1-year-old Jazz Corona, February 14, Remington, training
5-year-old Code of Conduct, February 14, Santa Anita 7
3-year-old Siren’s Secret, February 15, Calder 5 (euthanized February 18)
5-year-old Pretty Darn Good, February 15, Emerald, training
4-year-old LG Jet, February 15, Turf 2
4-year-old Vero’s Hero, February 16, Gulfstream 1
3-year-old He’s Not Too Shaby, February 17, Santa Anita 9
5-year-old Gracias, February 17, Turf 2
4-year-old Lucian, February 18, Remington, training
Standardbred Mega Hall, February 19, Northfield
3-year-old Dream for Dean, February 20, Calder, training
3-year-old Sum Royal, February 20, Charles Town 2
3-year-old Marie B, February 20, Laurel, training
3-year-old Ya No Esta, February 21, Calder 3
3-year-old Very Elusive, February 21, Golden Gate, training
8-year-old All Tanked Up, February 21, Hawthorne 3
3-year-old Take It Up a Notch, February 21, Remington, training
2-year-old Ghost Tour, February 21, Tampa Bay, training
3-year-old Andromeda’s Coming, February 22, Aqueduct 3
3-year-old Pleasant Shaker, February 22, Aqueduct 3
9-year-old Miss Palatine, February 22, Hawthorne 2
4-year-old Body of Evidence, February 22, Hialeah 2
3-year-old Scouts Diva, February 22, Hialeah 10
Standardbred Scottie C, February 22, Buffalo 3
3-year-old Byerley Barb, February 23, Golden Gate, training
2-year-old I’m a Breeze, February 23, Hawthorne 3
3-year-old Apollo Ono, February 23, Hialeah 6
2-year-old Chica de La Noche, February 23, Louisiana 7
Standardbred Pay Tribute, February 26, Buffalo 7
5-year-old Giant Indian, February 26, Laurel 7
4-year-old Sea Rep Run, February 28, Charles Town 6
5-year-old Sound of Drums, March 1, Aqueduct 7
5-year-old News Bulletin, March 1, Hawthorne 8
2-year-old Syeshacat, March 1, Mountaineer 4
3-year-old King Moon, March 2, Oaklawn 4
3-year-old Aggressive Prize, March 3, Louisiana 5
Standardbred I Ride Western, March 3, Northfield
2-year-old Changeinaction, March 5, Belmont, training
4-year-old Tropical Treasure, March 5, Laurel, training
6-year-old The Program, March 6, Fair Grounds 8
1-year-old Ruby Jo, March 6, Golden Gate, training
4-year-old Run in Aruba, March 7, Calder 4
2-year-old Miss Da Sunrise, March 7, Fair Grounds 4
5-year-old Cellophane, March 7, Golden Gate 6
6-year-old Bravo Romeo, March 7, Laurel 2
2-year-old Holy Wildcat, March 8, Gulfstream 7
2-year-old Diamondsontheinside, March 8, Remington 11
2-year-old Jack Brookshire, March 8, Remington 14
3-year-old Lewis’ Son, March 9, Gulfstream, training
4-year-old Spookorific, March 9, Laurel, training
6-year-old Tawdry, March 10, Mountaineer 8
Standardbred Hickory Louie, March 12, Monticello 8
3-year-old Honor Spirit, March 12, Turf 6
2-year-old Uncle Betty, March 13, Charles Town 5
3-year-old Minnie Bear, March 13, Gulfstream, training
5-year-old Chickatari, March 13, Penn 5
2-year-old Promise Me Pyc, March 13, Remington 9
3-year-old Kenai Warrior, March 14, Gulfstream 6
6-year-old Cooper River, March 14, Laurel 3 (euthanized March 29)
4-year-old J Rose Gal, March 14, Tampa Bay 1
4-year-old Concept, March 15, Aqueduct, training
7-year-old Itsagoodtendollars, March 15, Belmont, training
4-year-old Candy’s Jewel, March 15, Los Alamitos 1
Standardbred Seton Hall, March 15, Pompano 5
3-year-old Fardan, March 15, Santa Anita 1
3-year-old Broadway Peyton, March 15, Tampa Bay 6
4-year-old SS Tribal Girl, March 16, Fonner 2 (euthanized March 18)
3-year-old Starlight Dreamer, March 16, Hawthorne 1
5-year-old El Altanero, March 17, Beulah 7
3-year-old Hot Little Thang, March 17, Turf 1
3-year-old Dee Ray, March 19, Calder, training
4-year-old Gadget Girl, March 19, Gulfstream, training
3-year-old Pure Afleet, March 19, Laurel 1 (euthanized March 24)
4-year-old Colonel By, March 21, Charles Town 2
3-year-old Finesse, March 21, Oaklawn 7
4-year-old Garden Tavern, March 22, Charles Town 2
7-year-old Three Rudys, March 22, Fonner 3 (euthanized March 25)
4-year-old Diva On Demand, March 22, Laurel 4
4-year-old Sweetly Put, March 22, Penn 9
2-year-old Texas Spook, March 22, Remington 8
6-year-old Vagabond Shoes, March 22, Santa Anita 4
3-year-old Vengeful, March 23, Gulfstream 2
6-year-old With a Miracle, March 23, Sunland 7
5-year-old Tapits Wildcat, March 26, Turf 8
4-year-old Mi Vengador, March 27, Remington 3 (euthanized March 29)
2-year-old Eyes a Stoli, March 27, Sam Houston 7
6-year-old Kern River, March 28, Fonner 2
3-year-old Art of the Game, March 28, Gulfstream 8
8-year-old Yu Tiger Yu, March 28, Hawthorne 6
2-year-old Sea of Faces, March 29, Gulfstream, training
2-year-old Russian Silk, March 29, Santa Anita 9
2-year-old Jurzenski, March 30, Fonner 5
3-year-old Causewere Gamblers, March 30, Santa Anita 3
4-year-old Notbyemyrules, March 30, Santa Anita 9
2-year-old Lucky Leroy, April 2, Tampa Bay, training
2-year-old Jojonotjoelowe, April 3, Aqueduct, training
5-year-old Tellem Its Texas, April 3, Remington 9
6-year-old No Shenanigans, April 4, Pimlico 5
5-year-old Donttangowithmango, April 5, Hawthorne 5
Standardbred Our Desire, April 5, Scarborough
6-year-old Crystallo, April 6, Mountaineer 3
6-year-old Hudson Ridge, April 6, Pimlico 9
8-year-old Casey’s On Call, April 9, Hawthorne 2
2-year-old First Glance, April 9, Tampa Bay, training
4-year-old Stop Talking, April 10, Lone Star 6 (euthanized April 24)
3-year-old D K Warrior, April 10, Tampa Bay, training
2-year-old Mongol Ring, April 11, Calder 1
5-year-old She’s Gosphel, April 11, Penn 6
6-year-old Mass Destruction, April 11, Pimlico 4
2-year-old Famous Gent, April 12, Fonner 6
2-year-old Ivebeensaved, April 12, Parx 6
2-year-old Moonshine Gracie, April 13, Gulfstream, training
4-year-old Alondra Sky, April 13, Gulfstream 4
5-year-old Kollos, April 14, Calder, training
7-year-old Smokin Armadillo, April 14, Will Rogers 8
5-year-old Here Comes Drz, April 15, Charles Town 6
4-year-old American Iron, April 15, Finger Lakes, training
2-year-old Crimson Flyer, April 16, Golden Gate, training
3-year-old Sicard’s Sensation, April 17, Evangeline 10
5-year-old Onetwopunch, April 17, Tampa Bay, training
4-year-old Goodness Sakes, April 18, Calder, training
3-year-old Recovered, April 18, Finger Lakes 3
3-year-old Runaway Wild, April 18, Remington 10
4-year-old Prowess, April 19, Lone Star, training
3-year-old Just After Me, April 19, Remington 10
3-year-old La Jolla Surprise, April 19, Sam Houston 3
4-year-old Ruby Lite, April 19, Thistledown, training
4-year-old Classy Marlene, April 20, Calder 6
4-year-old Soulsinging, April 20, Gulfstream, training
2-year-old Tango Jet, April 20, Remington 2
Standardbred Southwind Tabor, April 21, Yonkers 12
2-year-old Diamonds n’ Demons, April 23, Emerald, training
4-year-old Don’tdrinkmywine, April 23, Penn 2
4-year-old Skinner, April 25, Tampa Bay, training
10-year-old Laredos Goose, April 26, Cal Expo 5
3-year-old Zapachula, April 26, Fonner 11 (euthanized April 27)
4-year-old Marcelino Springs, April 26, Golden Gate 8
5-year-old Marine, April 26, Gulfstream 9
3-year-old Jaylo Caliente, April 26, Remington 7
5-year-old Cuban Devil, April 27, Atlantic City 5
8-year-old Golden Mexico, April 27, Golden Gate 4
2-year-old La Jolla Cove, April 27, Santa Anita 2
6-year-old Caverna, April 28, Beulah 2
2-year-old Think Money, April 29, Pimlico, training
5-year-old Rock Elle Ten, April 30, Evangeline 2
3-year-old Handstand, May 1, Belmont 6
Mayan Summer, May 1, Calder, training
4-year-old Moneyatlast, May 1, Lone Star 7
6-year-old Hotradamus, May 1, Santa Anita 3
3-year-old Polar Pal, May 2, Evangeline 7
2-year-old Onebaddancer, May 2, Golden Gate, training
5-year-old Granny Calling, May 2, Santa Anita 1
3-year-old Canadian Winner, May 3, Churchill 13
9-year-old Boston Chief, May 3, Finger Lakes, training
3-year-old Tree Top Society, May 3, Lone Star, training
4-year-old Watch This Zoom, May 3, Remington 1
3-year-old Dumpling Man, May 3, Tampa Bay 7
2-year-old Chow Call, May 4, Emerald, training
3-year-old Zion Hill, May 4, Mountaineer 6
Standardbred Liberty Cruise, May 5, Yonkers 5
5-year-old Okey Dokey Legend, May 7, Les Bois 5
3-year-old Party Boy Streakin, May 7, Les Bois 5
1-year-old Talking Man, May 7, Lone Star, training
6-year-old Kid Curry, May 7, Tampa Bay, training
3-year-old It’s too Easy, May 8, Lone Star 7
2-year-old Nightfall, May 8, Santa Anita 5
4-year-old Humor Me Doc, May 9, Gulfstream 1
5-year-old Looks Like a Saint, May 9, Indiana 6
5-year-old Turbalo, May 9, Lone Star 7
6-year-old Mad Magic, May 9, Pimlico 1
2-year-old Curl Del Rey, May 9, Remington 9
3-year-old Aztec Secret, May 10, Louisiana 3
3-year-old Gigi’s Alina, May 10, Prairie 5
3-year-old Gameboy Luke, May 10, Santa Anita 4
3-year-old Patches Pal, May 11, Emerald, training
4-year-old Mr Lemon Tree, May 11, Santa Anita 9
5-year-old Revelling, May 11, Thistledown 5 (euthanized May 18)
4-year-old Explosive Smile, May 12, Gulfstream, training
3-year-old Lil Ditty, May 13, Will Rogers 10
5-year-old Rhythm of the Moon, May 14, Suffolk 4
2-year-old Bold Fashion, May 15, Golden Gate, training
3-year-old Handsome Harley, May 16, Pimlico 6 (euthanized May 24)
4-year-old Carters Crown, May 16, Remington, training
5-year-old Canon Zoom, May 16, Remington 1
5-year-old Eyema Delight, May 18, Arlington 8
3-year-old Catawba Gray, May 18, Belterra 7
3-year-old Oriental Silk, May 18, Louisiana 8
5-year-old Blushing Martha, May 18, Mountaineer 8
4-year-old Caillech’s Quest, May 18, Parx 4
3-year-old Lucky for You, May 18, Saratoga, training
Standardbred KZ Too, May 20, Monticello 8
Standardbred Town Fool, May 20, Bangor
5-year-old Summa Cum Boom, May 20, Parx 3
3-year-old See the Music, May 21, Belmont 7
5-year-old Never Tell Lynda, May 22, Churchill 1
4-year-old Motion in Potion, May 22, Prairie 2
3-year-old Stadtpark, May 22, Santa Anita 4
3-year-old Skyrunner, May 23, Lone Star, training
6-year-old Static Kill, May 24, Arlington 5
3-year-old Reflective Glory, May 24, Emerald 6
5-year-old Big Note, May 24, Santa Anita 2
4-year-old Value Trap, May 25, Prairie 3
5-year-old Silver Arch, May 27, Parx 7
7-year-old Miss Cerrochina, May 28, Emerald, training
7-year-old New Vogue, May 28, Les Bois 5
4-year-old Kingston Jamaica, May 29, Belmont, training
3-year-old Jess a Speeder, May 30, Arapahoe 7
5-year-old Kissinginthedark, May 30, Finger Lakes 1
5-year-old Summer Blaze, May 31, Calder, training
5-year-old Berrymeaux, May 31, Mountaineer 2
4-year-old Permit, June 1, Arlington 8
3-year-old Pink Gold, June 1, Lone Star 8
3-year-old Archie’s All Heart, June 1, Parx 4
4-year-old Der Boss, June 1, Pimlico 2
2-year-old Pyb Place Your Bet, June 1, Remington 8
6-year-old Fabulous and Clear, June 3, Calder, training
5-year-old Samuels Blond Lady, June 5, Belmont 2
4-year-old Sweet Teri K, June 7, Belterra 4
4-year-old Really a Hero, June 7, Eastern Oregon 2
6-year-old Tiger Mike, June 7, Fairmount 3
5-year-old Lemon Sundae, June 7, Finger Lakes 1
4-year-old Tebows Big Play, June 7, Golden Gate 9
5-year-old Stormdefrere, June 7, Penn 3
6-year-old Old World Order, June 8, Belterra 8
Standardbred Faith N Moon, June 8, Buffalo 5
8-year-old Lobo Del Norte, June 8, Parx 5
5-year-old X Country Girl, June 8, Parx 7
3-year-old Lava Lei, June 8, Thistledown 8
3-year-old Nics First Rainbow, June 9, Ruidoso 5
5-year-old Gulf of Aden, June 10, Parx 1
3-year-old Part N Ways, June 10, Retama, training
5-year-old Bear’s Spirit, June 12, Aqueduct, training
Standardbred Racetrack Diva, June 12, Northfield
4-year-old Shared Sacrifice, June 13, Los Alamitos 3
2-year-old Fishy Wagon, June 13, Retama 8
3-year-old Agent Boo, June 14, Fair Meadows 8
6-year-old J.B.’s Marquis, June 14, Louisiana 5
5-year-old Hot Necker, June 14, Mountaineer 5
4-year-old Socialbug, June 15, Churchill, training
Standardbred Hall’n Chips, June 17, Northfield
4-year-old My Jordy, June 17, Presque Isle 2
2-year-old Fran’s Kid, June 18, Belmont, training
2-year-old Summer Sanctuary, June 19, Delaware 4
3-year-old Ol’ Bob, June 19, Louisiana 4
4-year-old Chiffy, June 20, Penn 2
4-year-old Rick’s Cafe, June 20, Penn 2
5-year-old Lake Brilliant, June 20, Prairie 2
3-year-old Cole Forty Five, June 20, Santa Anita 8
6-year-old Birthday Wish, June 21, Belterra 7
4-year-old Pegasus Star, June 21, Calder 7
3-year-old Sunny’s Included, June 21, Emerald, training
2-year-old My True Desire, June 21, Fair Meadows 10
3-year-old Shanes Social Cat, June 21, Lone Star 2
5-year-old How Far We’ve Come, June 22, Parx 8
5-year-old Lady of Liberty, June 22, Prairie 4
6-year-old Griffin Rock, June 23, Parx 1
4-year-old Roses for Romney, June 25, Belmont 8
5-year-old Mel’s Game, June 26, Santa Anita 1
7-year-old Elsaroarin, June 27, Finger Lakes 9
4-year-old Let’s Face It, June 27, Thistledown 7
4-year-old Western Grit, June 28, Finger Lakes, training
6-year-old Commandeer, June 28, Belterra 2
4-year-old Papa Doc, June 28, Charles Town 4
4-year-old Halos Wild, June 28, Lone Star 9
4-year-old Tough Orphan, June 29, Oak Tree 8
4-year-old Gleaming Girl, July 3, Lone Star 8
5-year-old My Belle Etoile, July 4, Ellis 5
3-year-old Steal the Show Lo, July 4, Emerald 2
3-year-old Michonne, July 4, Finger Lakes 9
2-year-old Finns Huckleberry, July 4, Ruidoso 1
3-year-old Cuzs Painted Success, July 5, Fair Meadows 4
3-year-old Fun Elusive, July 5, Gulfstream 3
5-year-old Guidopanzini, July 5, Oak Tree 9
3-year-old Karamojo, July 5, Penn 8
3-year-old This Guy Is Blue, July 6, Belmont 9
2-year-old Cozy Kieran, July 6, Belterra, training
9-year-old Streaterville, July 6, Mountaineer 6
4-year-old Offlee Fast, July 7, Calder, training
7-year-old Back Talking, July 9, Mountaineer 5
5-year-old Our Deputy Express, July 10, Delaware 2
5-year-old Shame On Em, July 11, Emerald, training
3-year-old Chief Barker, July 12, Arlington 9
5-year-old Lone Star Sizzler, July 12, Evangeline 7
2-year-old Hiway Centerfold, July 12, Fair Meadows 4
4-year-old Music Maid, July 13, Belmont 2
4-year-old Corlett Drive, July 13, Del Mar, training
6-year-old War Prince, July 13, Emerald 1
4-year-old Ruler of the Tribe, July 13, Emerald 5
5-year-old Finally Together, July 14, Mountaineer 9
6-year-old Given Episode, July 16, Les Bois 10
4-year-old Kokaltash, July 17, Del Mar 5
4-year-old Bodey the Beast, July 17, Fair Meadows 5
4-year-old Indomitable Woman, July 17, Finger Lakes 5
5-year-old Could Be a Rumor, July 18, Charles Town 6
4-year-old Generator, July 18, Evangeline 8
5-year-old Piskacha, July 19, Belterra 4
2-year-old Heza Fast Wagon, July 19, Les Bois 3
3-year-old Missy Zelliott, July 20, Belmont, training
2-year-old Washington Dacat, July 20, Canterbury 7
5-year-old I’m Included, July 20, Remington, training
3-year-old Gryphon Gold, July 20, Sacramento 7 (euthanized July 23)
3-year-old Ithink I Can Dance, July 22, Mountaineer 6
5-year-old Mr Percussionist, July 22, Parx 1
8-year-old Possy Beach, July 23, Les Bois 9
Shocker Topper, July 23, Santa Rosa, training
3-year-old Dance With Fate, July 24, Del Mar, training
2-year-old Artic Eagle, July 24, Fair Meadows 11
4-year-old Save Your Pennies, July 24, Gulfstream 3 (euthanized July 26)
4-year-old Lifeguard On Duty, July 24, Saratoga, training
3-year-old Rue the Day, July 25, Charles Town 6
4-year-old Yes She’s Unusual, July 25, Del Mar 6
5-year-old Longview Drive, July 25, Del Mar 7
3-year-old Movin’ On Up, July 25, Louisiana 8
3-year-old Elusive Cowgirl, July 25, Monmouth 6
3-year-old Double Gold, July 25, Saratoga, training
5-year-old Lil Swiss Echo, July 26, Del Mar 5
3-year-old J Kat, July 26, Del Mar 9
3-year-old Chichita, July 26, Finger Lakes 1
5-year-old Rockabar, July 26, Santa Rosa 8
2-year-old Chilled Mousse, July 27, Del Mar, training
3-year-old Curly Queen, July 27, Gulfstream 7
7-year-old Gimmeanotherwink, July 28, Finger Lakes 2
2-year-old Dixie’s Pegasus, July 28, Gulfstream, training
3-year-old Father Johns Pride, July 28, Saratoga 7
Standardbred Majic Laughter, July 29, Batavia
3-year-old Baltic Princess, July 29, Calder, training
5-year-old Quorum, July 29, Finger Lakes 6
4-year-old Cool Under Fire, July 29, Parx 8
5-year-old Intimate Storm, July 30, Charles Town 6
4-year-old Patinka, July 30, Presque Isle 3
4-year-old Seventh Apostle, August 1, Gulfstream, training
3-year-old American Reign, August 1, Prairie 1
3-year-old Chattering Gambler, August 2, Del Mar 3
5-year-old Markyour Territory, August 2, Fairmount 1
2-year-old Sir William Bruce, August 2, Saratoga 5
6-year-old Lite Up My Dream, August 2, Thistledown 6
7-year-old Maji Moto, August 4, Mountaineer 7
4-year-old Felixia, August 6, Thistledown 2
3-year-old Cat O Gold, August 8, Arapahoe 7
3-year-old Western Sword, August 8, Penn 8
4-year-old De Rage Girl, August 9, Parx 6
3-year-old Trail Blaze, August 9, Parx 7
2-year-old Dm Fly Belle Fly, August 9, Retama, training
4-year-old Who’strickingwho, August 10, Arapahoe 1
7-year-old Peters Rock, August 10, Arlington 3
7-year-old Bonita Muneca, August 10, Belterra 2
5-year-old Exultant, August 10, Belterra 4
5-year-old Top Excitement, August 10, Gulfstream, training
4-year-old Regretless, August 11, Saratoga 4
3-year-old Steppingood, August 13, Del Mar 8
3-year-old Bullwhip, August 14, Charles Town 1
3-year-old Deputy Gulch, August 14, Charles Town 2
4-year-old Serious, August 14, from July 31 Del Mar 7
2-year-old Cashion, August 16, Belmont, training
3-year-old Bayview Drive, August 16, Del Mar 10
3-year-old Zuni Tunes, August 16, Golden Gate 8
6-year-old Miss Mulligan, August 16, Retama, training
6-year-old Winter’s Wildchild, August 17, Columbus 7
7-year-old There Goes Kevin, August 17, Los Alamitos 1
5-year-old Kevinator, August 17, Los Alamitos 1
4-year-old Royal Hard Spun, August 17, Monmouth 3
4-year-old Bonnie Lass, August 18, Delaware 2
2-year-old Bakken Gold, August 18, Emerald, training
5-year-old Arctic Thunder, August 20, Remington 5
4-year-old Mary’s Vow, August 20, Thistledown 8
3-year-old M B and Tee, August 21, Saratoga 7
2-year-old Little Tower, August 22, Del Mar 3
5-year-old Celzo’s Birdie, August 22, Ferndale 4
2-year-old Kamarius, August 23, Saratoga, training
2-year-old Ludicrous, August 23, Saratoga 4
7-year-old Magic Beam, August 24, Del Mar, training
3-year-old Matagorda Bay, August 24, Gillespie 2
3-year-old Ima Ivory, August 24, Prairie 8
3-year-old Splendid Saturday, August 24, Remington, training
3-year-old Elena Strikes, August 24, Saratoga, training
8-year-old Be a Pro, August 25, Presque Isle 3
7-year-old Makari, August 25, Saratoga 1
3-year-old Run for Papa, August 26, Fairmount 1
3-year-old Vanessa Halo, August 26, Finger Lakes, training
3-year-old Manda Moo, August 26, Parx 8
5-year-old Posh Acres, August 28, Charles Town 1
3-year-old Cause Im a Bigshot, August 28, Del Mar, training
2-year-old Divine Guidance, August 29, from August 27 Saratoga 5
4-year-old See See See, August 29, Belmont, from August 15 Monmouth 4
4-year-old Party Lad, August 30, Calder, training
3-year-old My Kinda Girl, August 30, Charles Town 4
3-year-old Kitagal, August 30, Louisiana 3
4-year-old Paper Tigress, August 30, Parx 8
4-year-old One Eyed Shook, August 30, Remington 5
6-year-old Washington’s Rules, August 30, Suffolk 6
3-year-old Nacho Preacher, August 31, Golden Gate 5
3-year-old Runaway Bridle, August 31, Thistledown 4
3-year-old Imperial Lad, September 1, Arlington 3
3-year-old Back’em Down, September 2, Fairmount 4
3-year-old Florida Bull, September 3, Thistledown 8
4-year-old Mop, September 5, Arlington 2
3-year-old Jump Two, September 5, Laurel, training
2-year-old Ligety, September 5, Los Alamitos 3
Standardbred To Tell the Truth, September 5, Northfield
2-year-old Sweet Irish Tee, September 5, Remington, training
3-year-old Ifyougotthenotion, September 6, Parx 8
3-year-old Gerryland, September 7, Finger Lakes, training
3-year-old Kitt’s Kool Katt, September 7, Finger Lakes, training
3-year-old Warpaint Gold, September 7, Gulfstream, training
2-year-old Party for All, September 7, Will Rogers, training
3-year-old Jr Blue Chew Chew, September 7, Will Rogers 11
4-year-old Ego Friendly, September 10, Belmont, training
3-year-old Frat Man, September 10, Charles Town 7
3-year-old I Love Penny, September 10, Penn 3
2-year-old Funnys Man Dream, September 11, Belterra 1
5-year-old Kingliest, September 11, Belterra 6
5-year-old Boastful Dancer, September 11, Laurel 9
4-year-old Foxy Syd, September 11, Penn 5
4-year-old Eddington Bay, September 11, Penn 9
6-year-old Tale of Lucknfame, September 12, Belterra 7
4-year-old Strategic Player, September 12, Retama 5
3-year-old Freddie Freud, September 13, Belmont, training
4-year-old DJ’s Hope, September 13, Finger Lakes 5
8-year-old Marija’s Wish, September 13, Gulfstream 1
3-year-old X Why Zee, September 13, Parx 10
2-year-old Cola de Oro, September 13, Prairie 1
4-year-old Hada Certain Charm, September 13, Prairie 6
3-year-old Matched Ruler, September 13, Thistledown 8
3-year-old Squall Line, September 14, Belterra 3
2-year-old Souper Arch, September 14, Monmouth 4
5-year-old Paul Ford, September 14, Pleasanton, training
2-year-old Lipstick Promises, September 15, Belterra, training
3-year-old Skoll, September 17, Calder, training
3-year-old Sweetpea’s Yankee, September 17, Remington 5
3-year-old Jackson Station, September 18, Remington 2
4-year-old Kiwi Ruler, September 19, Penn 6
3-year-old Piano Teacher, September 19, Penn 7
2-year-old Tale of the Spa, September 19, Saratoga, training
3-year-old Tribal Mystic, September 20, Emerald 6
6-year-old Goldmine Princess, September 20, Fairmount 1
3-year-old Charliesirishpride, September 20, Laurel 2
3-year-old Hearts n’ Diamonds, September 20, Monmouth 7
2-year-old Coronas Lite, September 20, Will Rogers 7 (euthanized September 21)
3-year-old Kat Alpha, September 22, Mountaineer 3
6-year-old Major Prince, September 24, Gulfstream West, training
6-year-old Italian Nany, September 24, Penn 7
10-year-old Kaylee’s Comet, September 25, Gulfstream, training
4-year-old Vizcaya Star, September 26, Gulfstream 1
3-year-old Men Dee Go, September 26, Lone Star 3
6-year-old Okie Tuff, September 26, Remington 3
5-year-old Stevia, September 27, Delaware 7
3-year-old Run Albert Run, September 27, Penn 6
3-year-old Showmewhatyougot, September 27, Stockton 6
4-year-old Native Tea Rose, September 28, Los Alamitos 9
4-year-old Forward Momentum, September 28, Monmouth 8
3-year-old Praetorian Saint, September 28, Remington, training
3-year-old Get Your Praise On, September 28, Stockton 4
4-year-old Secret Memo, September 28, Stockton 5
2-year-old Here in a Hurry, October 1, Belmont, training
5-year-old Scorpion Al, October 2, Gulfstream 1
4-year-old Tenleytown, October 2, Laurel 7
4-year-old G W’s Hammer, October 3, Finger Lakes 5
2-year-old Decisive Decision, October 3, Gulfstream 5
4-year-old Tangible Assets, October 3, Thistledown 8
4-year-old Looklistenandlearn, October 4, Belterra 3
4-year-old Stormy Henry, October 4, Parx 6
4-year-old Dave’s Cutie, October 4, Thistledown 7
4-year-old Bizzy E F, October 5, Thistledown 1
6-year-old Zeffee, October 6, Gulfstream W, training
3-year-old Bee Boppin Along, October 9, Charles Town 7
3-year-old Grand Arrival, October 10, Belmont, training
3-year-old Angel of Mercy, October 11, Laurel 8
2-year-old Velvet Sandy, October 11, Parx 1
3-year-old Intelligent Girl, October 11, Remington 1
2-year-old Giant Hearted Lee, October 13, Belmont 5
5-year-old Cactus City Road, October 13, Laurel 2
4-year-old Masaru, October 14, Indiana 8
4-year-old Platitude, October 14, Indiana 8
3-year-old Put It Back Martha, October 15, Charles Town 3
3-year-old Lewis City, October 15, Hawthorne 1
3-year-old In the Backseat, October 16, Remington, training
2-year-old Sheza Freak, October 17, Delta 7
5-year-old Fly to Freedom, October 17, Santa Anita 3
3-year-old Jennakins, October 18, Golden Gate 5
3-year-old Party Time, October 18, Keeneland, training
2-year-old Easy Cash Fenimore, October 18, Lone Star 5
3-year-old Dreamo, October 18, Penn 9
3-year-old Cr Strawflyn Bux, October 18, Prairie 1
6-year-old Joltin Jess, October 18, Prairie 10
5-year-old Willie Mosconi, October 18, Prairie 11
4-year-old Locks of Gold, October 19, Belterra 3
5-year-old Barzini, October 22, Gulfstream W 1
2-year-old Burden, October 22, Keeneland 5
4-year-old Zaikov, October 23, Belmont, training
6-year-old Magnificent Moon, October 23, Laurel 4 (euthanized November 14)
2-year-old Chase This Bandit, October 24, Belmont 10
2-year-old Inhibited, October 24, Remington, training
2-year-old unnamed, October 25, Belmont, training
2-year-old Valiant Lover, October 25, Will Rogers 8
3-year-old Soar Home, October 26, Golden Gate, training
3-year-old Cloud Cutter, October 26, Mountaineer 4
3-year-old Supertanker, October 26, Will Rogers 11
3-year-old Sea Hunt, October 27, Gulfstream W 6
2-year-old Princess Nene, October 30, Gulfstream W 7
5-year-old Summer Sunset, October 31, Aqueduct 2
4-year-old Jesses Giant Dunk, October 31, Aqueduct 3
5-year-old Flashy Dame, October 31, Golden Gate 4
3-year-old Springs R Loaded, November 1, Laurel, training
6-year-old Mongol Boy, November 1, Thistledown, training
4-year-old Avalon Rose, November 1, Thistledown 5
3-year-old Lil Corona Swingin, November 1, Will Rogers 10
6-year-old Ansilta, November 2, Thistledown 8
3-year-old Zo Sophisticated, November 3, Belmont, training
5-year-old Antone Suavey, November 3, Finger Lakes 2
Standardbred Donttellporkies N, November 4, Rosecroft
8-year-old Decaf Again, November 5, Gulfstream, training
4-year-old Unabiding Citizen, November 5, Thistledown 6
2-year-old Ace Navigator, November 7, Remington 2
5-year-old Igotitdad, November 8, Gulfstream W 1
2-year-old Diamondback, November 8, Gulfstream W 7
5-year-old Next Right Thing, November 8, Thistledown 6
3-year-old Pete, November 11, Finger Lakes, training
3-year-old Mr. Franco, November 11, Golden Gate, training
2-year-old Seeyouinthecountry, November 11, Laurel, training
3-year-old Chappstick, November 11, Zia 3
4-year-old Knockher Off, November 12, Aqueduct 5
4-year-old Reinvested, November 12, Hawthorne 8
4-year-old Lies N Disguise, November 13, Evangeline 2
4-year-old Midnight Music, November 14, Laurel 6
9-year-old Ernie Owl, November 15, Los Alamitos 5
2-year-old Surviving Kandy, November 16, Golden Gate, training
Standardbred Santa Baby, November 16, Yonkers 9
2-year-old Tip It On Back, November 19, Laurel 4
4-year-old Madelynsheabadgirl, November 21, Charles Town 3
3-year-old Justa Little Evil, November 22, Gulfstream W, training
3-year-old La Hija de Olga, November 22, Gulfstream W 10
3-year-old Infant Gold, November 22, Parx 9
2-year-old Pb El Chiltepin, November 23, Turf 1
4-year-old Lion Keen, November 24, Gulfstream, training
2-year-old Bald Charm, November 25, Delta 5
3-year-old Mischieviousmelodi, November 25, Tampa Bay, training
3-year-old Pull in Time, November 25, Turf 8
5-year-old Threetimes a Saint, November 26, Finger Lakes 2
5-year-old Miss Prim, November 26, Gulfstream W 4
5-year-old Cherokee Scoots, November 26, Hawthorne 5
9-year-old Cherokee Artist, November 28, Aqueduct 6
4-year-old Twenty Three Darby, November 28, Churchill 9
3-year-old Spring Likeacobra, November 28, Gulfstream 10
3-year-old Chloe’s Posse, November 28, Retama 4
3-year-old Bonita Song, November 29, Hawthorne 7
8-year-old Empire House, November 29, Retama 2
4-year-old Lost Yer Number, November 29, Tampa Bay 5
4-year-old El Musico, November 29, Zia 6
4-year-old Demetrius, December 2, Portland 10
4-year-old Princes On Thelake, December 3, Aqueduct 5
3-year-old Precocious Kitty, December 3, Delta 8
4-year-old Carla Sweetrevenge, December 3, Finger Lakes 7
3-year-old Mapping, December 3, Golden Gate, training
2-year-old Sweet Strider, December 3, Turf 1
3-year-old Warrior’s Hero, December 4, Aqueduct 3
7-year-old Crazy Bear, December 4, Charles Town 4
8-year-old Suzettes Friend, December 4, Golden Gate, training
11-year-old Hurta, December 4, Hawthorne 9
3-year-old Boca Babe, December 4, Laurel 2
4-year-old Thingamajigger, December 4, Remington 7
7-year-old Quick Money, December 5, Aqueduct 8
5-year-old Half Nelson, December 5, Aqueduct 8
3-year-old Jacaranda Cat, December 6, Turf 5
2-year-old Miss Dashwood, December 9, Palm Meadows Training Center, training
5-year-old Sage Valley, December 10, Aqueduct 8
6-year-old Matter of Truth, December 10, Charles Town 6
3-year-old Pistols Drawn, December 10, Hawthorne 1
4-year-old Lefty Closer, December 10, Mahoning 7
4-year-old Sky Kerridge, December 10, Mahoning 8
5-year-old Color Blind, December 10, Tampa Bay, training
5-year-old Ludo Bagman, December 11, Aqueduct 1
4-year-old Danielle’s Honor, December 11, Tampa Bay, training
2-year-old Kays Version, December 12, Sunland 3
5-year-old Justalittleloopy, December 13, Golden Gate, training
4-year-old Point of Defence, December 13, Penn 9
4-year-old Lion of Lone Oak, December 13, Remington 8
3-year-old Tour the City, December 14, Gulfstream 4
3-year-old No Ice Castles, December 14, Turf 8
2-year-old Deckers, December 15, Belmont, training
3-year-old Freights Bay, December 16, Gulfstream 2
4-year-old War Classic, December 16, Gulfstream 9
4-year-old Bunuska, December 17, Charles Town 4
Fancy Star, December 17, Gulfstream, training
5-year-old Sarava’s Pete, December 17, Gulfstream W, training
4-year-old Born to Sail, December 17, Laurel 3
4-year-old Miss Black Ice, December 17, Penn 5
4-year-old Roman’s Avenue, December 19, Tampa Bay, training
3-year-old Wallyanna, December 20, Gulfstream 8
4-year-old Very Potent, December 20, Laurel, training
4-year-old Play Maker, December 20, Los Alamitos 9
3-year-old Kilted, December 20, Tampa Bay, training
4-year-old Oh Juliet, December 21, Fair Grounds 5
3-year-old Trini Vision, December 21, Gulfstream W, training
4-year-old Celebrate We Will, December 26, Aqueduct 1
7-year-old Grand Rapport, December 26, Gulfstream 6
2-year-old Mo Bagels, December 26, Laurel 8
5-year-old Wicked Irish, December 27, Aqueduct 2
6-year-old On Appeal, December 27, Gulfstream 1
3-year-old I Got Id, December 27, Gulfstream 5
6-year-old Silent Appeal, December 27, Laurel 4
3-year-old Bonnet Carre, December 27, Laurel 9 (euthanized December 29)
4-year-old Spooky Lady, December 27, Parx 8
3-year-old Soldier Inthe Rain, December 31, Belmont, training
3-year-old Ancient Kingj, Arlington, training
5-year-old Apropos, Arlington, training
2-year-old Brillar, Arlington, training
2-year-old Lord’s Messenger, Arlington, training
4-year-old Last Nouncer, Arlington, training
4-year-old Razman, Arlington, training
2-year-old Smokey Places, Arlington, training
5-year-old No Apologizes, Arlington, training
4-year-old Sluhs Last Girl, Hawthorne, training
2-year-old She’s a Poet, Hawthorne, training
4-year-old French Colonel, Hawthorne, training
Standardbred Fox Valley Absolute, Balmoral/Maywood
Standardbred Theindecentlawyer, Balmoral/Maywood
Standardbred Kesons Allure, Balmoral/Maywood
Standardbred Lil Annie, Balmoral/Maywood
Standardbred Ellie Anne, Balmoral/Maywood
Standardbred Blue Rock, Balmoral/Maywood
Standardbred Dolly Dancer, Balmoral/Maywood
Standardbred Lydia’s Flight, Balmoral/Maywood
Standardbred Chili Beach, Balmoral/Maywood
Standardbred Mike’s Boy, Balmoral/Maywood

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  1. Wow. Thanks for that well researched list Patrick. Ray Paulick appeases the sponsors of his publication. Just follow the money trail. He’s not unlike anybody else in this business who depend on, and exploit the racehorse for profit. Smart Strike was the crime de la creme, and this entire business is based on what I refer to as the 10% rule. Only 10% of Owners, Trainers, Jockeys, racehorses make profit while the other 90% pay the price. Moreover, it’s usually the same Owners/Trainers/Jockeys that win year in and year out under such suspicious circumstances as drugs, cheating, electrical devices, etc. the biggest victim of this entire scenario is the racehorse – the voiceless and defenceless racehorse.

    • What can be expected from an industry that tries to call itself a “sport” but puts convicted horse dopers like Pletcher and Baffert into its “Hall of Fame” — so these degenerate greedy criminals are the BEST the “sport” has to offer.

      The best lines I’ve heard come from a friend who drank the industry cool aid as a young jockey and can’t shed the brainwashing.

      “Horses need a purpose. They are competitive and love to race ”

      This is the crap the industry spins and people buy it. This list… I hope… Opens her eyes.

      • Thank you, raysaputelli, for taking the time to comment here. The BS you mentioned that insiders hold onto like their lives depended on it – “horses need a purpose, blah, blah, blah…”, I think we’ve all heard it. I really don’t know if racing apologists truly believe it, or just want to believe it. The funny thing is, there isn’t a horse on earth that would choose the life of a drugged, whipped, isolated, used-up-before-his-prime racehorse. The apologists that acknowledge racing’s abuse yet continue to support it are no different than those immersed in other forms of animal exploitation…they benefit from it in some way.

  2. Patrick….brilliant…but incredibly heartbreaking to look at that long, long list of names. Of course, Paulick and the industry’s breeders, owners, trainers and all of its other employees don’t want to look at that list!!…much less address it! What can they say?…there is nothing anyone – anyone with compassion and a sense of humane responsibility regarding how we treat sentient, defenseless animals held captive for use in an entertainment industry, that is – can say that will excuse this senseless killing. And to think this list is no where near being all inclusive. My dear God….

    To all of the horses listed here…you are more than just a list of names to those of us who call for an end to this senseless abuse and killing in the name of entertainment…your lives mattered as much as Pine Bluff’s and Smart Strike’s. Not one of you, including the two aforementioned, deserved what the industry did to you. May all of you finally RIP.

    • Joy,

      The more lists that I read, the more upset I get. I just shake my head in disbelief at all the senseless deaths, pain, and misery, suffered by God’s beautiful creatures, which are precious gifts.

      We have all voiced our outrage through various venues, whether it is writing letters to Govenor’s, or State elected officials, or using our money to voice our compassion by funding throughbred charities, we have called for an end to this killing, and have put our hearts and souls into our efforts to bring awareness to the brutality that is taking place. Joy, do you feel as frustrated as I do? I just don’t see anything changing. I wish this so called sport would die a quick death. Marlene Thornley

      • Yes Marlene, I am frustrated because the abuse and exploitation have been allowed for too long. “Committees” are formed to supposedly address the horses’ safety and welfare, Congress holds another hearing to address the drugs and breakdowns, and some of racing’s entities make a show of doing something positive for the horses but ALL of it – everything – is simply smoke and mirrors. And they will always fail, partly because there is no independent oversight so it’s the fox minding the henhouse, in part because it’s an industry where money will always win out over the well being of the horse (anytime one pits money versus an animal, the animal will lose), but mainly because of exactly what Patrick wrote in his piece about the inevitability of racehorse injuries and deaths. And this is an industry that is totally unnecessary…there is nothing about it that benefits the horse.

        That being said, Marlene, I have more hope than ever. Racing’s fan base is declining and will continue to decline, I believe. And the general public is finally becoming aware of the realities in the racing industry. Just ten short years ago, when I was still with CANTER-MI, we didn’t call it a “rescue” because the owners and trainers didn’t want anyone to think their horses needed rescuing. Now, even some racing publications acknowledge the need for rescue organizations, for more of them, and for increased funding for the overloaded existing rescues. All of this is happening because the public is learning the truth. The exploitation, the abuse, the deaths are not as easily hidden anymore by the racing industry…try as they may. We will not back down!

    • Right again you are Joy!
      Wish I had more time to comment everyday. But here’s a name on the list I’ll address for now.
      FINALLY TOGETHER – who ran his last race at Mountaineer – Gee what a surprise!
      A few months ago I threw this boys (again pregnant) dam some hay in her paddock – here in Ontario
      The broodmares name – Commendable Charity. Her last baby colt sold in CTHS mixed sale Nov 2014
      His price was $1,600 but he did sell with a name. Commendable Joe.

      Furthermore – CC’s buddy mare turned out with her was another pregnant broodie – named Caledon.
      Her last baby colt sold for $1,500 named. Spirit of Caledon.

      Caledon, also gave birth to a now 4yo filly named ‘ Miss Persia ‘
      I remember filling up her water trough one day. In my opinion, she is NOT a runner and doesn’t belong on the track today. However, she is. Miss Persia is currently stabled at ‘ God help her ‘ Penn National.

      I had paid for my tb to be at this particular (beautiful) farm and although upsetting to see horses ship off,
      I obviously had no control over it. The good news in my commentary here is that its my understanding today-
      the farm owner/breeder has decided sometimes the horse biz just isn’t quite as profitable as he’d like so
      likely not more foals in the future.

      To FINALLY TOGETHER – rip –
      I remember all your past and present connections.

  3. How very disturbing and I thank you for your continued efforts to expose the truth in horse racing.

    There can be no answer from anyone in the industry because it is anything but transparent. The list of deaths they disclose through their own reporting systems, Equineline or the Jockey Club Injury Database are inaccurate and deceptive. Many tracks like Michigan do not even keep records of their injured or dead much less participate in any formal count. In addition, most of the tracks that refuse to give up their numbers are the cheap tracks where once valued (and supposedly loved) racehorses end their days dead in the dirt, euthanized in a stall or taken to auction by racing licensed personnel. Thoroughbreds remain the second highest breed sent to slaughter, yet these poor beings: injured racehorses often still wearing their racing plates, sterile or aged broodmares and stallions, foals, weanlings and yearlings are just as dead as those recorded by the industry. Uncounted. Disposable. No longer of value and no longer in the public eye so why count them?

    And what about the racehorses that limp onto rescue trailers with injuries that require surgery or are so horrific that even surgery cannot help them and they must be euthanized at the rescue’s heartache and expense? Uncounted. Disposable. When first instituted, I asked the Jockey Club Injury Database through a post on the Paulick Report to have a form that rescue organizations’ veterinarians could complete so that these injured and euthanized horses could also be counted. Gee, something to think about but still not done. Not done because they do not want to disclose the numbers of dead and injured.

    And while we are talking about the numbers of horses that die racing, why must the industry give us that number based on the number of racing starts? Why can’t we be told X number of horses die each year without it being linked to the number of starts? Are auto accident deaths reported in that way? The deaths measured against the number of miles driven by all? Ludicrous. But not in the racing industry. They only report a number based against the number of racing starts.

    For example, if two horses each raced 20 times and one died, we should know that 50% of the horses that raced died. Instead, it would be reported that there was ONE DEATH out of 40 racing starts, A much less alarming statistic. Think about the deception of injuries and deaths and know that you cannot rely on the racing industry to give you accurate figures.

    Thank you for your dedication to providing the truth, for remembering these magnificent beings who gave their lives, no matter how heartbreaking it is for us to see it in print.

    • Jo Anne, couldn’t agree with your more – you might’ve missed my post re deaths per number of starts

      http://www.thehorse.com/articles/35474/thoroughbred-racehorse-fatal-injury-rate-steady-in-2014?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=lameness&utm_campaign=03-18-2015

      Hmm….. interesting isn’t it that the racing authorities (about 93 racetracks) gladly provided information for a consultant to do an analysis, yet many, appear to have some difficulty in providing such information to the PUBLIC.

      Unfortunately the betting public sustain the racehorse industry, which industry appears to be of the opinion that the betting and general public are not entitled to be told the truth. It seems to me that the Jockey Club is self-serving in releasing this report, primarily to satisfy itself. Did it provide information as to what it is going to do to bring the injury fatality rate down? No, as if it would go down that road.
      The report states “Summary statistics are subject to change due to a number of considerations.” This is somewhat puzzling and I wonder how true these “valid” statistics are. How does the consultant know that the number of fatalities provided to him are in fact ALL of the fatalities?

      When the racing industry puts out reports such as these, it never ceases to amaze me that they emphasise per number of starts e.g. 1.89 per 1,000 starts. Appears this is to provide the impression that 1.89 per 1,000 starts is nothing to worry about because it’s low. It is the total number of horses that have died that is of importance and this has glaringly not been disclosed. And of course trialling, training and trackwork deaths appear not to have been included in this analysis. This is important because the fatal injury rate would be much higher – I have no reservations in stating that the rate would, at the very least, be double but more likely triple (based on my research/observations in my State).

      The thoroughbred racehorse fatal injury rate for 2014 was “STEADY” folks. What will 2015 bring?
      Perhaps STEADY again, perhaps a slight decrease, perhaps a slight increase. Whatever it might be, one thing is definitely for sure
      IT IS NOT GOOD NEWS FOR THE HORSES!

  4. For those of you living in the state of New York, please, please write to Sen Krueger (please see the email link below) and encourage her to defund horse racing in NY. Enclose a copy of the state’s dead racehorses (cut-and-paste NY’s dead from Patrick’s list here). This may help in her decision on how hard she wants to press forward on defunding racing. A VLT never feels pain, confusion, illness. When it “dies” no one grieves and it is immediately replaced by another machine. If I lived in NY I would also encourage her to watch the particularly brutal actions of the NY gate crews. These men are not horsemen, they are freight movers; they treat these living, feeling beings with contempt and meanness.

    http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/90875/new-york-senator-questions-spending-on-racing?&utm_source=DailyNewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20150326

    • How can we find like minded legislators in other states? PA and NJ specifically. This detestable detestable industry needs to die. Remove gambling and this all ends, but I fear the legislators will be too beholden to the revenue.

  5. A 10 year old died while “in training” ? my God, what pain he must have endured in the effort’s to keep him strong/sound enough to eek out the final monies for his more than likely numerous claiming race’s. thank you Patrick, although the enormity of it all make’s me ill.

  6. Seeing all the names on this list makes me bow my head and want to cry. This is criminal that these babies have no protections, as other animals do. I don’t understand why. Why are the animal rights organizations not fighting for the throughbred, who are dying in inconceivable numbers? What do we have to do to get some action against the racing industry? What do we have to do to get legislation passed to at least improve their lives in the short term, since we know racing is not going away tomorrow.

    When I see the list of casualties I feel so helpless, there has to be something more that we could be doing. I have written many letters, contributed to many throughbred charities, but I still feel helpless, as I have not seen a single improvement in their lives, and they continue to suffer and die with no voice and no help. Marlene Thornley

    • Marlene…don’t lose hope. And you’re not alone in your grief over the deaths of these horses. I DO cry…Mary Johnson can vouch for that (she’s had to listen to me a number of times)!

      I believe one of the reasons major animal rights organizations don’t take on the racing industry is because there are people in “high places” that are TB racehorse owners/breeders. There is a great deal of money in this industry. I am especially disappointed with the HSUS…they do not take an anti-racing stance…something I don’t think many folks in the general public realize. But again, we must just continue to educate! And OUR numbers are growing!

  7. Anyone who sees this list, and still supports horseracing, has no heart and has no soul and that includes all the “good folks”. Thank you, Patrick, for remembering ALL the horses in racing that gave their lives so that humans could feel that “exhilaration” when horses hit the top of the stretch. For those that make their “blood money” in this industry, and that includes Paulick, you are ALL animal exploiters.

    • Amen.
      There are 3 kinds of people in racing:

      1) the criminals who do the wrong
      2) the fools and dopes who believe the industry spin on the detestable behavior of group 1
      3) the people who realize and either look the other way or pay lip service to “fixing it” while more horses die at inhumane hands.

  8. We have become such a land of waste. It is do sad to hear this. I saw a video of a rescue in Ohio that gets calls from the tracks to pick up the foals before they are killed. She has worked hard with the race tracks to be able to do this. Sometimes she gets 5 to 8 babies at a time. Thank u for exposing this horrible situation.

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