Through a FOIA request to the Idaho Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following 5 kills at Les Bois Park in 2015:
2-year-old Quincy Anne, May 2, Les Bois, training
“bilateral cannon bone fracture”
2-year-old Cool Vista, May 15, Les Bois, training
2-year-old Elite Corona, May 23, Les Bois 1
“broken right humerus”
3-year-old Kt Turtle Moves, June 6, Les Bois 3
“open fetlock fracture”
4-year-old Eneff’s Neff, June 24, Les Bois, training
In addition, one horse died on track grounds from what the industry refers to as a “non-racing” cause. “Non-racing”? In truth, she is no less a casualty of this vile business than her compatriots above.
9-year-old Celinderella, July 16
Finally, the FOIA document came with this note: “Does not include horses from State Veterinarian that have been previously reported to ISRC.” In other words, there were other dead racehorses in Idaho last year.