Through a FOIA request to the Idaho Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following death there in 2017. Please note, however, that Idaho’s last remaining active racetrack, Les Bois Park, closed in 2016. What’s left are state and county fairs, which had a combined 24 days of racing in 2017.
Chick Cashing Cowboy, May 14, Pocatello, race 7
“horse broke down near the finish line…state vet assisted Fair personnel in loading [horse] into a trailer and it [italics added] was subsequently removed from the track…[vet] collected a blood sample after which he euthanized the horse”