NY’s Dead Racehorses, 2018 (The 98 That We Know About)

The following racehorses were killed racing or training on New York tracks in 2018. While reading, please bear in mind that this is surely but a partial reckoning as the Gaming Commission typically only discloses deaths occurring on-site (or occasionally at equine hospitals) and those within 72 hours of injury. And, of course, nothing from the many private training facilities strewn across the state. In short, it’s much worse…

Alex the Terror, January 9, Belmont T
“fx sesamoids while galloping; vanned off – euthanized”

Old Dubai, January 19, Belmont T
“fell at 7/8 pole, subsequently euthanized on track due to compound fracture”

Sing the Dream, January 27, Aqueduct R
“fell at the 3/8 pole, suffered fracture to front leg – euthanized on track”

Purring On Empty, January 28, Aqueduct R
“pulled up after finish, ambulanced to barn with fracture – subsequently euthanized”

Ciaran, March 6, Belmont T
“suffered a fracture to his front leg breezing – vanned off and euthanized”

A Fleet Attitude, March 10, Aqueduct R
“bad step after the finish, fx cannon – euthanized on the track”

Motown Sound, March 11, Aqueduct R
“pulled up after finish, vanned off; fx cannon, P1 – euthanized”

Lawgiver Hanover, March 13, Yonkers R
“broke cannon bone – euthanized”

Threefortyfive, March 15, Aqueduct T (euthanized March 16)
“lameness; radiographs revealed fractured cannon bone – euthanized”

Pappy’s Pal, April 2, Yonkers R
“fractured pastern and was subsequently euthanized”

Milo Milo, April 7, Aqueduct R (euthanized April 9)
“pulled up at the 5/8 pole and vanned off – subsequently euthanized for a leg injury”

Clooney Drummond, April 11, Buffalo R
“took bad step; P2 comminuted – euthanized off track”

Overdraft, April 13, Aqueduct R (euthanized June 3)
“euthanized for a fractured pelvis”

Yosemite Camn, April 28, Buffalo R
“took bad step out of gate – ambulanced off track and euthanized”

Belt High, May 3, Belmont T
“fx cannon bone/sesamoids – euthanized on the track”

Desert Affair, May 6, Belmont R
“suffered a fatal musculoskeletal injury and was euthanized on the track”

The Berber, May 14, Finger Lakes T
“catastrophic injury to shoulder – euthanized”

Mark My Style, May 24, Belmont T
“suffered a soft tissue injury; did not respond to treatment – euthanized”

Cash Poor, June 3, Saratoga Harness R
“horse collapsed and died after finishing fourth in fourth race”

Montauk, June 7, Belmont T
“suffered a fractured shoulder and was euthanized”

Schomberg, June 12, Finger Lakes T
“fx sesamoid – euthanized”

Classy Cara, June 14, Belmont T
“was pulled up, ambulanced off the track; fx sesamoid – euthanized”

Freeze the Account, June 17, Belmont R
“suffered fx cannon/sesamoids – euthanized on the track”

Run Juja Run, June 19, Finger Lakes R (euthanized June 27)
“raced on 06/19/18, laminitis without resolution – euthanized”

Mary Pray for Us, June 21, Finger Lakes R
“DNF – euthanized on the track”

New Pass, June 23, Belmont R
“suffered fx cannon bone – euthanized on the track”

Luzinski, June 27, Belmont R
“was pulled up – euthanized on track”

Dream Host, July 4, Finger Lakes R
“fx front limb and went down – euthanized on the track”

David’s Elaine, July 7, Finger Lakes R
“broke down while racing – euthanized on the track”

Presumptuous, July 7, Saratoga T
“sustained closed fractures – subsequently euthanized”

Heartspoke, July 25, Saratoga R
“horse collapsed on track – possible cardiovascular death”

Macho Citizen, July 28, Saratoga R
“pulled up, vanned off; fx sesamoids – euthanized”

Charlonique, July 30, Belmont T
“fx cannon bone and sesamoid – euthanized”

Maddie’s Revenge, July 30, Finger Lakes R
“pulled up, vanned off – euthanized”

Gabriella, August 6, Belmont T
“sustained pelvic fracture; vanned off – euthanized”

My Perfect Gem, August 8, Finger Lakes R
“pulled up – euthanized”

Biz Boss, August 17, Saratoga T
“fx sesamoids – euthanized”

Indifference, August 20, Saratoga T
“injured, vanned off and euthanized”

Bowie, August 26, Saratoga R
“horse injured – euthanized on track”

Check My Pulse, August 27, Monticello R
“sustained injury to pastern, necessitating euthanasia track side”

Mischief Maker, August 28, Tioga T
“after training knuckled over…shattering his pastern – humanely euthanized”

Swift One, August 30, Finger Lakes T
“fx sesamoid – euthanized”

Quaff, September 8, Belmont T
“removed from track via ambulance – euthanasia”

Cool Breeze De Vie, September 8, Tioga R
“collapsed and died upon returning to the paddock immediately following the race”

Cleo’s Reign, early September, Finger Lakes T (euthanized September 13)
“fx sesamoid(s); efforts to repair injury unsuccessful, necessitating euthanasia”

Business Expense, September 13, Saratoga T
“fx cannon and P1 – euthanized”

Hard Study, September 16, Saratoga T (euthanized September 18)
“fx sesamoids, ambulanced to barn; poor prognosis for recovery – euthanized”

Loose, September 21, Belmont R
“pulled up, taken back to barn in ambulance – fractures necessitating euthanasia”

Forbade, September 24, Saratoga T
“sustained condylar fracture requiring euthanasia”

Kieran Street, September 27, Finger Lakes R
“broke down – euthanized on track”

Aqua Bel Sar, September 30, Belmont T
“collapsed in area of 1/16th pole”

Panchester United, October 5, Saratoga Harness R
“fractured pastern”

Charnley River, October 6, Finger Lakes R
“collapsed and died after the finish – possible aneurysm”

St. Barts, October 6, Saratoga T
“collapsed – pulmonary hemorrhage”

K’s Cabernet, October 10, Aqueduct T
“sustained fx cannon bone – euthanized on track”

Miss Technicality, October 14, Belmont T
“sustained an injury, transported to her barn via ambulance – humanely euthanized”

Tell You What, October 14, Belmont R
“suffered fx cannon bone resulting in humane euthanasia on the track”

Flirtin N Flashin, October 18, Finger Lakes R
“broke down in the stretch – euthanized on track”

Rahy’s Bandit, October 26, Belmont T
“suffered a fracture to her front leg and was euthanized on the track”

A True Giant, early October, Belmont T (euthanized October 28)
“severe laminitis subsequent to injury sustained three weeks prior – euthanized”

Gotcha Gabin, November 4, Aqueduct T
“sustained sesamoid injury – subsequently euthanized on track”

Buddy’s Tiz, November 5, Belmont T
“collapsed and died”

Smooth Move, November 8, Aqueduct T
“sustained pelvic fracture subsequently necessitating euthanasia”

Tizz Hip, November 8, Finger Lakes T
“fx sesamoid – euthanized”

Andesine, November 11, Aqueduct R
“collapsed and died after walking down the track after being unsaddled”

Last Chant, November 15, Finger Lakes R
“fx condylar – euthanized”

Malibu Strings, November 29, Belmont T
“was injured; sent to Ruffian center – poor prognosis, euthanasia chosen”

Three Perfections, December 1, Aqueduct R
“suffered a fatal musculoskeletal injury to front leg and was euthanized on the track”

Frankies Rockngirl, December 7, Batavia R
“took bad step, sustained fracture – ambulanced off track and euthanized”

Redwhiteandheaven, December 7, Batavia R
“sustained fracture – ambulanced off track and euthanized”

Bluegrass Flash, December 8, Aqueduct R (euthanized December 9)
“sustained injury, sheath laceration – owners opted for euthanasia”

Consensus Thinking, December 20, Aqueduct R
“sustained injury necessitating euthanasia on track”

Big Mischief, December 23, Aqueduct R
“sustained injury – euthanized on track”

In addition, these still-very-much-active racehorses died on track grounds from what the industry craftily calls “non-racing” causes. Technically true, perhaps, but morally they are no less casualties of this vile business than the ones above.

Steve’s Image, January 7, Belmont
“horse died in stall from apparent colic”

Jeter, February 6, Aqueduct
“horse died while being treated for acute colic”

Dragon Dread, February 14, Monticello
“found deceased in barn stall this morning”

Ladies Day, February 16, Belmont
“was recumbent and could not rise – euthanized following day”

Shelby’s Ideal, March 13, Monticello
“found dead following treatment for acute colic the day prior”

You’llrememberwhen, April 3, Finger Lakes
“died in stall – possible colic” (two years old)

Anchor, April 6, Belmont
“horse was found dead in stall” (four years old)

Terry O Geri, May 18, Belmont
“found dead in stall two days after having colic surgery”

Baby Lightweight, May 21, Finger Lakes
“laminitis both front limbs – euthanized” (yet to be raced)

Fairway Tom, June 6, Finger Lakes
“colic – euthanized”

Livid Luke, July 22, Monticello
“found unresponsive; believed to have escaped from stall and died overnight”

My Flying Dragon, July 30, Finger Lakes
“flipped over on blacktop in barn area; suffered major head injury – euthanized”

Frosty Gal, August 1, Saratoga
“got away from handler…ran loose…sustained injuries…euthanasia”

Master Manipulator, August 6, Saratoga
“ran loose in barn area, was caught and returned; upon return, collapsed and died”

Thunderbird Wings, August 30, Finger Lakes
“colic without resolution – euthanized”

Royal Blessing, September 4, Saratoga
“was found dead in his stall – ileal rupture”

Northernstreetgal, September 7, Belmont
“chronic septic tendon sheath infection to hock – subsequently euthanized”

Ready for Rye, September, Saratoga
“colic” (information from source other than Gaming Commission)

Carradine, October 7, Finger Lakes
“colic without resolution – euthanized”

Field Sense, October 12, Finger Lakes
“colic without resolution – humanely euthanized”

Love Poochie Loo, October 25, Finger Lakes
“colic without resolution – euthanized”

KJ Henry Michael, October 27, Monticello
“found deceased in stall early morning” (two years old)

R Caan, November 13, Monticello
“euthanized following injury during shipment” (slated to be raced that day)

Formal Event, December 7, Belmont
“found deceased in stall; horse was under treatment for gastrointestinal issues”

Three Eighty Eight, December 25, Belmont
“euthanized due to pneumonia of approximately two weeks duration”

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  1. I counted NINETY-EIGHT (98) horses died in action whilst serving the horseracing industry in just this one state alone. And they were only the deaths that were reported and then disclosed.
    Utterly sickening, shameful, indefensible, unacceptable, unjustifiable and unconscionable.

  2. Un Fricken believable! I cannot believe that number, this is horrible! We need some major press on this, I have sent it out to a lot of people I am continuing to do so. I sent it out to lady freethinker, big animal activist, I will continue to spread the word! This has to be stopped!

  3. Absolutely horrible what these horses have to go through for the entertainment of horse racing and betting. They barely live any of their life because they are worked over and injured frequently and the owners will not take on the burden of providing for a horse they spent money on to race to graze around their pastures to help them recover so they euthanize. The horses that broke free and ended up dying are heartbreaking. They wanted to get out and be free so they made a break for it :-( Horrible industry…

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