Maryland’s 43 Racing/Training Kills (That We Know About), 2018

Through a FOIA request to the Maryland Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills on that state’s tracks in 2018. Please note, however, that when asked about “non-racing” deaths (colic, laminitis, etc.), the Commission responded thus: “We do not have records regarding off track horses.” So, obviously, this list is incomplete.

Not Above Love, January 7, Laurel T
“condyle”

D. K. Two Step, January 12, Laurel R
“condyle”

No Love Lost, January 14, Laurel R
“cannon”

Vua Saigon, January 26, Laurel R
“ankle”

Vim, February 3, Laurel R (euthanized February 4)
“sesamoid”

Arrivano, February 4, Laurel R
“fetlock”

Summer Gems, February 16, Laurel T
“right front”

Gato Dolce, March 10, Laurel R
“ankle”

Bandits Glory, March 23, Laurel T
“fracture”

Admiral Alexis, March 25, Laurel T
“fracture”

Little Jimmy B, March 29, Laurel T
“condyle”

Raging Regina, March 31, Laurel T
“condyle”

Sticksandbricks, April 14, Laurel T
“knee”

Ice On the Severn, April 14, Laurel R
“pastern”

Tango Delta, April 14, Laurel R
“ankle”

Colonel Crawford, May 17, Pimlico R
“ankle”

Awesome Alma, May 24, Pimlico R
“ankles” (yes, both)

Ok Braveheart, June 10, Ocean R
“collapse”

Asian Trick, June 20, Laurel T
“left front”

Royal Pass, June 24, Laurel R
“collapse” (two years old)

Minor Legend, July 14, Laurel R
“sesamoid”

Kaitain, July 14, Laurel R (euthanized July 21)
“left hind”

Defenestration, July 15, Laurel T
“sesamoid”

Markeesa, July 15, Laurel R
“cannon”

Amigo, July 15, Laurel R
“shoulder”

Archie’s Revenge, July 22, Laurel R
“ankle”

Menorah Lora, July 28, Laurel R
“sesamoid”

Amplify, August 16, Laurel R
“fetlock”

Tiz a Trill, August 24, Laurel T
“right front”

X Tra Real, September 13, Pimlico T
“collapse” (four years old)

Crafty Estate, September 14, Laurel R
“collapse” (six years old)

Simpson, September 14, Laurel R
“left front”

Skrilla, September 30, Pimlico T
“right front”

Straight Tequila, October 5, Laurel R
“ankle”

Rubys Fire, October 5, Laurel R
“knee”

Inorbit, October 14, Laurel T
“sesamoid”

Yankee’s Milestone, November 8, Laurel T
“right front”

Reedini, November 9, Laurel T
“right front”

Dove Dynasty, November 9, Laurel T
“condyle”

Whateverybodywants, November 14, Laurel T
“screw failure”

Adversary, November 22, Laurel R
“cannon”

Candlestick Nic, December 8, Laurel R
“cannon”

Hazana, December 10, Laurel T
“femur”

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  1. Such a disgrace. Abuse neglect and murder for entertainment. Sickening. I would expect this in a 3rd world country.. The level of ignorance by the public is unbelievable. The people who ignore and defend are all guilty.

  2. Saratoga is so greedy. Nothing is ever enough. Money that’s all this is about. The racing killing season will be extended this year. I guess there weren’t enough dead horses last year. Maybe we can extend all year so there can be more deaths. It’s like birth control for horses. Everyone should be real proud. Murderers.

  3. I am appalled at the abuse and lack of caring and kindness, for an animal who wasn’t born to race, be tortured, abused, and made to perform a job (thought could kill them) to make money off of them. All of you who do this act of torture, should be harnessed, ridden, slapped hard with a stick, and run until you collapse and die!!!!!!!!!!

  4. This is the first time that I’ve heard about this situation in the horse racing world. I’m stunned by the treatment of these beautiful animals and the lack of care. All about greed. When are we ever going to wake up? Gandhi said we can tell how civilized a society is by the way it treats its animals.

  5. The horse racing is not a sport it is just a way to make more money for these greedy breeders, owners, trainers, etc. There is little care shown for the quality of life for these poor horses. They are started way too young before their bones and bodies have developed and many never will be race horses as they were not bred for that. This abuse is just horrible and the losers doing this should all be shot dead right where they stand. These gorgeous animals do not deserve to have their short lives ended over the simple fact of how much money does this god damn race pay me to win and winning is all it is about – that is no sport – that is just total abuse. I hope they all rot in hell as they deserve nothing better. This horse racing should be eliminated and banned everywhere as the cruelty is just too insane. End it and get rid of these loser so called “horse people.”

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