Horses Killed Racing or Training on U.S. Tracks, 2019. (Please note: This list will grow exponentially when I begin filing my annual FOIA requests at the end of the year. For context, please see killed lists from previous years.) Sir Senescal, Jan 3, Gulfstream – “fell while injured…euthanized on track” Hold the Mic, Jan 4, […]

Horseracing in America Arizona Rillito Park Thoroughbred and QuarterHorse (Feb-Mar) Turf Paradise Thoroughbred and QuarterHorse (Oct-May) Cochise County Fair (2 days in May) Santa Cruz Fair (2 days in May) Arkansas (dependent on racino subsidies) Oaklawn Park Thoroughbred (Jan-Apr) California Del Mar Thoroughbred (Jul-Sep, Nov-Dec) Golden Gate Fields Thoroughbred (year-round) Los Alamitos Race Course Thoroughbred […]

Lasix, as I’ve said, is a divisive issue, and the recent announcement – which, I remind, is but a diversion – that Santa Anita will be phasing-out the drug has brought that issue back under the spotlight. Throwing its considerable weight on the side of Lasix as a therapeutic medication that helps control pulmonary bleeding […]

Horseracing in America is a single entity. Saratoga and Sunland, “grand” courses and cheap racinos, Grade 1s and claimers – they’re all one in the same. Accordingly, any bet on any race at any track is a bet for the greater entity. So, even if you only wager (or tune in) once a year, tomorrow […]

The following is a list of private U.S. Thoroughbred training-tracks. The horses who die at these locations do so in utter anonymity; we will never know who they are or how many are killed – just the way Racing wants it. ABRACADABRA FARM Ocala FL ADENA SPRINGS FARM Ocala FL ANOTHER EPISODE FARM, INC. Ocala […]