Through a FOIA request to the Florida Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation, I have confirmed the following kills on that state’s tracks in the second half (July-Dec) of 2017. (Notes: The Dept. did not forward immediate causes of death; since I began doing this, Florida’s record-keeping has been among the worst – misspelled names, duplicate entries, and most significantly, under-reporting of deaths.)

Slacks of Course, July 1, Gulfstream, race 3

Madame Butterfly, July 24, Gulfstream W, training

Accomplice, July 27, Gulfstream, race 10
(ten years old, 82nd race)

Thousandinmypocket, July 29, Gulfstream, training
(two years old, being prepped for first race)

Bella Kittens, July 29, Gulfstream, training

Stormin Dude, August 5, Gulfstream, training
(two years old, being prepped for first race)

Run Lucky Run, August 11, Gulfstream W, training
(two years old, being prepped for first race)

Sweet Point, August 17, Gulfstream, training
(last five races, all maiden claiming: combined 87 back; trainer, Diosdado Iglesias)

Sing in the Hands, August 19, Gulfstream W, training
(two total races: combined 47 back)

Latin Danger (sic), September 8, Gulfstream W, training

Personal Princess, September 15, Gulfstream W, training
(four total races: one 8th, three lasts – combined 93 back; trainer, Antonio Cioffi)

Storm Troops, September 22, Gulfstream, training
(coming off first race)

Dancing Wind, September 27, Gulfstream, race 9

Gone Jak, October 19, Gulfstream W, race 6
(coming off a last-of-11, 35 back just 12 days prior; trainer, Rosemary Homeister)

Majestic Won, October 23, Pompano, training

French Edge, October 28, Gulfstream, training

Tomoe, November 3, Gulfstream, training

Patriot Man, November 4, Gulfstream, training
(two years old, being prepped for first race)

Gran Airspeed, November 5, Gulfstream, training

Breezed Bayou, November 17, Tampa Bay, training

Golden Dude, November 22, Tampa Bay, training
(two years old, being prepped for first race)

Highborn, November 25, Gulfstream, training
(just two and had already been raced six times; trainer, Jose Pinchin)

Spence Girl, November 25, Tampa Bay, race 6 (euthanized November 26)

Dularie, December 9, Tampa Bay, training

Honor Earned, December 13, Tampa Bay, race 3

Saturday Storms, December 16, Tampa Bay, training
(63 races)

Frau Riley, December 23, Gulfstream, training

K Wave, December 28, Tampa Bay, training

Time in Motion, December 29, Gulfstream, race 7
(first race)

Speighgal, December 30, Gulfstream, race 9

Sophieshardtocatch, December 30, Tampa Bay, race 10

In addition, the following racehorse died on track grounds from what the industry craftily calls a “non-racing” cause. Technically true, perhaps, but morally he is no less a casualty of this vile business than the ones above.

Coco, December 13, Gulfstream

Florida’s January-June Report

Through a FOIA request to the Florida DBPR, I have confirmed the following 44 deaths on or at Florida racetracks January-June:

Candu Cait, January 6, Gulfstream, race 7 (chart merely said “vanned off”)

Catira Rock, January 6, Gulfstream, race 10 (chart merely said “vanned off”)

Aubrees the First, January 8, Tampa Bay, training

Copingaway, January 14, Gulfstream, race 10, “fractured humerus”

Prague, January 15, Gulfstream, training

Whip N Nay Nay, January 17, Gulfstream, training

Lupos Phantom, January 20, Gulfstream, training

Conquest Vixen, January 27, Gulfstream W, training – 2-year-old being prepped for first race

Whiskey Wizard, January 27, Gulfstream, training – 4-year-old coming off three last-place maiden-claiming finishes in a row

Lucky Rascal, January 28, Tampa Bay, race 7

Gretna Graeme, February 2, Tampa Bay, training

Lord Ruler, February 4, Gulfstream, race 8, “compound oblique fracture”

Mrs Peacock, February 4, Tampa Bay, training

Starship Stache, February 9, Tampa Bay, race 7 (chart merely said “vanned off”)

Diamond Tour, February 11, Tampa Bay, race 3 (chart merely said “vanned off”)

Itsnotezbeinbreezy, February 11, Tampa Bay, race 9 (chart said nothing bad at all)

Five Wars, February 17, Gulfstream, training

Gonnawinalot, February 17, Tampa Bay, race 8 (chart merely said “lugged out badly”)

Lady Nura, February 18, Gulfstream, training

Mr. Rose, February 18, Gulfstream, training

Kingston Bay, February 26, Gulfstream, race 5 (chart merely said “fell, vanned off”)

B Evas Lucky Lad, February 26, Pompano

Chance of Luck, March 2, Tampa Bay, training, “died heart attack”

Tizcano, March 5, Gulfstream W, training

Dickens, March 5, Tampa Bay, race 1 (chart merely said “vanned off”)

Morgans Harbour, March 9, Gulfstream, “colic” (doesn’t state whether euthanized or just died) – last raced only two weeks prior

Stormy’s Return, March 12, Gulfstream, race 7 (chart merely said “fell, vanned off”)

Record Store, March 12, Pompano

Sir Newton, March 13, Tampa Bay, training

Glacial Ocean, March 17, Tampa Bay, training, “died – cardiac arrest” – six years old

Ohio, March 20, Gulfstream W, training

yet-to-be-named, April 1, Tampa Bay, training

Donna’s Dream, April 10, Tampa Bay, training, “flipped over and broke her shoulder – euthanized”; “her remains are now in the manure facility”

Imslopokerodriguez, April 15, Tampa Bay, training

Smart Answer, April 15, Tampa Bay, race 3 (chart merely said “vanned off”)

Mo Wees, April 16, Gulfstream, race 1 (chart merely said “fell, vanned off”)

Southern Thang, April 20, Tampa Bay, training

Yorkshire Inn, April 23, Tampa Bay, race 9

Cinchona, April 29, Gulfstream, training – 2-year-old being prepped for first race

Dealingatthegate, May 7, Tampa Bay, race 7 (chart merely said “vanned off”)

Malibu Eyes, May 13, Gulfstream W, training

All Irish, May 24, Gulfstream, training – coming off a last of 11, 28+ back 18 days prior

Hawks Linda Lou, June 14, Oxford, prior to race 3, “the horse flipped and fell while being saddled for racing, hitting its head on the ground; the horse was immediately rendered unconscious and shortly thereafter expired”

El Rustico, June 15, Gulfstream, race 5 (chart merely said “injured, vanned off”)

Through a FOIA request to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, I have confirmed the following deaths at Florida tracks in 2016:

Wastin’ Away, January 1, Tampa Bay training, “fractured head”
One Step Salsa, January 3, Gulfstream training
Eye Get the Blues, January 3, Hialeah 7
Rezoomin, January 6, Hialeah training
Jm Lobo Cartel, January 8, Hialeah training
Rocket Boulevard, January 9, Gulfstream training
Shameless Lass, January 9, Gulfstream training
Ac Comando, January 9, Hialeah 3
Tm Vendikater, January 10, Hialeah 9
Rita’s Wildside, January 10, Tampa Bay training, “fractured knee”
Native Gold, January 12, Tampa Bay training
Lying Chief, January 15, Gulfstream 7
Charlie Cartel, January 18, Hialeah training
Spiced Tea (sic?), January 20, Gulfstream training
Handsome Xpression, January 21, Gulfstream training, “leg fracture on track”
Pretty Nauty, January 25, Tampa Bay training
Ashwarie, January 30, Gulfstream training
Forged, January 31, Gulfstream 1
Born Mighty, February 6, Hialeah 3
Estandarte, February 7, Gulfstream 4
Mach It Right, February 8, Pompano, “broke left hind leg”
Jess Makin Waves, February 12, Hialeah training
Pequena I Love You, February 12, Hialeah training
Enriquillo, February 14, Tampa Bay training, “took a bad step – humanely destroyed”
Scrumpdilicious, February 15, Gulfstream 9
Flashing Light, February 17, Gulfstream 5
Gate Crasher, February 17, Tampa Bay training
Kandoo, February 20, Gulfstream 11
yet-to-be-named 2-year-old, February 21, Gulfstream training
Lilah Bird, February 21, Gulfstream 1
Dark and Dusty, February 24, Tampa Bay 1
Sweet Rocket Man, February 26, Gulfstream training
Save Rock and Roll, March 5, Gulfstream training
Hy Prince Happy, March 5, Gulfstream 2
Glamorgan, March 5, Gulfstream 13
Stardust Abbe, March 6, Tampa Bay training
Never in Trouble, March 7, Gulfstream training, “Location of Deceased: Horse Pit”
Pennetta, March 9, Gulfstream 9
Imbaracuaro, March 11, Gulfstream W training
Ancil, March 11, Tampa Bay training
City of Weston, March 12, Gulfstream training
Starship Jodi, March 14, Gulfstream training
Arco de Triunfo, March 16, Gulfstream W training
Heatupthekaufy, March 26, Tampa Bay training
Invasion Point, March 26, Tampa Bay 10, “after week with infected leg, put down”
Fivetillmidnite, March 31, Tampa Bay training
Aribelle, April 1, Tampa Bay 7
Summer Morn, April 6, Gulfstream training
Diamond Rose, April 8, Tampa Bay 2
Nena, April 12, Gulfstream W training
Polly My Love, April 13, Gulfstream W training
High Native Fly, April 13, Tampa Bay 3
Saturday Special, April 14, Gulfstream 2
Blessedwithprayer, April 14, Gulfstream 9
It’s Exclusive, April 15, Tampa Bay training, “fractured humerus”
Coronado Street, April 18, Gulfstream W training
Big Paul, April 23, Tampa Bay training, “fractured sesamoid”
Gran Plata, April 25, Gulfstream training
Senora de Fatima, April 29, Gulfstream training
Congrats to Ken, April 29, Tampa Bay 4
Greatest Lisa, April 30, Tampa Bay 2
Cotton Jenny, May 1, Gulfstream 10
Chatt Hills, May 2, Gulfstream W training
Miss Dejavu, May 7, Gulfstream training
Ilogico, May 9, Gulfstream W training
Jack’s Comprise, May 20, Gulfstream training
Talk Back Jack, May 22, Gulfstream training
Parole Board, June 9, Gulfstream 3
Silver Nile, June 11, Gulfstream 5 (euthanized next day)
Starlit Malibu, June 25, Gulfstream training, “shattered her sesamoid galloping out”
Criollas Boy, June 26, Gulfstream 11
How Time Flies, July 2, Gulfstream training
Sherezadah, July 2, Gulfstream 2
Templer Glory, July 10, Gulfstream 3
I’m Venezuelan, July 23, Gulfstream 11
The Judge Chuckles, July 23, Tampa Bay 7
Mansion House, August 13, Gulfstream 6
Here Comes Da Boom, September 1, Gulfstream 6
Distinctive Star, September 3, Gulfstream training
Miss Mongolia, September 3, Gulfstream training
Ocala Spirit, September 3, Gulfstream 1
Brave Rooster, September 3, Gulfstream 5
Can’t Stop the Kid, September 9, Gulfstream 1
Iberian, September 24, Gulfstream W training
Power Heat, September 28, Gulfstream W training
Moscow Miss, October 1, Gulfstream 1, “compound, comminuted fracture”
Sassy Samba, October 4, Gulfstream training
Desire Gone Astray, October 15, Gulfstream training
Grand Star, October 29, Gulfstream W training
Davie Nightmare, November 2, Gulfstream training
Dolce Surprise, November 4, Gulfstream W 3
Don’s Girl, November 5, Gulfstream training, “Location: laying in grass area”
Will Be Magical, November 6, Gulfstream training
Shark Rules, November 11, Pompano training
Ima Handsome Dude, November 16, Gulfstream W 7
Outrun Em All, November 26, Tampa Bay training
All of Barbados, December 4, Gulfstream training
My Bo Chop, December 10, Tampa Bay training
Wicked Attitude, December 10, Tampa Bay training
Gone Till Dawn, December 17, Tampa Bay training
Jazz Pizzaz, December 27, Tampa Bay training
Sinster Blue, December 30, Tampa Bay training

In addition, the following horses died on track grounds from what the industry calls “non-racing” causes. While this may be technically true, morally they are no less casualties of this vile business than the ones above.

Last Romance, January 6, Pompano, “died – perforated intestine, colic”
Obvi (pony), February 10, Hialeah, circumstances undisclosed
Irish Bride, October 16, Pompano, “found in stall”
Lovely Elle, November 18, Gulfstream, “dead in stall 4 am”

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There can be no justification for the killing of horses for $2 bets. End it. Now.