Through a FOIA request to the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills on that state’s tracks in 2018. Unless otherwise noted, immediate cause of death was a fracture of one kind or another; underlying cause – Racing itself. (Please note: The Commission forwarded but one training death; surely, this is wrong.)

The Hardy Boys, March 8, Remington T

Chicks Fancy Me, March 10, Remington R

Bedlam, March 20, Will Rogers R

Tf Carters Kick, March 24, Remington R

Mister Bree, April 9, Will Rogers R

Katillac Charm, April 14, Will Rogers R

Ride This Train, April 20, Remington R – “pulmonary hemorrhage” (two years old)

Jazz One Lady, May 12, Remington R

Inseperable Ruby, May 20, Remington R

Last Pain Gl, May 27, Remington R

Right On the Nose, May 28, Remington R – “fell, hindquarters wouldn’t move”

Special Candy High, June 2, Remington R

See Omega, June 8, Fair Meadows R

Fddapache, June 23, Fair Meadows R

Kelly Kip, July 5, Fair Meadows R

Kaylees Krazy Fury, July 7, Fair Meadows R

Royal Disturbance, July 19, Fair Meadows R

Alpha Nine, July 21, Fair Meadows R

Euro Green, August 29, Remington R

Df Painted Pilot, September 9, Will Rogers R

Johnny Jean, September 22, Will Rogers R

Ta Ta Nomoro, September 28, Remington R

Claret Jug, October 4, Remington R – “collapsed at the finish line, died two minutes later” (three years old)

Landbank, October 4, Remington R

Distance Deal, October 6, Will Rogers R

Hooligan, October 12, Will Rogers R

Tactical Miss, October 13, Remington R

Jl Separate Treasure, October 21, Will Rogers R

Fistfulloffite, October 25, Remington R (euthanized October 31)

Okie Debutante, October 26, Remington R

Jesfixinto, October 27, Will Rogers R – “lacerated tendon”

Makin the Dough, November 8, Remington R

Outamoway Girls, November 10, Remington R

Oltigbitties, November 10, Will Rogers R

Paramont, November 19, Remington R

Oklahoma Z, November 30, Remington R

Chirpy Bird, December 14, Remington R

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.

Bs Cartel, April 24, Remington
“found dead in stall – stomach rupture” (two years old)

Js Chickenchit, April 28, Remington
“found dead in shedrow – colitis and infection” (two years old, last raced April 13)

Hashtag Fast, October 28, Will Rogers
“found dead in stall – presumed choke”

Didactic, November 30, Remington
“colitis” (last raced November 19)

A FOIA request to the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission has yielded the following confirmed kills on that state’s tracks in 2017. No immediate cause of death (like what particular bone was shattered) was given. No matter, Killed by Racing will suffice.

Applegate Cove, February 18, Will Rogers, training
(two years old, being prepped for first race)

Native Americanqueen, March 1, Remington, training
(two years old, being prepped for first race)

Les Wireless, March 1, Remington, training
(one year old, being prepped for first race)

Eagle Bayou, March 11, Remington, race 14
(one year old, first race)

Gold Line Express, March 13, Will Rogers, race 9
(seventh race; in previous six, never finished higher than 5th)

Flyen Low, March 26, Remington, race 5
(one year old, first race)

Big Boi Brother, March 30, Remington, prior to race 3
“injured in barn”

Heros Six, April 6, Remington, race 1
(one year old, first race)

He Talks a Lot, April 15, Remington, race 4
(three years old, first race)

Out the Gate Doin 98, May 6, Remington, race 5

Cassies Dynasty, May 11, Remington, prior to race 8
“injured in paddock” (two years old, was to be her first race)

Jess Open Up, May 12, Remington, race 6
(two years old, second race)

Vf Bigtime Stanley, May 12, Remington, race 11
(two years old, second race)

Cartel Time, May 13, Remington, race 10
(two years old, third race)

A.P. Brannigan, May 15, Will Rogers, race 11

Ruth, May 16, Will Rogers, race 9
(5-year-old mare, second race)

This Flights Flyin, May 28, Remington, race 11

Favorite Star, June 1, Remington, race 3

No Secret Anywhere, June 2, Remington, race 12
(two years old, second race)

Sixiest, June 11, Fair Meadows, race 11
(two years old, fourth race)

Save Dixie Faith, June 17, Fair Meadows, race 1

Flowing Snow Fury, June 21, Fair Meadows, prior to racing
(two years old, was to be her first race)

Senator Josy, July 26, Fair Meadows, race 12
(two years old, first race)

Eos Firewater, July 28, Fair Meadows, race 12

Okie Ride, August 9, Remington, training
(ten years old)

Comisky’s Sister, August 26, Remington, race 6
“found deceased in stall” (after finishing second)

Aria, September 9, Remington, race 6

Shatterenthestars, September 16, Remington, race 6
(two years old, fifth race)

Vestibule, September 21, Remington, race 5

Bv Im in a Hurry, September 22, Will Rogers, race 6
(two years old, fifth race)

Warair, September 22, Will Rogers, race 9 (died October 12)
“found deceased in stall” (two years old)

El Capitan, September 29, Will Rogers, race 8
(two years old, fifth race)

Little Ginger, October 4, Remington, race 8
(first race back after being “vanned off” in December 2015)

Sundance Flyer, October 5, Remington, race 3
(most previous race, in August: last, 35 lengths back)

Colonel Slewie, October 5, Remington, race 8
(most previous race, in September: 9th of 11, 21 lengths back)

Donnie’s Cool Cat, October 7, Remington, race 4

Warning Sign, October 11, Remington, race 4

Silver of Oz, October 26, Remington, race 8

Wicked Is Good, November 25, Remington, race 4

Tanner’s Popsicle, December 1, Remington, race 4
(coming off consecutive last-place finishes)

Paynterly, December 8, Remington, race 5
(two years old, second race; first race: last, 31 lengths back)

Through a FOIA request to the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills on Oklahoma tracks in 2016. (Note: The Commission did not forward injury details.)

Juliet’s Rose, January 26, Will Rogers training

Eurit, February 18, Remington training (2-year-old being prepped for debut)

Fast Flyin Fireball, March 13, Remington 3

Jessyoudo, March 31, Remington 9

Louisiana Tres, April 1, Remington training (2-year-old being prepped for debut)

My Little Surfer, April 1, Remington 9 (2-year-old, first race)

Furrocity, April 9, Remington 11 (2-year-old, first race)

Jesse Jr First Down, April 23, Remington 8

Eyesa Pretty Wagon, April 23, Remington 11

Eyesa Famous Man, April 27, Remington training

Defyance, April 27, Remington training (2-year-old being prepped for debut)

Lokness, April 29, Remington 6 (2-year-old, first race)

Eyem Fast N Furyous, May 6, Remington 3

Dance Past the Line, May 8, Remington 7

District Queen, May 17, Will Rogers 10 (6-year-old – but only second race)

Cindy’s Frill, May 27, Will Rogers training (4-year-old being prepped for debut)

Tried to Tell U So, June 10, Fair Meadows 2

Lingeringobsession, June 24, Fair Meadows 1

Greatest Times, July 13, Fair Meadows 1 (8-year-old, 45th race)

A. P. Pass, August 12, Remington training (2-year-old being prepped for debut)

Phone Call, August 15, Remington training

Austin’s Argument, September 3, Remington 3

Mapimi, September 8, Remington 5

Broad Acres, September 8, Remington 8 (3-year-old, first race)

Neala Girl, September 14, Remington 7 (2-year-old, third race)

Cara Chica, September 29, Remington training (2-year-old being prepped for debut)

Derby Fan, September 30, Remington 5

Sooner Or Later, October 13, Remington 5 (3-year-old, second race)

Paint Me Furious, October 14, Will Rogers 2

Holy Flip Flop, November 17, Remington 7

Commotional, November 18, Remington training (2-year-old coming off first race)

My Buddy Rob, November 19, Remington 9 (3-year-old, second race)

Wayln Brent George, November 19, Remington 9 (same race as above)

Hot Hand, December 2, Remington 7

Oklahoma Rust, December 3, prior to Remington 3

Ardena, December 3, Remington 5

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.

Eye Opening Dream, July 13, Will Rogers, “found deceased in barn” (was raced just three days prior)

Conja Boo, November 22, Remington, “illness – EPM” (2-year-old coming off last of 11, 37 lengths back)

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

Through a request to the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills on Oklahoma tracks in 2015:

2-year-old Splitterr, March 7, Remington 9 (first race)

2-year-old Jess Roses, March 15, Remington 8 (first race)

3-year-old Cowgirl Star, March 17, Will Rogers, training (coming off first race)

2-year-old Sir Santino, March 25, Remington, training (being prepped for first race)

3-year-old Two Times Flashy, April 4, Remington 1

2-year-old Rekindle, April 4, Remington 2 (first race)

2-year-old Good Year for a Rose, April 9, Remington, training (being prepped for first race)

2-year-old Flashyoursix, April 12, Remington 4

5-year-old Daybreak Dreamer, April 13, Will Rogers 9

3-year-old Katies Little Corona, April 24, Remington 1

2-year-old Jess an Appeal, May 1, Remington 5 (euthanized May 2) (first race)

5-year-old Fly Okie, May 2, Will Rogers, training

2-year-old One Sweet Marie, May 11, Remington 8

2-year-old Short Fused Corona, May 12, Remington 8

2-year-old Hot Advice, May 22, Remington 9

2-year-old Sir Tres Seis, June 3, Fair Meadows, training (being prepped for first race)

2-year-old Also Mighty, June 4, Fair Meadows 7 (first race)

3-year-old Iona Ivory, June 4, Fair Meadows 8

6-year-old Show Me the Power, June 27, Fair Meadows 7

5-year-old Test Program, July 4, Fair Meadows 7

2-year-old Blazen a Fire, July 11, Fair Meadows 10

3-year-old Glitternglory, July 24, Fair Meadows 5

2-year-old Ritzi Go Go, August 2, Remington, training (being prepped for first race)

2-year-old Nichols Hillbilly, August 6, Remington, training (being prepped for first race)

4-year-old Lainy’s Sweetness, August 21, Remington 9

5-year-old Circus Train, August 28, Remington 5

2-year-old Mystic Star, August 29, Remington 6

2-year-old Shinefortheprimetime, September 13, Will Rogers 10

4-year-old Katie’s Parade, September 27, Remington, training

2-year-old A Sweet Heart Deal, October 4, Will Rogers 8

5-year-old Unbridled’s Score, October 7, Remington 2

2-year-old Duanes Little Frog, October 11, Will Rogers 4

2-year-old Denali Teller Now, October 17, Will Rogers, training (coming off first race)

2-year-old Pyc Miss Bama, October 18, Will Rogers 12

2-year-old Once and Again, October 28, Remington, training (coming off first race)

6-year-old Diamond Okie, October 28, Remington 2

3-year-old Valdez Rare Corona, October 30, Will Rogers 7

6-year-old Bonnie Parker, November 5, Remington 1

4-year-old Top Gold, November 19, Remington, training

5-year-old Sweet Ruby Kate, December 4, Remington 5


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

6-year-old Stel Christina, February 17, Remington

4-year-old Curjen, March 9, Remington

4-year-old Tl Bridled Lightning, March 10, Remington

7-year-old Mighty Tenpins, March 22, Remington

“pony horse – no name,” March 25, Remington

3-year-old One Sweet Corona, May 4, Remington

2-year-old Star Spangled Perry, May 7, Remington

6-year-old Special Jessie, July 14, Fair Meadows
“dead in stall”

“pony horse” Navaho, September 19, Remington

2-year-old Lady Burbank, November 11, Remington

3-year-old Tiz Another, November 14, Remington

3-year-old Gilded Bling, November 17, Remington

3-year-old Gold Bling, November 18, Remington

Through an “Open Records” request, I have confirmed the following 55 deaths on or at Oklahoma racetracks in 2014:

1-year-old Jazz Corona, February 14, Remington, training
4-year-old Lucian, February 18, Remington, training
3-year-old Take It Up a Notch, February 21, Remington, training
2-year-old Diamondsontheinside, March 8, Remington 11
2-year-old Jack Brookshire, March 8, Remington 14
2-year-old Promise Me Pyc, March 13, Remington 9
2-year-old Texas Spook, March 22, Remington 8
4-year-old Mi Vengador, March 27, Remington 3 (euthanized March 29)
5-year-old Tellem Its Texas, April 3, Remington 9
7-year-old Smokin Armadillo, April 14, Will Rogers 8
3-year-old Runaway Wild, April 18, Remington 10
3-year-old Just After Me, April 19, Remington 10
2-year-old Tango Jet, April 20, Remington 2
3-year-old Jaylo Caliente, April 26, Remington 7
5-year-old Official Business, April 27, Will Rogers, “illness”
4-year-old Watch This Zoom, May 3, Remington 1
3-year-old Friends for Life, May 5, Remington, “non-race injury”
2-year-old Curl Del Rey, May 9, Remington 9
3-year-old Lil Ditty, May 13, Will Rogers 10
4-year-old Carters Crown, May 16, Remington, training
5-year-old Canon Zoom, May 16, Remington 1
2-year-old Pyb Place Your Bet, June 1, Remington 8
2-year-old McSpeedy, June 4, Will Rogers, “non-race injury”
3-year-old Agent Boo, June 14, Fair Meadows 8
2-year-old My True Desire, June 21, Fair Meadows 10
3-year-old Cuzs Painted Success, July 5, Fair Meadows 4
2-year-old Hiway Centerfold, July 12, Fair Meadows 4
4-year-old Bodey the Beast, July 17, Fair Meadows 5
5-year-old I’m Included, July 20, Remington, training

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2-year-old Artic Eagle, July 24, Fair Meadows 11
5-year-old Arctic Thunder, August 20, Remington 5
3-year-old Splendid Saturday, August 24, Remington, training
4-year-old One Eyed Shook, August 30, Remington 5
2-year-old Sweet Irish Tee, September 5, Remington, training
2-year-old Party for All, September 7, Will Rogers, training
3-year-old Jr Blue Chew Chew, September 7, Will Rogers 11
3-year-old Sweetpea’s Yankee, September 17, Remington 5
3-year-old Jackson Station, September 18, Remington 2
2-year-old Coronas Lite, September 20, Will Rogers 7 (euthanized September 21)
Otis (pony), September 22, Remington, “illness”
6-year-old Okie Tuff, September 26, Remington 3
2-year-old Texas Two Moons, September 27, Will Rogers, “paddock injury”
3-year-old Praetorian Saint, September 28, Remington, training
3-year-old Intelligent Girl, October 11, Remington 1
3-year-old In the Backseat, October 16, Remington, training
2-year-old Inhibited, October 24, Remington, training
2-year-old Valiant Lover, October 25, Will Rogers 8
3-year-old Supertanker, October 26, Will Rogers 11
2-year-old Gruff Six, October 30, Remington, “non-race injury”
3-year-old Lil Corona Swingin, November 1, Will Rogers 10
5-year-old Pure Pyc, November 1, Will Rogers, “illness”
2-year-old Ace Navigator, November 7, Remington 2
2-year-old Fine Lookin, December 3, Remington, “paddock injury”
4-year-old Thingamajigger, December 4, Remington 7
4-year-old Lion of Lone Oak, December 13, Remington 8

It’s worth noting that 21 of the dead horses – almost 40% – were two or younger – yes, there was a 1-year-old (I age according to actual birthdays); only 2 of 54 (pony excluded) could have been called fully mature. Imagine that.

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