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.

Through a FOIA request to the Florida DBPR, I have confirmed the following 73 deaths on or at Florida tracks in the first half of 2016. I have included the parenthetical information to illustrate (yet again) how wily – in the very worst sense of the word – this industry truly is. Of the 28 raceday kills, only 5 were indicated – with “broke down” (racing-speak for dead) or “euthanized” – on the official charts – none, by the way, at Gulfstream, Florida’s largest and most famous track.

While it may be true that not all euthanasias are known to the chartwriters at the time of writing, two points: experienced writers know a breakdown when they see one; surely some of the “vanned” were already dead when loaded – euthanized in full view (or at least behind the infamous screen) on the track. Truth is, if not for this FOIA report, the vast majority of these deaths – including, obviously, all training – would have been safely secreted away, the dead simply vanishing from the scene.

Wastin’ Away, January 1, Tampa Bay training – “fractured head”
One Step Salsa, January 3, Gulfstream training
Eye Get the Blues, January 3, Hialeah 7 (a “vanned off” on chart)
Rezoomin, January 6, Hialeah training
Last Romance, January 6, Pompano, “died – perforated intestine, colic”
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 (a “vanned off” on the chart)
Tm Vendikater, January 10, Hialeah 9 (a “vanned off” on the chart)
Rita’s Wildside, January 10, Tampa Bay training
Native Gold, January 12, Tampa Bay training
Lying Chief, January 15, Gulfstream 7 (a “pulled up, vanned off” on chart)
Charlie Cartel, January 18, Hialeah training
Spiced Tea (sic?), January 20, Gulfstream training
Handsome Xpression, January 21, Gulfstream training
Pretty Nauty, January 25, Tampa Bay training
Ashwarie, January 30, Gulfstream training
Forged, January 31, Gulfstream 1 (a “fell, vanned off” on chart)
Born Mighty, February 6, Hialeah 3 (a “pulled up, vanned off” on chart)
Estandarte, February 7, Gulfstream 4 (a “pulled up, vanned off” on chart)
Mach It Right, February 8, Pompano (harness charts never indicate death)
Obvi, February 10, Hialeah – circumstances undisclosed
Jess Makin Waves, February 12, Hialeah training
Pequena I Love You, February 12, Hialeah training
Enriquillo, February 14, Tampa Bay training – trainer says, “took a bad step”
Scrumpdilicious, February 15, Gulfstream 9 (a “pulled up, vanned off” on chart)
Flashing Light, February 17, Gulfstream 5 (a “pulled up, vanned off” on chart)
Gate Crasher, February 17, Tampa Bay training
Kandoo, February 20, Gulfstream 11 (a “fell, vanned off” on chart)
yet-to-be-named 2-year-old, February 21, Gulfstream training
Lilah Bird, February 21, Gulfstream 1 (a “pulled up, vanned off” on chart)
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 (a “vanned off” on chart)
Glamorgan, March 5, Gulfstream 13 (a “fell, vanned off” on chart)
Stardust Abbe, March 6, Tampa Bay training
Never in Trouble, March 7, Gulfstream training – “Location of Deceased: Horse Pit”
Pennetta, March 9, Gulfstream 9 (a “pulled up, vanned off” on chart)
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 (euthanized April 11) (a “vanned off” on chart)
Fivetillmidnite, March 31, Tampa Bay training
Aribelle, April 1, Tampa Bay 7 (a “pulled up, vanned off” on chart)
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 (a “fell, vanned off” on chart)
Blessedwithprayer, April 14, Gulfstream 9 (a “pulled up, vanned off” on chart)
It’s Exclusive, April 15, Tampa Bay training
Coronado Street, April 18, Gulfstream W training
Big Paul, April 23, Tampa Bay training
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 (an “eased up, walked off” on chart)
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 (a “fell, vanned off” on chart)
Silver Nile, June 11, Gulfstream 5 (euthanized next day) (no incident on chart)
Starlit Malibu, June 25, Gulfstream training – “shattered her sesamoid galloping out”
Criollas Boy, June 26, Gulfstream 11 (no incident on chart)

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Through a FOIA request to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, I have confirmed the following 45 deaths on or at Florida tracks in the second half of 2015 (previously posted: first quarter, second quarter).

4-year-old Patty and Nooche, July 4, Gulfstream, training

3-year-old Soal, July 4, Gulfstream 10 (euthanized July 13)

3-year-old La Camorra, July 10, Gulfstream W, training (being prepped for first race)

2-year-old Arch/Orinoquia (probably sic), July 13, Gulfstream, training

3-year-old Successful Diva, July 30, Gulfstream 4

4-year-old Neutron, August 2, Gulfstream, training (being prepped for first race)

6-year-old Charlie in Charge, August 8, Gulfstream 6

3-year-old Kismet, August 17, Gulfstream, training

3-year-old Stephanie’s Dream, August 21, Gulfstream 5

2-year-old One Lucky Shot, August 22, Gulfstream, training (being prepped for first race)

3-year-old Trending Topic, September 19, Gulfstream 2

3-year-old Elite Flyer, September 23, Gulfstream, training

3-year-old Blue Saphire, September 27, Gulfstream 1 (euthanized September 30)

2-year-old Iron in the Fire, October 1, Gulfstream, training

2-year-old Kodiak Kate, October 10, Gulfstream, training
“Location of deceased animal: horse pit”

4-year-old Smoke Police, October 18, Gulfstream W 1

2-year-old Wholelotanews, November 2, Gulfstream, training

2-year-old Road Cat, November 7, Gulfstream, training (being prepped for first race)

6-year-old Keystone Wyatt, November 16, Pompano
“Removed by Lowe’s Horse Rendering”

4-year-old Norastone, November 17, Gulfstream, training

3-year-old Second Prediction, November 24, Tampa Bay, training
“aneurysm”

4-year-old Hengist, November 25, Gulfstream, training

2-year-old Skip the Romance, November 27, Gulfstream W, training

5-year-old Pro Gold, November 27, Gulfstream W 10

2-year-old Carta Magna, November 28, Gulfstream W 11 (first ever race)

3-year-old Jo Jo Cool, November 28, Tampa Bay 3

2-year-old Frankie’s Kitten, November 29, Gulfstream, training (being prepped for first race)

3-year-old Gabby’s Warrior, December 4, Tampa Bay 4

6-year-old Sir Cypress Bend, December 18, Pompano, training

5-year-old Otoole Hero, December 19, Hialeah, training

4-year-old Dreaming of Andy A, December 20, Tampa Bay 3

2-year-old unnamed, December 21, Tampa Bay, training

6-year-old Loverbil, December 27, Gulfstream W, training

2-year-old Susies Yankee Girl, December 31, Gulfstream, training

2-year-old Proven Worthy, July 1, Gulfstream
“foundered” (coming off first race)

3-year-old Touchdown Kitten, August 11, Gulfstream

9-year-old Burt’s a Stitch, September 2, Gulfstream
“Location of deceased animal: horse pit”

5-year-old Squall King, September 7, Gulfstream
“shipping accident”

7-year-old Pinafra, October 14, Gulfstream W
“colic 4 am” (61 career races)

5-year-old Wild Billum, November 19, Tampa Bay
“pneumonia – shipped sick from Mama’s Park”

6-year-old Tip N Go, December 2, Pompano
“pleuropneumonia”

2-year-old Dover to Calais, December 13, Palm Meadows TC (FL)
“colic” (yet to be raced)

Hoz Simply Dashin (probably sic), December 18, Hialeah
“between midnight and 7 am”

JM Frickle Eagle (probably sic), December 27, Hialeah

3-year-old Rock Song, December 30, Pompano
“kidney failure” (last raced December 20)

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Through a “Public Records Act” request, I have confirmed the following 16 deaths at Florida racetracks in the second quarter of 2015:

4-year-old Starstruck Slew, April 1, Tampa Bay 6

5-year-old Gentleman’s Kitten, April 4, Gulfstream, training

2-year-old Empire’s Court, April 10, Tampa Bay 10

4-year-old Crowned Heart, April 13, Gulfstream W, training

5-year-old South Floyd, April 15, Gulfstream, training

Oakley Sydney, April 15, Pompano Park

6-year-old Dreaming of Danny, April 17, Gulfstream 4
(chart said “[took] some bad steps”)

3-year-old To the River, April 24, Tampa Bay 8

unnamed, May 4, Gulfstream, training
Location of deceased animal: “Horse Pit”

3-year-old Slynninberg, May 9, Gulfstream, training

A & G Cover Girl, June 3, “colic – large colon torsion”

3-year-old Lucie Brown, June 7, Gulfstream 7 (died June 10 from post-surgery stroke)

Chiki, June 15, Gulfstream, training
Location of deceased animal: “Horse path between barns 6 and 10”

2-year-old Amphipolis, June 22, Gulfstream, training
Location of deceased animal: “Horse Pit”

2-year-old Flying Sapphire, June 28, Gulfstream, training

5-year-old Meleager, June 28, Gulfstream 1

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