Through a FOIA request to the Idaho Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following 5 kills at Les Bois Park in 2015:

2-year-old Quincy Anne, May 2, Les Bois, training
“bilateral cannon bone fracture”

2-year-old Cool Vista, May 15, Les Bois, training
“sesamoid fracture”

2-year-old Elite Corona, May 23, Les Bois 1
“broken right humerus”

3-year-old Kt Turtle Moves, June 6, Les Bois 3
“open fetlock fracture”

4-year-old Eneff’s Neff, June 24, Les Bois, training
“cannon fracture”

In addition, one horse died on track grounds from what the industry refers to as a “non-racing” cause. “Non-racing”? In truth, she is no less a casualty of this vile business than her compatriots above.

9-year-old Celinderella, July 16
“severe colic”

Finally, the FOIA document came with this note: “Does not include horses from State Veterinarian that have been previously reported to ISRC.” In other words, there were other dead racehorses in Idaho last year.

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Through a “Public Records Act” request, I have confirmed the following 12 deaths at Les Bois Park in 2014. The notes after the dates come directly from the Racing Commission documents; my notes follow beneath:

7-year-old Walker Rd., April 8, “severe colic, died in stall” – not euthanized
This pathetic gelding was put to the whip 63 times – almost all at the claiming level.

5-year-old Benchmark’s Rebel, April 30, “head trauma, hit head while loose in barn area, died on impact”
4 “career” races: 2 last place, 1 second-to-last, 1 DNF

5-year-old Okey Dokey Legend, May 7, Les Bois 5, “collided with other horse”
Equibase only said “bad step late” – no mention of collision, no mention of euthanasia.

3-year-old Party Boy Streakin, May 7, Les Bois 5, “collided with other horse”
Equibase only said “erratic path” – no mention of collision, no mention of euthanasia.

8-year-old Sum Special Hum, May 14, “heat distress, picked up off racetrack and died at barn” – not euthanized
Probably a pony – last race was in 2009.

3-year-old Alpinheimer, May 17, “fractured withers, flipped over at barn”
Her only race was two weeks prior.

7-year-old New Vogue, May 28, Les Bois 5, “suspensory ligament rupture, sesamoid fracture”
Equibase had this mare as “eased, vanned off.”

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8-year-old Never, June 10, “unknown – found dead in stall”
A $5,000 claimer who had been running in the rear over his last five starts.

6-year-old Given Episode, July 16, Les Bois 10, “multiple displaced fractures of the carpal bones”
Equibase merely had her as “eased.”

2-year-old Heza Fast Wagon, July 19, Les Bois 3, “RF ankle was disarticulated from the parent bone and hanging by a shred of skin”
Equibase had this equine child as finishing the race without incident.

3-year-old My Bananarama, July 23, “hit head in paddock”
Her last race was almost a year prior; she finished last of 10.

8-year-old Possy Beach, July 23, Les Bois 9, “open fracture to the ankle”
Equibase had him as “no factor, vanned off.”