Through a FOIA request to the Washington Horse Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at Emerald Downs in 2016:

Walter Park, February 14, Emerald training, humerus fracture
City Bench, May 8, Emerald 10, sesamoids fracture
Air Cargo, May 19, Emerald training, metacarpus fracture
Slew’s Chet, June 17, Emerald 7, sesamoids fracture
Corporal Agarn, July 1, Emerald 4, metacarpus fracture
The Chilli Man, July 17, Emerald 5, sesamoids fracture
Jaxkingsandqueens, July 21, Emerald training, scapula fracture
Badrock Canyon, July 27, Emerald training, carpus fracture
Quick Navigator, August 14, Emerald 1, sesamoids fracture
Twelfth Fan, August 28, Emerald prior to race 10, skull fracture
Cascade Cat, September 3, Emerald 8 (euthanized September 5), sesamoids fracture
Kafwain’s Ghost, September 10, Emerald 3, luxation of fetlock

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.

Italian Grinder, February 23, Emerald, equine protozoal myeloencephalitis
(last raced December 27 – “DNF”)

Just a Jewel, July 9, Emerald, “septic joint”
(awaiting first race)

Chaching Pete, September 6, Emerald, colitis, gastric ulcer
(last raced August 27)

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