Through a request to the New Jersey Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following deaths at New Jersey tracks in 2016:

Ziegler Hanover, April 25, Gaitway Farm (NJ), “euthanasia following fractures of the cannon and pastern bones”

De Millie, May 26, Monmouth (from Laurel training), “euthanasia due to a fractured spine which occurred two months ago in Maryland”

El Charchas, July 16, Monmouth 5, “horse fell…euthanasia due to fetlock dislocation”

Perfectly True, July 20, Monmouth training, “slab fracture knee, displaced, no surgery possible – euthanasia”

Store of Value, August 6, Monmouth training, “shattered pastern – euthanasia”

Bam Bam Brown, November 12, Westampton Farm (NJ) (euthanized November 14), “fractured pastern”

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.

El Borracho, June 14, Monmouth, “found dead in am, no signs of struggle”

Bettarun Realfast, July 18, Monmouth, “horse had laminitis of greater than 7 days duration…developed colic today – not responsive to any medications…euthanasia”

Beavis, August 6, Monmouth, “unknown – possible cardiac incident”

What a Cat, September 22, Monmouth, “peritonitis of unknown origin – suspect necrotic bowel secondary to colic”; “Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

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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 New Jersey Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following 24 racehorse deaths on New Jersey tracks in 2015. (Unless otherwise noted, fatal injuries were fractures of one kind or another.)

8-year-old Golden Fizz, March 3, Clendining Farms (NJ), training

12-year-old That’s Justice, March 21, Freehold 8

9-year-old GW Gizmo, April 21, Gales Way Farm (NJ), training

4-year-old Moonlight Blaze, May 2, Monmouth, training

3-year-old Exceedingly, May 24, Monmouth 6

4-year-old Wild Faith, May 26, Monmouth, training

6-year-old Ladywood, May 30, Monmouth 12 (euthanized May 31)

8-year-old [illegible name], May 31, Monmouth, training

5-year-old Wild Flash, May 31, Monmouth 11

7-year-old Umbraggio, June 19, Monmouth 5

3-year-old Havana Juile, June 28, Monmouth 1

5-year-old Face the Race, June 28, Monmouth 8

2-year-old Swinging Zealous, July 4, Monmouth, training
“possible cardiac insufficiency”

2-year-old Lady Krew, July 21, Monmouth, training
“cardiac insufficiency”

5-year-old Single Handed, July 24, Monmouth 2

4-year-old Have a Good Laugh, July 25, Monmouth 7
“heart attack or heat prostration”

3-year-old Birthday Girl, July 29, Monmouth, training

2-year-old [illegible name], August 4, Monmouth, training

4-year-old Fake Charm, August 6, Monmouth, training

3-year-old Action Tonight, September 5, Monmouth 2 (euthanized September 8)

7-year-old Lloyd’s Baby, September 12, Clendining Farms (NJ), training

4-year-old Steel N Pack, September 20, Monmouth, training
“cardiovascular collapse”

5-year-old Crafty Chick, October 9, Monmouth, training

3-year-old Runnin Renee, October 24, Meadowlands 1 (euthanized October 25)

In addition, these 7 still-active horses died from what the industry refers to as “non-racing” causes (Someday On Sunday excepted). While technically true, morally they are no less casualties of this vile business than the ones above.

4-year-old Sin City Dancer, May 7, Monmouth
“anaphylaxis”

5-year-old Joe Dream, May 9, Tullo Training Center (NJ)
“unknown”

6-year-old Someday On Sunday, May 9, Monmouth (from injury sustained May 8, Penn 9)

3-year-old Lady Lucilla, May 22, Monmouth
“shipped in with shipping fever, abscess, and fluid in lungs”; eventually euthanized

3-year-old Midas Queen, June 20, Monmouth
“euthanized due to non-responsive respiratory infection”

3-year-old Crossing Jordan, August 22, Monmouth
“accident”

2-year-old Good Bye, October 5, Monmouth
“anaphylactic reaction to vitamin E injection”

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Through an “Open Public Records Act” request, I have confirmed the following 39 deaths on or at New Jersey racetracks/training facilities in 2014:

2-year-old City Squire, April 19, Monmouth, training
“heart attack”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

5-year-old Cuban Devil, April 27, Atlantic City 5
“complete disarticulation of fetlock joint”

2-year-old Standardbred Valley of the Sun, May 6, Meadowlands, training
“multiple fractures of cannon bone”

3-year-old Standardbred Hurrikane Jersey Joe, May 11, Magical Acres
“cardiac”

3-year-old Sister Discreet, May 18, Monmouth, training
“compound fracture of cannon bone necessitating immediate euthanasia”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

3-year-old Double Reaction, May 23, Monmouth, training (euthanized June 19)
“sesamoids injury during workout – euthanized [for] chronic pain”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

4-year-old Celtic Tune, May 25, Monmouth, training
“fractured humerus”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

3-year-old Standardbred Design Guru, May 26, Whitebirch Farm
“Cause of Death: unknown”

4-year-old Lotruglio (? on name), May 27, Monmouth, training
“fracture of fetlock”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

8-year-old Sunshine Rambler, May 31, Monmouth 7
“speculative – cardiovascular failure” (chart said finished fine)
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

4-year-old Kitty Mandu, June 7, Monmouth 1
“slab fracture” (chart said “walked off”)
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

2-year-old Hold the Nutmeg, June 8, Monmouth, training
“bilateral complete open MC3 fractures of the LF and RF limbs”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

2-year-old Standardbred Lucid Dream, June 17, Meadowlands, training
“fractured pelvis”

7-year-old Hey Babe, June 19, Monmouth
“euthanasia – idiopathic seizures”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

2-year-old Code Name Brielle, June 22, Monmouth, training
“condylar fracture”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

2-year-old Track Terror, June 27, Monmouth, training
“bilateral fracture with fragmentation”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

3-year-old Hot Sirachi, June 27, Monmouth 10 (euthanized July 24)
“infection in sesamoid [from race injury]”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

3-year-old Kylees’ Giant, July 18, Monmouth, training
“open/compound fracture tibia”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

3-year-old Auriferous, July 20, Monmouth, training
“fractured condylar”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

3-year-old Elusive Cowgirl, July 25, Monmouth 6
“catastrophic racing injury – open, comminuted fracture both sesamoids, with ruptured suspensory and complete disarticulation of left front fetlock”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

3-year-old Too Much Chocolate, July 31, Monmouth, training
“comminuted fracture”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

4-year-old Implied, August 1, Monmouth 5
“carpal slab fracture”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

3-year-old Fly Above, August 2, Monmouth 1
“displaced fracture carpus”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

5-year-old Well Lit, August 8, Monmouth, training
“sesamoids fracture”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

4-year-old Royal Hard Spun, August 17, Monmouth 3
“dropped dead on main track – possible fracture of cervical spine”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

7-year-old Sal’s Boy, August 22, Monmouth 5
“comminuted sesamoids fracture”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

3-year-old Chubaroni, August 23, Monmouth 10
“multiple slab fractures of the carpus”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

3-year-old New Ellenton, August 25, Monmouth
“head trauma, seizuring, hypovolemic shock – the horse died at 1:00 am”

6-year-old Semester Abroad, August 30, Monmouth 10
“sesamoid fracture, ligament rupture”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

2-year-old Sinful Humor, August 30, Monmouth
“stall accident”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

4-year-old Strong Humor, August 31, Monmouth 1
“fractured hip”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

5-year-old He Can Run, September 6, Monmouth, training
“pelvic fracture that lacerated an artery and precipitated hypovolemic shock followed by death”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

5-year-old Tyeste, September 7, Monmouth 5 (pre-race)
“fractured skull, hemorrhaging from both nostrils and ears”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

3-year-old Rumblefortheroses, September 26, Meadowlands 6
“disarticulated comminuted sesamoids fracture”
“Place of Death: Behind Detention Barn”

3-year-old Lucy Acton, September 14, Monmouth 3 (euthanized September 22)
“infection from lacerated tendon”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

2-year-old Souper Arch, September 14, Monmouth 4
“cannon fracture”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

3-year-old Hearts n’ Diamonds, September 20, Monmouth 7
“ligaments ruptured, dislocation of fetlock joint”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

4-year-old Forward Momentum, September 28, Monmouth 8
“cannon fracture”
chart only said “stumbled badly and fell” but was actually euthanized on-track
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”

5-year-old Black Ana Aplash, October 1, Monmouth
colic – “treated for an impaction colic for 96 hours”
“Carcass Removed: M & S Pet Removal”