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.

Through a FOIA request to the Washington Horse Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following track-related kills at Emerald Downs in 2015:

3-year-old Mac’shouseofhearts, February 15, Emerald, training
“humerus fracture” (being prepped for first race)

6-year-old Mr. Top Kat, May 17, Emerald 8
“sesamoid fracture”

9-year-old Konowoc Pass, May 28, Emerald, training
“carpus fracture” (last raced January 2010)

4-year-old Sir Riley, June 27, Emerald 2
“sesamoid fracture”

5-year-old Berts Carchy, July 12, Emerald 2
“cartilaginous erosions”

4-year-old Decatur Princess, July 18, Emerald 8
“sesamoid fracture”

4-year-old Echo Zulu, July 19, Emerald 8
“metacarpal fracture”

5-year-old Mach Truck, August 2, Emerald, training
“fibula/tibula fracture” (being prepped for first race)

4-year-old Judo, August 14, Emerald 5 (euthanized August 20)
“carpus fracture”

3-year-old Mary’s Mercedes, September 5, Emerald 9 (euthanized September 18)
“carpus fracture”

2-year-old Lookin for Luck, September 6, Emerald 6
“metacarpal fracture”

2-year-old Sugar Bou Peep, September 12, Emerald 2
“carpus fracture”

2-year-old Bold Talkin Victor, September 14, Emerald, training
“metacarpal fracture” (being prepped for first race)

3-year-old Red Ridge, September 25, Emerald 5
“metacarpal fracture”

4-year-old Coolington, September 26, Emerald 11 (euthanized September 27)
“metacarpal fracture”

In addition, five horses died on track grounds from what the industry calls “non-racing” causes. While this may be technically true, morally – and that’s all that really matters – they are no less casualties of this sordid business than the ones above.

8-year-old Miss Madavor, April 26
“sick – died in barn” (last raced February 9)

8-year-old Koala Beach, May 23
“sick – died in barn” (last raced May 9)

3-year-old Bigbadvoodookitty, July 1
“sick – died in barn” (last raced June 26)

8-year-old Gold Boom, July 31
“sick – died in barn” (last raced June 19)

3-year-old It’s Spidey Sense, August 12
“sick – died in barn” (last raced July 18 – DNF)

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Through a “Public Records” request, I have confirmed the following 13 on-track (racing or training) deaths at Emerald Downs in 2014:

5-year-old Pretty Darn Good, Feb 15, training, “neurological”
2-year-old Diamonds n’ Demons, Apr 23, training, humerus fracture
2-year-old Chow Call, May 4, training, humerus fracture
3-year-old Patches Pal, May 11, training, humerus fracture
3-year-old Reflective Glory, May 24, race 6, metacarpal fracture (chart: “fell, vanned”)
7-year-old Miss Cerrochina, May 28, training, metacarpal fracture
3-year-old Sunny’s Included, Jun 21, training, humerus fracture
3-year-old Steal the Show Lo, Jul 4, race 2, “stifle injury” (chart: finished fine)
5-year-old Shame On Em, Jul 11, training, humerus fracture
6-year-old War Prince, Jul 13, race 1, shoulder fracture (chart: “fell, vanned”)
4-year-old Ruler of the Tribe, Jul 13, race 5, slab fracture (chart: “pulled up, vanned”)
2-year-old Bakken Gold, Aug 18, training, sesamoid fracture
3-year-old Tribal Mystic, Sep 20, race 6, “muscular tear” (chart: “walked off”)

In addition, there were 4 what the industry considers “non-racing” deaths:

2-year-old Mimi’s Nieto, May 26, “head injury” in barn
3-year-old Lillysacat, Jul 25, “head injury” in barn
3-year-old Dark Heat, Sep 12, “sick”
6-year-old Stroll for Us, Sep 12, “sick”

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