Killed, 2018

American Racehorses Killed in Action (Racing or Training), 2018. (Please note: This list will grow exponentially when I begin filing my annual FOIA requests at the end of the year. For context, please see killed lists from previous years.)

Brianna’s Bucket, January 1, Gulfstream R
Lust for Money, January 2, Parx R
Buckwellspent, January 3, Tampa Bay R
unidentified, January 1-January 7, Santa Anita
Electric Alphabet, January 8, Mahoning R
Leavem in Malibu, January 8, Palm Meadows (Florida) T
Alex the Terror, January 9, Belmont T
Honor the Empire, January 9, Mahoning R
Oversized, January 10, Mahoning R
Arunachala, January 12, Santa Anita R
Nick A.D. Mass, January 14, Golden Gate T
No Love Lost, January 14, Laurel R
Double Cabernet, January 15, Gulfstream R
yet-to-be-named, January 16, Santa Anita T
Run for Bruce, January 16, Tampa Bay T
Forty Lengths, January 18, Gulfstream R
Old Dubai, January 19, Belmont T
Spiritual Warrior, January 19, Santa Anita pre-R
Verraco, January 19, Santa Anita R
Tree Peeps, January 19, Tampa Bay R (euthanized January 20)
Upsidedwnpineapple, January 21, Turf R
Time to Shine, January 25, Charles Town R
Dominic the Quick, January 25, Charles Town R
Marilyn’s Passion, January 25, Penn R
I Dream of Bugsy, January 26, Golden Gate R
Eye of the Lion, January 26, Gulfstream R
Sing the Dream, January 27, Aqueduct R
Purring On Empty, January 28, Aqueduct R
Exonerate, January 28, Gulfstream T
unidentified, January 22-January 28, Santa Anita
R Kinsley Doll, January 28, Tampa Bay R
My Cotton Jones, January 29, Parx R
Wind Spirit, January 30, Parx R
Offlee Charmer, February 1, Penn R
Barbwirebilly, February 6, Mahoning R
Watercross, February 7, Gulfstream R
Syndrome, February 11, Golden Gate R
Base Command, February 11, Gulfstream T
Currency Rate, February 12, Gulfstream T
Tribal Fighter, February 15, Santa Anita R
The Brick, February 15, Turfway R
Industry Leader, February 16, Charles Town R
Unleash Him, February 16, Gulfstream R
Del Mar Darling, February 16, Santa Anita R
Tutti Sanno, February 17, Tampa Bay R
unidentified, February 12-February 18, Santa Anita
Smoke N the Bottle, February 18, Tampa Bay T
Brenda J, February 21, Charles Town R
Game Piece, February 23, Los Alamitos R
Destiny’s Song, February 23, Tampa Bay R
Goliath’s Girl, February 24, Golden Gate R
Sistine Sista, February 24, Gulfstream R
Send It In, February 24, Gulfstream R
Paiges Magic Man, February 24, Mahoning R
unidentified, February 19-February 25, Santa Anita
Awaken, February 25, Tampa Bay T
Signature Data, February 28, Gulfstream T
Mission Awareness, February 28, Tampa Bay R
Silverado Mist, March 1, Santa Anita R
Third Man In, March 2, Gulfstream R
Caladonia, March 2, Mahoning R
Boo Boo Bear, March 3, Turf R
Village Express, March 4, Gulfstream T
Western Tryst, March 5, Mahoning R
Ciaran, March 6, Belmont T
Warren’s Tricia R., March 7, Mahoning R
Leucosia, March 7, Tampa Bay T
A Fleet Attitude, March 10, Aqueduct R
Turbulent Power, March 10, Charles Town R
We Have a Favorite, March 10, Los Alamitos R
Motown Sound, March 11, Aqueduct R
Ventina, March 11, Gulfstream R (euthanized March 12)
Dubai Bob, March 11, GulfstreamW T
Troublewithatee, March 12, Mahoning R
Mourinho, March 12, Santa Anita T
Lawgiver Hanover, March 13, Yonkers R
Portent, March 14, Charles Town R
BJ’s K Town Girl, March 14, Gulfstream T (euthanized March 15)
Threefortyfive, March 15, Aqueduct T (euthanized March 16)
Ellashoo, March 15, Fair Grounds R
Cleopatra’s Gold, March 15, Oaklawn R
Mr. Lou, March 16, Tampa Bay T
Tyler U, March 16, Tampa Bay T
Cash Prize, March 17, Golden Gate R
Coxswain, March 17, Gulfstream R
Onde Ah Mo, March 17, Santa Anita R
The Truth Or Else, March 17, Turfway R
Boom Boom Bango, March 18, Santa Anita R
unidentified, March 12-March 18, Santa Anita
unidentified, March 12-March 18, Santa Anita
Love Rules, March 19, Parx R
Real Love, March 21, Gulfstream T
Foxtrot Romeo, March 23, Golden Gate R
Dial Me In, March 23, Santa Anita R
Atizapan, March 24, Gulfstream R
You’re a Daisy, March 24, Los Alamitos R
Giles Fair, March 24, Parx R
unidentified, March 19-March 25, Santa Anita
Getaway Car, March 31, Mahoning R
Snowber, March 31, Tampa Bay R
Morning Song, April 1, Gulfstream R
unidentified, March 26-April 1, Santa Anita
unidentified, March 26-April 1, Santa Anita
Russian Greek, April 2, Mahoning R
Pappy’s Pal, April 2, Yonkers R
New Road, April 3, Parx R
Milo Milo, April 7, Aqueduct R (euthanized April 9)
Maydaymaydaymayday, April 7, Golden Gate T
Celestial Image, April 10, Mahoning R
Magical Memory, April 10, Tampa Bay T
Clooney Drummond, April 11, Buffalo R
Arabian Queen, April 11, Tampa Bay R
Enders Cat, April 12, GulfstreamW T
yet-to-be-named, April 12, Palm Meadows (Florida) T
Valerie Victoria, April 12, Penn R
Overdraft, April 13, Aqueduct R (euthanized June 3)
Hazel Ann I Am, April 14, Keeneland R
Tango Delta, April 14, Laurel R
North Ocean, April 14, Parx R
My Sweet Emma, April 15, Santa Anita R
unidentified, April 9-April 15, Santa Anita
Native Jaylo, April 20, Golden Gate R (died April 22)
Xten, April 20, Santa Anita T
Laguna Dream, April 21, Gulfstream T
Bullards Alley, April 21, Keeneland R
Ten Blessings, April 21, Santa Anita R
Twas Nero, April 22, Gulfstream R
Ganesh, April 22, Palm Meadows (Florida) T
unidentified, April 20-April 22, Los Alamitos R
Seminole Charlie, April 22, Tampa Bay R
Yosemite Camn, April 28, Buffalo R
Belt High, May 3, Belmont T
Pappi Juan, May 5, Tampa Bay T
Desert Affair, May 6, Belmont R
unidentified, April 30-May 6, Santa Anita
Hard Left, May 7, Tampa Bay T
Blackhawk Beauty, May 11, Golden Gate R
Bound to Windsor, May 12, Charles Town R
Rare Mix, May 12, Percy Warner R
Hold On Hattie, May 13, Belterra R
unidentified, May 7-May 13, Santa Anita
The Berber, May 14, Finger Lakes T
Prime Number, May 14, Presque Isle R
Frazier Double, May 16, Evangeline R
Colonel Crawford, May 17, Pimlico R
Half Grey, May 19, Gulfstream R
Dreaming of Jo Jo, May 19, Gulfstream R
Fast Munny, May 19, Santa Anita R
yet-to-be-named 2-year-old, May 20, Timonium
Mark My Style, May 24, Belmont T
Turf Prince, May 24, Charles Town R
Awesome On Feet, May 24, Gulfstream R
Awesome Alma, May 24, Pimlico R
Mile Street, May 24, Presque Isle R
Street Passage, May 26, Fair Hill R
unidentified, May 23-May 28, Golden Gate T
Major Hit, May 29, Thistledown R
unidentified, May 30, Golden Gate T
My Pal Archie, May 30, Mountaineer R
Califo Cat, June 1, Golden Gate R
Cow Town Coyote, June 1, Palm Meadows (Florida) T
Special Candy High, June 2, Remington R
Waya Ed, June 2, Santa Anita R
unidentified, June 3, Golden Gate T
unidentified, June 3, Golden Gate T
unidentified, May 28-June 3, Santa Anita
Cash Poor, June 3, Saratoga Harness R
Montauk, June 7, Belmont T
Amada Rafaela, June 7, Santa Anita R
Schomberg, June 12, Finger Lakes T
Cha Cha Charlie, June 12, Louisiana R
Winning Edge, June 13, Thistledown R
Classy Cara, June 14, Belmont T
Big Kid, June 16, Golden Gate T
Freeze the Account, June 17, Belmont R
Digits, June 17, Gulfstream R
Tiffany Diamond, June 17, Santa Anita R
unidentified, June 11-June 17, Santa Anita
Mr. Euro, June 18, Delaware R
Run Juja Run, June 19, Finger Lakes R (euthanized June 27)
El Chiflado, June 20, Thistledown R
Goodrockingirl, June 21, Evangeline R
Mary Pray for Us, June 21, Finger Lakes R
New Pass, June 23, Belmont R
Dashing Roja, June 23, Oak Tree R
R Swift Taylor, June 24, GulfstreamW T
Luzinski, June 27, Belmont R
Phantom Flyer, June 27, Golden Gate T
The Checotah Kid, June 28, Canterbury R
Exotic Sin, June 29, Evangeline R
Blame It On Ashlee, June 29, Gulfstream T
Payntermaniac, June 30, Churchill R
Noregretsfornow, June 30, Delaware R
Imperial Legacy, June 30, Los Alamitos R
Dominance Period, July 1, Arapahoe R
Dream Host, July 4, Finger Lakes R
Magic Mark, July 4, Los Alamitos R
Summer King, July 5, Prairie R
Preachers Money, July 7, Arapahoe R
Somewhere Outthere, July 7, Charles Town R
David’s Elaine, July 7, Finger Lakes R
Marathon Boy, July 7, Monmouth R
Presumptuous, July 7, Saratoga T
Anatevka, July 7, Suffolk R
Seared, July 8, Los Alamitos R
Stella’s Honor, July 9, Louisiana R
Minor Legend, July 14, Laurel R
Bookofmatches, July 14, Los Alamitos R
Markeesa, July 15, Laurel R
Amigo, July 15, Laurel R
Wild Lil Rebel, July 18, Louisiana R
Cadillac Express, July 21, Golden Gate T
Bobby Abu Dhabi, July 22, Del Mar T
Archie’s Revenge, July 22, Laurel R
unidentified, July 20-July 22, Los Alamitos R (possibly Im Ur Cutie Pie, July 20)
My Giant, July 25, Delaware R
Oso Strong, July 25, Golden Gate T
Heartspoke, July 25, Saratoga R
Emerald Candy, July 27, Emerald R
Menorah Lora, July 28, Laurel R
Macho Citizen, July 28, Saratoga R
Skidazzle, July 29, Golden Gate T
Unusual Kiddy, July 29, Los Alamitos R
unidentified, July 27-July 29, Los Alamitos R
unidentified, July 27-July 29, Los Alamitos R
Charlonique, July 30, Belmont T
Maddie’s Revenge, July 30, Finger Lakes R
Mairis, August 1, Delaware R
Irish Spring, August 4, Del Mar R
unidentified, August 2-August 5, Los Alamitos R
unidentified, August 2-August 5, Los Alamitos R
Rewired, August 5, Santa Rosa R
Your Flys Down, August 5, Wyoming R
Gabriella, August 6, Belmont T
My Perfect Gem, August 8, Finger Lakes R
unidentified, August 8-August 12, Del Mar
unidentified, August 8-August 12, Del Mar
Amplify, August 16, Laurel R
Biz Boss, August 17, Saratoga T
Gata’s Applause, August 18, Monmouth R
Rise Above It, August 18, Thistledown R
Indifference, August 20, Saratoga T
Jls Shes Sassy, August 24, Fair Grounds R
Zeppo, August 24, Los Alamitos pre-R
Off Road, August 25, Delaware R
unidentified, August 24-August 26, Los Alamitos R
Bowie, August 26, Saratoga R
Coverallyourbases, August 27, Delaware R
Check My Pulse, August 27, Monticello R
Mischief Maker, August 28, Tioga T
Swift One, August 30, Finger Lakes T
Wild Chieftain, August 31, Canterbury R
Whispering Justice, September 1, Indiana R
Mz Brown, September 2, Del Mar R
Dazzlin Tom, September 2, Louisiana R
Pay My Feed Bill, September 5, Thistledown R
Valley Child, September 6, Los Alamitos T
Quaff, September 8, Belmont T
Chattel, September 8, Kentucky Downs R
Bronson, September 8, Kentucky Downs R
Cool Breeze De Vie, September 8, Tioga R
Daddy Duke, September 9, Golden Gate R
unidentified, September 7-September 9, Los Alamitos R
Cruzin Wrangler, September 9, Prairie R
Justa Minyun, September 9, Prairie R
Cleo’s Reign, early September, Finger Lakes T (euthanized September 13)
Business Expense, September 13, Saratoga T
Dudacity, September 16, Gulfstream R
Hard Study, September 16, Saratoga T (euthanized September 18)
Phil’s Cocktail, September 17, Thistledown R
GP’s Girl, September 20, Arlington R
Ricochet Bay, September 20, Churchill R
Loose, September 21, Belmont R
Conquest Hiosilver, September 21, Churchill R
Medlin, September 22, Churchill R
Lilt, September 23, Churchill R
Obscene Britches, September 24, Mountaineer R
Forbade, September 24, Saratoga T
Kieran Street, September 27, Finger Lakes R
Windy Cape, September 29, Belterra R
Martha Rose, September 29, Belterra R
Category Two, September 29, Charles Town R
unidentified, September 29, Gulfstream T
unidentified, September 29, Gulfstream T
Aqua Bel Sar, September 30, Belmont T
unidentified, September 24-September 30, Santa Anita
unidentified, September 24-September 30, Santa Anita
Pennsyltucky Lilly, October 5, Charles Town R
Straight Tequila, October 5, Laurel R
Rubys Fire, October 5, Laurel R
Put It Forward, October 5, Penn R
Panchester United, October 5, Saratoga Harness R
Charnley River, October 6, Finger Lakes R
GS Wintermeyer, October 6, Los Alamitos R
St. Barts, October 6, Saratoga T
unidentified, October 5-October 7, Los Alamitos R
Greed Is Good, October 7, Parx R
Tiza Fine Fella, October 9, Zia R
K’s Cabernet, October 10, Aqueduct T
Lazy Daisy May, October 10, Mountaineer R
Tell You What, October 14, Belmont R
unidentified, October 12-October 14, Los Alamitos R
unidentified, October 8-October 14, Santa Anita
Looking At You, October 16, Mountaineer R
Next Dance, October 17, Keeneland R
Flirtin N Flashin, October 18, Finger Lakes R
Beau Square, October 18, Santa Anita R
Blixt, October 19, Charles Town R
Top Man Michael, October 20, Far Hills R
Rahy’s Bandit, October 26, Belmont T
Gamezapper, October 26, Los Alamitos R
E Licious, October 26, Penn R
Tariq, October 26, Santa Anita T
A True Giant, early October, Belmont T (euthanized October 28)
unidentified, October 22-October 28, Santa Anita
unidentified, October 22-October 28, Santa Anita
Raven’s Sonde, November 1, Charles Town R
Very Elegant, November 3, Mahoning R
Gotcha Gabin, November 4, Aqueduct T
unidentified, October 29-November 4, Santa Anita
Buddy’s Tiz, November 5, Belmont T
Smooth Move, November 8, Aqueduct T
Love to Party, November 8, Charles Town R
Tizz Hip, November 8, Finger Lakes T
Mischievous Star, November 9, Penn R
New York Harbor, November 10, Churchill T
Andesine, November 11, Aqueduct R
unidentified, November 11, Golden Gate T
unidentified, November 9-November 11, Los Alamitos R
Wentzylvania, November 12, Parx R
Last Chant, November 15, Finger Lakes R
unidentified, Nov 16-Nov 18, Los Alamitos R (probably Arizona Icon or Vip Firm)
Trigger Warning, November 19, Mahoning R (euthanized November 20)
Heaven in Her Eyes, November 23, Los Alamitos R
Rebel On the Run, November 23, Los Alamitos R
Oh Yes I Did, November 24, Turf R
unidentified, November 19-November 25, Del Mar
Holy Schnikes, November 25, Los Alamitos R
Special Walk, November 25, Los Alamitos R
Malibu Strings, November 29, Belmont T
Call Me Squirt, November 30, Penn R
Three Perfections, December 1, Aqueduct R
Tribal Ann, December 1, Del Mar R
unidentified, November 26-December 2, Del Mar
unidentified, November 30-December 2, Los Alamitos R
Bird of Trey, December 2, Parx R
La Relampago, December 4, Mahoning R
Stella Nova, December 5, Charles Town R
Frankies Rockngirl, December 7, Batavia R
Weekend Liberty, December 7, Charles Town R
Bluegrass Flash, December 8, Aqueduct R (euthanized December 9)
Take Your Chances, December 8, Charles Town R
Major Drama, December 10, Mahoning R
Holy Chrome, December 10, Mountaineer R
Warrior Lake, December 10, Parx R
Ragazza Ritmo, December 13, Delta R

In addition, these still-very-much-active racehorses died on track grounds from what the industry craftily calls “non-racing” causes. Technically true, perhaps, but morally they are no less casualties of this vile business than the ones above.

Steve’s Image, January 7, Belmont
“horse died in stall from apparent colic” (last raced December 22)

Jeter, February 6, Aqueduct
“horse died while being treated for acute colic” (last raced January 28)

Dragon Dread, February 14, Monticello
“found deceased in barn stall this morning” (last raced January 25)

Ladies Day, February 16, Belmont
“was recumbent and could not rise – euthanized following day” (last raced January 13)

Shelby’s Ideal, March 13, Monticello
“found dead following treatment for acute colic the day prior” (last raced March 1)

Lucy Love, March 14, Gulfstream
“anaphylactic reaction to vitamin E injection” (yet to be raced)

You’llrememberwhen, April 3, Finger Lakes
“died in stall – possible colic” (two years old, being readied for first race)

Anchor, April 6, Belmont
“horse was found dead in stall” (four years old, last raced February 16)

Terry O Geri, May 18, Belmont
“found dead in stall two days after having colic surgery” (last raced March 10)

Baby Lightweight, May 21, Finger Lakes
“laminitis both front limbs – euthanized” (yet to be raced)

Sargent, May 31, Gulfstream
“laminitis” (yet to be raced)

Fairway Tom, June 6, Finger Lakes
“colic – euthanized”

Untrapped, June 25, Kentucky farm
“laminitis, colic” (last raced May 18)

Chanted, July 3, Golden Gate
“severe right hind cellulitis; opposite foot: severe laminitis” (last raced June 9)

Livid Luke, July 22, Monticello
“horse found unresponsive outside Barn A; believed to have escaped from stall and died during overnight hours” (last raced June 26)

My Flying Dragon, July 30, Finger Lakes
“flipped over on blacktop in barn area – suffered major head injury” (last raced July 23)

Frosty Gal, August 1, Saratoga
“got away from handler…ran loose and subsequently sustained injuries…that necessitated euthanasia” (last raced July 15)

Master Manipulator, August 6, Saratoga
“ran loose in barn area, was caught and returned; upon return, horse collapsed and died” (last trained one day prior)

Thunderbird Wings, August 30, Finger Lakes
“colic without resolution – euthanized” (last raced August 6)

Royal Blessing, September 4, Saratoga
“was found dead in his stall” (last raced August 17)

Northernstreetgal, September 7, Belmont
“developed chronic septic tendon sheath infection to R hock, unresponsive to antibiotic treatment, subsequently euthanized” (last raced July 22)

Carradine, October 7, Finger Lakes
“colic without resolution – euthanized” (last raced September 14)

Field Sense, October 12, Finger Lakes
“colic without resolution – humanely euthanized” (last raced six days prior)

Love Poochie Loo, October 25, Finger Lakes
“colic without resolution” (last raced July 29, 2017)

KJ Henry Michael, October 27, Monticello
“found deceased in stall early morning”

R Caan, November 13, Monticello
“euthanized following injury during shipment” (slated to be raced that day)

Miss Persistent, November 24, Fair Grounds
“spooked, fell, struck head on concrete – hemorrhaged internally” (after working out)

Formal Event, December 7, Belmont
“found deceased in stall; horse was under treatment by veterinarian for gastrointestinal issues” (last raced November 16)

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Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this list. That said, my information is only as good as the information I receive. If it can be proved that a horse appears in error, I will dutifully remove.