Killed, 2018

American Racehorses Killed in Action, 2018:

Lust for Money, January 2, Parx, race 1
unidentified, January 1-January 7, Santa Anita
Electric Alphabet, January 8, Mahoning, race 6
Leavem in Malibu, January 8, Palm Meadows (Florida), training
Alex the Terror, January 9, Belmont, training
Honor the Empire, January 9, Mahoning, race 3
Oversized, January 10, Mahoning, race 7
Arunachala, January 12, Santa Anita, race 5
Nick A.D. Mass, January 14, Golden Gate, training
No Love Lost, January 14, Laurel, race 8
Double Cabernet, January 15, Gulfstream, race 8
yet-to-be-named, January 16, Santa Anita, training
Old Dubai, January 19, Belmont, training
Spiritual Warrior, January 19, Santa Anita, prior to race 2
Verraco, January 19, Santa Anita, race 8
Upsidedwnpineapple, January 21, Turf, race 7
Time to Shine, January 25, Charles Town, race 2
Dominic the Quick, January 25, Charles Town, race 2
Marilyn’s Passion, January 25, Penn, race 2
I Dream of Bugsy, January 26, Golden Gate, race 1
Sing the Dream, January 27, Aqueduct, race 5
Purring On Empty, January 28, Aqueduct, race 9
unidentified, January 22-January 28, Santa Anita
R Kinsley Doll, January 28, Tampa Bay, race 2
My Cotton Jones, January 29, Parx, race 2
Wind Spirit, January 30, Parx, race 9
Offlee Charmer, February 1, Penn, race 2
Barbwirebilly, February 6, Mahoning, race 4
Syndrome, February 11, Golden Gate, race 8
Tribal Fighter, February 15, Santa Anita, race 7
The Brick, February 15, Turfway, race 5
Industry Leader, February 16, Charles Town, race 7
Del Mar Darling, February 16, Santa Anita, race 4
unidentified, February 12-February 18, Santa Anita
Brenda J, February 21, Charles Town, race 7
Game Piece, February 23, Los Alamitos, race 1
Destiny’s Song, February 23, Tampa Bay, race 4
Goliath’s Girl, February 24, Golden Gate, race 1
Send It In, February 24, Gulfstream, race 12
Paiges Magic Man, February 24, Mahoning, race 6
unidentified, February 19-February 25, Santa Anita
Silverado Mist, March 1, Santa Anita, race 8
Caladonia, March 2, Mahoning, race 4
Boo Boo Bear, March 3, Turf, race 3
Western Tryst, March 5, Mahoning, race 1
Ciaran, March 6, Belmont, training
Warren’s Tricia R., March 7, Mahoning, race 1
A Fleet Attitude, March 10, Aqueduct, race 3
Turbulent Power, March 10, Charles Town, race 8
We Have a Favorite, March 10, Los Alamitos, race 8
Motown Sound, March 11, Aqueduct, race 2
Troublewithatee, March 12, Mahoning, race 4
Mourinho, March 12, Santa Anita, training
Lawgiver Hanover, March 13, Yonkers, race 10
Portent, March 14, Charles Town, race 2
Threefortyfive, March 15, Aqueduct, training (euthanized March 16)
Ellashoo, March 15, Fair Grounds, race 8
Cleopatra’s Gold, March 15, Oaklawn, race 7
Cash Prize, March 17, Golden Gate, race 7
Coxswain, March 17, Gulfstream, race 4
Onde Ah Mo, March 17, Santa Anita, race 1
The Truth Or Else, March 17, Turfway, race 8
Boom Boom Bango, March 18, Santa Anita, race 9
unidentified, March 12-March 18, Santa Anita
unidentified, March 12-March 18, Santa Anita
Love Rules, March 19, Parx, race 9
Foxtrot Romeo, March 23, Golden Gate, race 2
Dial Me In, March 23, Santa Anita, race 3
You’re a Daisy, March 24, Los Alamitos, race 2
Giles Fair, March 24, Parx, race 1
unidentified, March 19-March 25, Santa Anita
Getaway Car, March 31, Mahoning, race 6
unidentified, March 26-April 1, Santa Anita
unidentified, March 26-April 1, Santa Anita
Russian Greek, April 2, Mahoning, race 1
Pappy’s Pal, April 2, Yonkers, race 7
New Road, April 3, Parx, race 1
Milo Milo, April 7, Aqueduct, race 4 (euthanized April 9)
Maydaymaydaymayday, April 7, Golden Gate, training
Celestial Image, April 10, Mahoning, race 2
Clooney Drummond, April 11, Buffalo, race 8
Valerie Victoria, April 12, Penn, race 5
Hazel Ann I Am, April 14, Keeneland, race 11
Tango Delta, April 14, Laurel, race 6
North Ocean, April 14, Parx, race 2
My Sweet Emma, April 15, Santa Anita, race 5
unidentified, April 9-April 15, Santa Anita
Xten, April 20, Santa Anita, training
Bullards Alley, April 21, Keeneland, race 9
Ten Blessings, April 21, Santa Anita, race 5

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)

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)

Sources:
Arizona Department of Gaming
California Horse Racing Board
Colorado Department of Revenue
Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Idaho Racing Commission
Illinois Racing Board
Indiana Horse Racing Commission
Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission
Louisiana Racing Commission
Maine Department of Agriculture
Maryland Racing Commission
Massachusetts Gaming Commission
Michigan Gaming Control Board
Minnesota Racing Commission
Nebraska State Racing Commission
Nevada Gaming Control Board
New Jersey Racing Commission
New Mexico Racing Commission
New York State Gaming Commission
North Dakota Racing Commission
Ohio State Racing Commission
Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission
Oregon Racing Commission
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Texas Racing Commission
Washington Horse Racing Commission
West Virginia Racing Commission
Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission
Equibase Race Charts
Track Officials
Racing Press

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.