Killed, 2019

American Racehorses Killed in Action – Racing (R) or Training (T) – 2019. (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.)

Sir Senescal, January 3, Gulfstream R
Hold the Mic, January 4, Delta R
Tank Team, January 4, Santa Anita R
Unusual Angel, January 4, Santa Anita R
Driveroff Thedeck, January 5, Golden Gate R
Adroit, January 6, Los Alamitos R
unidentified, January 4-January 6, Los Alamitos R
unidentified, January 7, Fair Grounds T
unidentified, January 7, Fair Grounds T
Londie Lou, January 7, Parx R
Defiantly, January 11, Golden Gate T
Tuffy’s Way, January 11, Laurel R
Kimberly B., January 11, Laurel R
Derby Treasure, January 11, Santa Anita R
Westerdale, January 12, Aqueduct R
Halsey, January 12, Tampa Bay R
unidentified, January 7-January 13, Santa Anita R or T
Speke, January 19, Belmont T
Big Ceas, January 20, Golden Gate R
Amboseli, January 20, Santa Anita R
Last Promise Kept, January 21, Santa Anita 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.

Whata Hustler, January 2, Monticello
“suspected infected leg”

Doyouknowsomething, January 8, Belmont
“sustained left elbow injury in stall, ambulanced to Ruffian clinic, where radiographs revealed fracture necessitating euthanasia”

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.