Killed, 2019

Horses Killed Racing or Training on U.S. Tracks, 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, Jan 3, Gulfstream Park – “fell while injured…euthanized on track”
Hold the Mic, Jan 4, Delta Downs – “fell [in] upper stretch”
Tank Team, Jan 4, Santa Anita Park – “took a bad step”
Unusual Angel, Jan 4, Santa Anita Park – “took a bad step”
Driveroff Thedeck, Jan 5, Golden Gate Fields – “broke down”
Adroit, Jan 6, Los Alamitos Race Course – “catastrophic injury…euthanized on track”
unidentified, Jan 4-Jan 6, Los Alamitos Race Course
unidentified, Jan 7, Fair Grounds Race Course
unidentified, Jan 7, Fair Grounds Race Course
Londie Lou, Jan 7, Parx Racing – “suffered a catastrophic injury in her right hind”
Secret Street, Jan 8, Santa Anita Park
Cause for Eviction, Jan 8, Turf Paradise – “injured in the gate…euthanized”
Defiantly, Jan 11, Golden Gate Fields – “euthanized after training accident”
Tuffy’s Way, Jan 11, Laurel Park – “catastrophic injury…euthanized on the track”
Kimberly B., Jan 11, Laurel Park – “hit rival [above]…euthanized on the track”
Derby Treasure, Jan 11, Santa Anita Park – “took a bad step”
Westerdale, Jan 12, Aqueduct Racetrack – “suffered a fatal musculoskeletal injury”
Halsey, Jan 12, Tampa Bay Downs – “took a bad step”
Noise Mandate, Jan 18, Santa Anita Park – “ambulance removed – euthanized”
Speke, Jan 19, Belmont Park – “suffered a fracture to his right shoulder”
Big Ceas, Jan 20, Golden Gate Fields – “went wrong”
Amboseli, Jan 20, Santa Anita Park – “suffered a catastrophic injury”
Like Really Smart, Jan 21, Santa Anita Park – “took a bad step”
Last Promise Kept, Jan 21, Santa Anita Park – “suffered a catastrophic injury”
Regal Delight, Jan 23, Monticello Raceway – “fractured left front distal limb”
Dancing Harbor, Jan 23, Santa Anita Park
Spitfire, Jan 25, Santa Anita Park
Tripwire, Jan 26, Gulfstream Park – “collapsed fatally” (two years old)
Tommy T, Jan 27, Aqueduct Racetrack – “fractured sesamoids…euthanized on track”
She’s Stunning, Feb 1, Laurel Park – “catastrophic injury…euthanized on the track”
Kid Cantina, Feb 2, Santa Anita Park – “took a bad step”
Miss Marion, Feb 3, Belmont Park – “fractured cannon bone…euthanized on track”
Chronos, Feb 3, Belmont Park (euthanized Feb 4) – “fractured right front leg”
Comegowithme, Feb 3, Santa Anita Park
Lodestar, Feb 3, Tampa Bay Downs – “was severely injured and fell”
Tracey’s Desire, Feb 7, Yonkers Raceway – “collapsed on track”
Tiger Man, Feb 8, Aqueduct Racetrack (euthanized Feb 9) – “left front leg”
Jager Time, Feb 17, Santa Anita Park
Unusual Rider, Feb 18, Santa Anita Park
Hot American, Feb 22, Santa Anita Park – “took a bad step…catastrophic injury”
Queen Jeanne, Feb 22, Turfway Park – “went wrong”
Battle of Midway, Feb 23, Santa Anita Park – “shattered his pastern”
Just Forget It, Feb 23, Santa Anita Park
unidentified, Feb 22-Feb 24, Los Alamitos Race Course (probably Rosiescruella)
unidentified, Feb 22-Feb 24, Los Alamitos Race Course
Charmer John, Feb 24, Santa Anita Park
For Pops, Feb 26, Belmont Park – “collapsed and died” (four years old)
Zoomin Effort, Feb 26, Louisiana Downs – “fell, euthanized”
Pop’s Irish Rose, Feb 28, Gulfstream Park – “pulled up in distress…euthanized”
Lily Ain’t Foolin, Mar 2, Parx Racing – “suffered a catastrophic injury and fell”
Eskenforadrink, Mar 2, Santa Anita Park – “took a bad step”
Queen Bode, Mar 3, Belmont Park – “euthanized at hospital”
Oxford Comma, Mar 5, Fair Grounds Race Course – “went wrong”
R Power Grid, Mar 5, Parx Racing – “suffered a serious injury…euthanized”
Lets Light the Way, Mar 5, Santa Anita Park
Queen of Umaill, Mar 9, Aqueduct Racetrack – “pulled up lame…euthanized”
Princess Lili B, Mar 14, Santa Anita Park – “broke both front legs”
Mr. Marvin, Mar 16, Charles Town Races – “pulled up because of a fatal injury”
unidentified (could be Yes I’m Ready), Mar 15-Mar 17, Los Alamitos Race Course
Tiz Mattie, Mar 18, Mahoning Valley – “took a bad step”
Miss Marilyn, Mar 23, Belmont Park – “leg injury…euthanasia on the track”
Whiskey Train, Mar 23, Tampa Bay Downs – “took a bad step”
He’s a Perfect Ten, Mar 25, Miami Valley – “drowned”
Miss Mimosa, Mar 28, Belmont Park – “cardiovascular collapse”
Shooby Said, Mar 30, Buffalo Raceway – “took bad step at finish”
Special Skills, Mar 30, Camden Steeplechase – “broken neck…euthanized”
Arms Runner, Mar 31, Santa Anita Park – “took a bad step”
Pretty Enuff, Apr 1, Belmont Park – “suffered a leg fracture…x-rayed and euthanized”
Owen’s Express, Apr 2, Finger Lakes Racetrack – “fractured right shoulder”
Luz Mimi, Apr 4, Belmont Park – “suffered a leg fracture…x-rayed and euthanized”
Cathedral Reader, Apr 6, Keeneland – “went wrong”
Fast Track Kathern, Apr 7, Gulfstream Park – “in distress…euthanized on track”
unidentified, Apr 5-Apr 7, Los Alamitos Race Course
Mandel, Apr 10, Keeneland – “went wrong”
La Manche, Apr 11, Belmont Park – “suffered a fracture…and was euthanized”
Cashel Rock, Apr 11, Hawthorne Race Course – “injured, vanned off”; euthanized
Atomic Sealster, Apr 11, Tioga Downs – “fell over…subsequently stopped breathing”
Mama’s Hope, Apr 15, Mahoning Valley – “injured…then euthanized”
Southwick, Apr 17, Mahoning Valley – “suffered a catastrophic injury…euthanized”
Amandine, Apr 19, Keeneland – “went wrong”
Ardrahan, Apr 20, Grand National Steeplechase – “fell…euthanized”
It’s All Up to You, Apr 20, Lone Star Park – “went wrong”
unidentified (good chance Bos Dream), Apr 26-Apr 28, Los Alamitos Race Course
unidentified, Apr 26-Apr 28, Los Alamitos Race Course
Tighten Up, Apr 30, Parx Racing – “suffered a catastrophic injury…euthanized”
Twincreeks Jack, May 1, Monticello Raceway – “euthanized, following severe injury”
Breakin the Fever, May 1, Thistledown – “suffered a catastrophic injury…euthanized”
American Deluxe, May 8, Thistledown – “suffered a catastrophic injury…euthanized”
Noble Cause, May 11, Belmont Park – “injuries necessitating euthanasia”
Red Gum, May 12, Monmouth Park – “took a bad step”
Classiesistar N, May 14, Monticello Raceway – “broke down, euthanasia administered”
Kinley Karole, May 16, Churchill Downs – “went wrong”
Circle Unbroken, May 16, Penn National – “catastrophic injury, humanely destroyed”
Cat Three B, May 16, Timonium – “suffered an injury, put down on the racetrack”
Misty Fly, May 17, Charles Town Races – “fatally injured, euthanized on the track”
Saratoga Breeze, May 17, Gulfstream Park – “fell”
Congrats Gal, May 17, Pimlico Race Course – “collapsed, perished on the track”
Commander Coil, May 17, Santa Anita Park – “broke down”
Spectacular Music, May 19, Santa Anita Park – “took a bad step”
Lil’l Allstar, May 21, Mountaineer Racetrack – “bad step, euthanized on the track”
Laser Lynn, May 21, Mountaineer Racetrack – “collapsed in upper stretch, euthanized”
Soroa, May 21, Thistledown – “suffered a catastrophic injury, fell, euthanized”

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, Jan 2, Monticello Raceway – “severe chronic right forelimb infection”
Doyouknowsomething, Jan 8, Belmont Park – “sustained left elbow injury in stall”
unidentified, Jan 14-Jan 20, Santa Anita Park
unidentified, Jan 21-Jan 27, Santa Anita Park
Catpsalm, Jan 29, Belmont Park – “protozoal myeloencephalitis”
Celebrity Tsipras, Feb 10, Monticello Raceway – “euthanized following fall”
unidentified, Feb 25-Mar 3, Santa Anita Park
unidentified, Feb 25-Mar 3, Santa Anita Park
Mighty Zealous, Mar 10, Belmont Park – “severe respiratory distress…euthanized”
Montana Sunset, Mar 23, Golden Gate Fields – “equine herpes virus”
Bonafide Bandit, Mar 26, Finger Lakes Racetrack – “cast in stall”
unidentified, Apr 1-Apr 7, Santa Anita Park
Facade, May 11, Finger Lakes Racetrack – “colic”

The Killing Fields: Dead Racehorses at the Various Tracks (115 – and counting)

Arizona
Rillito Park
Turf Paradise: 1
Santa Cruz Fair

Arkansas
Oaklawn Park

California
Del Mar
Golden Gate Fields: 4
Los Alamitos Race Course: 8
Santa Anita Park: 29
Cal Expo
Alameda County Fair
Big Fresno Fair
California State Fair
Humboldt County Fair
Los Angeles County Fair
Sonoma County Fair

Colorado
Arapahoe Park

Delaware
Delaware Park
Dover Downs
Harrington Raceway
Winterthur Steeplechase

Florida
Gulfstream Park: 5
Gulfstream ParkW
Tampa Bay Downs: 3
Pompano Park

Georgia
Georgia Steeplechase
Pine Mountain Steeplechase

Idaho
Cassia County Fair
Eastern Idaho State Fair
Jerome County Fair
Oneida County Fair
Pocatello Downs
Rupert Downs
Sandy Downs

Illinois
Arlington Park
Fairmount Park
Hawthorne Race Course: 1
Suburban Downs

Indiana
Indiana Grand
Hoosier Park

Iowa
Prairie Meadows

Kentucky
Churchill Downs: 1
Ellis Park
Keeneland: 3
Kentucky Downs
Turfway Park: 1
Bluegrass Downs
The Red Mile
Thunder Ridge

Louisiana
Delta Downs: 1
Evangeline Downs
Fair Grounds Race Course: 3
Louisiana Downs: 1

Maine
Bangor Raceway
Scarborough Downs
Cumberland County Fair
Farmington Fair
Fryeburg Fair
Northern Maine Fair
Oxford Fair
Skowhegan State Fair
Topsham Fair
Union Fair
Windsor Fair

Maryland
Laurel Park: 3
Pimlico Race Course: 1
Rosecroft Raceway
Ocean Downs
Glyndon Steeplechase
Grand National Steeplechase: 1
Fair Hill Steeplechase
Legacy Chase Steeplechase
Maryland State Fair
Timonium: 1

Massachusetts
Suffolk Downs
Plainridge Park

Michigan
Northville Downs

Minnesota
Canterbury Park
Running Aces Park

Montana
Great Falls
Miles City

Nebraska
Columbus Racing
Fonner Park
Horsemen’s Park
Lincoln Race Course
Fair Play Park
South Sioux City

Nevada
Elko County Fair
White Pine County Fair

New Jersey
Monmouth Park: 1
The Meadowlands
Freehold Raceway

New Mexico
Ruidoso Downs
Sunland Park
Sunray Park
The Downs at Albuquerque
Zia Park

New York
Aqueduct Racetrack: 4
Belmont Park: 14
Finger Lakes Racetrack: 3
Saratoga Race Course
Batavia Downs
Buffalo Raceway: 1
Monticello Raceway: 5
Saratoga Raceway
Tioga Downs: 1
Vernon Downs
Yonkers Raceway: 1
Genesee Valley Steeplechase

North Carolina
Charlotte Steeplechase
Tryon Steeplechase

North Dakota
Chippewa Downs
North Dakota Horse Park

Ohio
Belterra Park
Mahoning Valley: 3
ThistleDown: 3
Dayton Raceway
Miami Valley: 1
Northfield Park
Scioto Downs

Oklahoma
Fair Meadows
Remington Park
Will Rogers Downs

Oregon
Crooked River Roundup
Eastern Oregon Livestock Show
Grants Pass
Harney County Fair
Tillamook County Fair

Pennsylvania
Parx Racing: 4
Penn National: 1
Presque Isle Downs
Harrah’s Philadelphia
Pocono Downs
The Meadows
Pennsylvania Hunt Cup Steeplechase
Radnor Hunt Steeplechase
Willowdale Steeplechase

South Carolina
Aiken Steeplechase
Camden Steeplechase: 1
Charleston Steeplechase

South Dakota
Brown County Fair
Stanley County Fair

Tennessee
Iroquois Steeplechase

Texas
Lone Star Park: 1
Retama Park
Sam Houston Park
Gillespie County Fair

Utah
Dixie Downs
Laurel Brown
Weber Downs

Virginia
Shenandoah Downs
Foxfield Steeplechase
Glenwood Park at Middleburg
Great Meadow
Montpelier

Washington
Emerald Downs
Sun Downs

West Virginia
Charles Town Races: 2
Mountaineer Racetrack: 2

Wyoming
Energy Downs
Sweetwater Downs

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.