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 – “fell while injured…euthanized on track”
Hold the Mic, January 4, Delta R – “fell [in] upper stretch”
Tank Team, January 4, Santa Anita R – “took a bad step”
Unusual Angel, January 4, Santa Anita R – “took a bad step”
Driveroff Thedeck, January 5, Golden Gate R – “broke down”
Adroit, January 6, Los Alamitos R – “catastrophic injury…euthanized on the track”
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 – “suffered a catastrophic injury in her right hind”
Secret Street, January 8, Santa Anita T
Defiantly, January 11, Golden Gate T – “euthanized after training accident”
Tuffy’s Way, January 11, Laurel R – “catastrophic injury…euthanized on the track”
Kimberly B., January 11, Laurel R – “hit rival [above]…euthanized on the track”
Derby Treasure, January 11, Santa Anita R – “took a bad step”
Westerdale, January 12, Aqueduct R – “suffered a fatal musculoskeletal injury”
Halsey, January 12, Tampa Bay R – “took a bad step”
Noise Mandate, January 18, Santa Anita R – “ambulance removed – euthanized”
Speke, January 19, Belmont T – “suffered a fracture to his right shoulder”
Big Ceas, January 20, Golden Gate R – “went wrong”
Amboseli, January 20, Santa Anita R – “suffered a catastrophic injury”
Like Really Smart, January 21, Santa Anita R – “took a bad step”
Last Promise Kept, January 21, Santa Anita R – “suffered a catastrophic injury”
Regal Delight, January 23, Monticello R – “fractured left front distal limb”
Dancing Harbor, January 23, Santa Anita T
Spitfire, January 25, Santa Anita T
Tripwire, January 26, Gulfstream R – “collapsed fatally” (two years old)
Tommy T, January 27, Aqueduct R – “fractured sesamoids…euthanized on track”
She’s Stunning, February 1, Laurel R – “catastrophic injury…euthanized on the track”
Kid Cantina, February 2, Santa Anita R – “took a bad step”
Miss Marion, February 3, Belmont T – “fractured cannon bone…euthanized on track”
Chronos, February 3, Belmont T (euthanized February 4) – “fractured right front leg”
Comegowithme, February 3, Santa Anita R
Lodestar, February 3, Tampa Bay R – “was severely injured and fell”
Tracey’s Desire, February 7, Yonkers R – “collapsed on track”
Tiger Man, February 8, Aqueduct R (euthanized February 9) – “left front leg”
Jager Time, February 17, Santa Anita T
Unusual Rider, February 18, Santa Anita T
Hot American, February 22, Santa Anita R – “took a bad step…catastrophic injury”
Queen Jeanne, February 22, Turfway R – “went wrong”
Battle of Midway, February 23, Santa Anita T – “shattered his pastern”
Just Forget It, February 23, Santa Anita T
unidentified, February 22-February 24, Los Alamitos R (probably Rosiescruella)
unidentified, February 22-February 24, Los Alamitos R
Charmer John, February 24, Santa Anita T
For Pops, February 26, Belmont T – “collapsed and died” (four years old)
Zoomin Effort, February 26, Louisiana R – “fell, euthanized”
Pop’s Irish Rose, February 28, Gulfstream R – “pulled up in distress…euthanized”
Lily Ain’t Foolin, March 2, Parx R – “suffered a catastrophic injury and fell”
Eskenforadrink, March 2, Santa Anita R – “took a bad step”
Queen Bode, March 3, Belmont T – “euthanized at hospital”
Oxford Comma, March 5, Fair Grounds R – “went wrong”
R Power Grid, March 5, Parx R – “suffered a serious injury…euthanized”
Lets Light the Way, March 5, Santa Anita T
Queen of Umaill, March 9, Aqueduct T – “pulled up with lame left front…euthanized”
Princess Lili B, March 14, Santa Anita T – “broke both front legs”
Mr. Marvin, March 16, Charles Town R – “pulled up because of a fatal injury”
Tiz Mattie, March 18, Mahoning R – “took a bad step”

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 – “severe chronic right forelimb infection”
Doyouknowsomething, January 8, Belmont – “sustained left elbow injury in stall”
unidentified, January 14-January 20, Santa Anita
unidentified, January 21-January 27, Santa Anita
Catpsalm, January 29, Belmont – “equine protozoal myeloencephalitis”
Celebrity Tsipras, February 10, Monticello – “euthanized following injury due to fall”
unidentified, February 25-March 3, Santa Anita
unidentified, February 25-March 3, Santa Anita
Mighty Zealous, March 10, Belmont – “severe respiratory distress…euthanized in stall”

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.