Last week in U.S. horseracing (not including training and harness casualties).

“Broke Down” (racing-speak for dead); “Collapsed and Died”; “Euthanized”

Warrior’s Dance at Parx

“Vanned Off” – required ambulance to get off the track; many, if not most, of these horses will be on my year-end FOIA kill-reports

Naci Knothead at Sunland
My Cousin Charlie at Tampa Bay
Epona Magica at Hawthorne
In My Dust at Keeneland
Ha Fearless Version at Sunland
River Hoss at Santa Anita
Flair Weather at Sunland
Smart Answer at Tampa Bay
Benny Is a Jet at Tampa Bay
Joshua’s Miracle at Emerald
Mo Wees at Gulfstream
Brolazza at Santa Anita
Jess Gotta Sing at Sunland
Red Raider at Sunland

“Bled”; “Returned Bleeding From Nostrils” – usually indicates pulmonary hemorrhage

Private Tanner at Golden Gate (also “vanned off”)

(source: Equibase)

From the NYS Gaming Commission, April 9: “Mac’s Posse fell while breezing…several attempts to stand unsuccessful…determined he sustained severe traumatic back/pelvic injury and was euthanized on [the Belmont track].” Mac’s Posse was three years old and being prepped for his first race.

This is horseracing.

Dead Racehorses in California, March:

Royal Riddle, March 1, Golden Gate, “flipped on pavement in the barn area and hit her head…pronounced dead before [vet] arrived at the scene”

Tattenham, March 4, Santa Anita, race 4, “euthanized”

unidentified, week March 1-March 5, Santa Anita

unidentified, week March 1-March 5, Santa Anita

unidentified, week March 1-March 5, Santa Anita

unidentified, March 8, Golden Gate, “…horse collapsed while jogging on the main track during training hours and pronounced dead by attending track vet”

Rhett’s Image, March 10, Golden gate, race 7, “following the running of the seventh #4 Rhett’s Image was injured and fell, pulling up…track vet reported the severity of the injuries and euthanized the five year old gelding on the track”

Nowalking, March 11, Santa Anita, race 8, “pulled up, vanned off, euthanized”

unidentified, week March 6-March 12, Santa Anita

Initiative, March 12, Los Alamitos, race 2, “after the finish of the second race, the winner #6 INITIATIVE pulled up on the backside and was vanned off, euthanized”

Keihl Crissia, March 16, Golden Gate, race 4, “was injured after crossing the finish line, was transported by horse ambulance and euthanized”

A Toast To You, March 18, Golden Gate, “had been fighting an illness but the illness worsened and the horse had to be euthanized”

King’s Palace, March 18, Golden Gate, race 1, “went wrong and fell…suffered a catastrophic injury to the right front and was euthanized at the scene”

Solar Zone, March 18, Santa Anita, race 8

unidentified, week March 13-March 19, Santa Anita

unidentified “pony horse,” March 24, Golden Gate, “severe ringbone – euthanized”

unidentified, week March 20-March 26, Santa Anita

(source: California Horse Racing Board)