NY’s Staggering 2017 Death Toll: 121 Dead Racehorses
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NY’s Staggering 2017 Death Toll: 121 Dead Racehorses

From: Horseracing Wrongs.com
February 26, 2018

The following racehorses were killed on New York tracks in 2017.

121 Racehorses killed in NYS last year for $2.00 bets! 

However, these are the "lucky" horses. They will no longer be doped, whip raced or sent to slaughter.

Massena, early January, Belmont, training (euthanized January 23)
“severe laminitis due to post-op complications”

Upside Brown, January 17, Belmont, training
“fx RF leg”

Prince Zurs, January 21, Aqueduct, race 5 (euthanized February 2)
“RF suspensory issue”

Charming Vicky, January 22, Aqueduct, training
“fx RF sesamoids”

Lost Note, January 22, Aqueduct, race 1
“stumbled and fell, stood up and ran loose; fx RF leg – euthanized on track”

Kristi Q, January 22, Aqueduct, prior to race 9
“flipped over hitting head and died walking up ramp to track”

Yankee Tales, January 27, Belmont, training
“injured…ran loose, caught on horse path; fx LF sesamoids”

Big Unit, February 8, Buffalo, race 9
“pulled up, trailored off; fx LF leg”

Blameiton Brooklyn, February 10, Aqueduct, race 5
“LF carpal slab fx”

Frat Star, February 12, Aqueduct, race 4
“fell after wire; fx RF cannon bone and sesamoids – euthanized on track”

Regulus, February 12, Aqueduct, race 5
“fx RF sesamoids, ran loose, caught at 1/4 pole – euthanized on track”

Wheretheparty’sat, February 21, Monticello, race 8
“fx LF pastern”

Missy’s Hat Trick, February 27, Belmont, training
“fx shoulder”

Read the Dream, March 12, Aqueduct, race 7
“RF carpal slab fx – euthanized on track”

Second City, April 1, Aqueduct, race 3
“fx LR leg – euthanized on track”

Incognito, April 1, Saratoga Harness, race 2
“disrupted distal sesamoidian ligament”

Mac’s Posse, April 9, Belmont, training
“fell…several attempts to stand unsuccessful; severe traumatic back/pelvic injury – euthanized on track”

Cespedes, April 10, Aqueduct, training
“fx RF leg”

Receiver, April 22, Belmont, training
“RF suspensory ligament rupture”

Flatterfly, April 23, Aqueduct, race 5
“fell, stood up and ran loose; fx RF leg – euthanized on track”

All Class, April 24, Finger Lakes, training
“flipped and fractured its back” (nine years old, 61 races)

Mere Aglise, April 27, Finger Lakes, training
“horse collapsed and died on track”

Cornedbeefncabbage, April 28, Belmont, training
“fx both LF sesamoids – euthanized on track”

Choice Indian, April 29, Finger Lakes, training

Aragonite, April 30, Belmont, race 6
“suffered a musculo-skeletal injury”

Puissant, May 7, Belmont, training
“fx LR cannon”

Silk Spinner, May 15, Finger Lakes, race 7
“fx sesamoid”

Classy Chris, May 17, Belmont, prior to race 5
“ran through rail, sustained fx LR leg”

Yo Adrienne, May 22, Finger Lakes, training
“horse lethargic after training…fell and died” (three years old)

R Sleeping Beauty, May 24, Finger Lakes, race 2
“severe suspensory ligament tear”

On the Deadline, May 27, Finger Lakes, race 1
“suffered catastrophic injury LF fetlock”

Storm the Shore, May 28, Belmont, race 1
“fx LF leg”

Lakalas, May 28, Saratoga, training
“collapsed and died”

Happy Match, June 3, Belmont, race 1
“fx LF sesamoids”

Sharp as a Tack, June 10, Tioga, training
“death in backstretch barn following an on-track warm up”

Chrome Finish, June 18, Buffalo, prior to race 10
“reared up in stall, slipped, struck head on wall – collapsed and died”

Sporty Big Boy, June 22, Saratoga Harness, race 4
“collision with another horse; fx RR leg”

Non Stop, June 25, Belmont, race 5
“rider attempted to pull up but jumped off, horse ran loose, caught, vanned to barn; fx RF sesamoid with ligament rupture”

Flying Bullet, June 27, Belmont, training
“fx RF leg”

Ed’s Dream, June 29, Saratoga Harness, race 10
“died on track after race – possible heart problem”

Dream Player, July 2, Belmont, prior to race 10
“flipped over inside rail of training track sustaining blunt trauma”

Small Print, July 3, Finger Lakes, training
“unseated rider, ran to barn; torn/rupture tendon LR leg”

Queen B, July 6, Saratoga, training
“fx RR leg”

Sapporo, July 14, Belmont, race 10
“right carpal slab fx”

Regal Babe, July 15, Buffalo, race 8
“multiple fxs RF P1”

Rule the City, July 16, Belmont, race 1 (euthanized September 29)
“euthanized…following surgery”

Wanztbwicked, July 22, Saratoga, training
“RF suspensory rupture”

Fashion Delight, July 23, Yonkers, race 12
“shattered pastern – euthanized on track”

Angels Seven, July 28, Saratoga, race 3
“fx LF leg – euthanized on track”

Howard Beach, July 29, Saratoga, training
“unseated rider, ran loose; fx to RF leg”

Positive Waves, July 29, Saratoga, training
“fx to his RF leg”

Brooklyn Major, July 31, Saratoga, race 9
“collapsed after wire…and died – suspected CV event” (four years old)

Marshall Plan, August 2, Saratoga, training
“fx condylar bone”

Fall Colors, August 3, Saratoga, race 1
“horse fell at second fence and died on track from trauma sustained in fall”

Munjaz, August 3, Saratoga, race 8
“horse took bad step – fx LR leg”

Lakeside Sunset, August 5, Saratoga, training
“fx RR leg”

Unbroken Chain, August 6, Saratoga, race 11
“fx LF leg – euthanized on track”

Cougar Hanover, August 9, Monticello, race 6
“collapsed and died after race – suspected aortic rupture”

Love You Bad, August 9, Monticello, race 11
“collapsed and died in stall after racing”

Hot Cajun Sauce, August 10, Finger Lakes, training
“ran off track over embankment, sustained spinal injury”

Sweetneida, August 11, Saratoga, race 1
“took bad step – fx LF sesamoids”

Meteoroid, August 16, Saratoga, race 1
“injured RF leg prior to 6th fence – euthanized on track”

Sayonara Rose, August 17, Saratoga, race 9
“fx LF sesamoids – euthanized on track”

Travelin Soldier, August 19, Saratoga, training
“fx RR leg”

That’s Amore, August 23, Finger Lakes, race 9
“euthanized” (no other information given)

Wanna Rock N Roll, August 30, Batavia, prior to race 8
“horse collapsed and died in barn after lasix administration”

Alpha Dance, August 30, Finger Lakes, race 4
“pulled up…exited track – collapsed and died” (four years old)

Aggie’s Honor, August 31, Saratoga, training
“suffered a fx to RF leg”

Karen Kan, September 1, Belmont, training
“fx humeral bone”

Irish Prayer, September 2, Belmont, training
“fx LF sesamoids”

Bay City Blues, September 4, Finger Lakes, race 5
“fx RF sesamoid – euthanized on track”

Top Fortitude, September 17, Belmont, race 6
“fell at 3/8 pole; fx LF sesamoid – euthanized on track”

Hank Who, September 18, Finger Lakes, race 5
“fx both RF sesamoids”

Somekindasexy, September 18, Saratoga, training
“fx both RF sesamoids”

Submit, September 20, Belmont, race 9
“fx LF cannon bone – euthanized on track”

Legal Tendora, September 21, Finger Lakes, race 4
“fx LF sesamoid – euthanized on the track”

Madgirl, September 22, Belmont, training
“fx RF sesamoids”

Al’s Nightmare, September 23, Belmont, training
“sustained injury to LF cannon bone”

Scootin Bay, September 27, Batavia, prior to race 10
“came off track after warm-up – collapsed in paddock area”

Red Cash, September 29, Saratoga Harness, race 3
“fx LR pastern”

Falcon’s Chance, October 7, Saratoga Harness, race 5
“fx in left pastern and fetlock”

Roberta Brooks, October 14, Saratoga, training
“fx to LF cannon”

Judge Maggie, October 18, Finger Lakes, race 5
“fx RF limb – euthanized on track”

Bourbonfuhrme, October 21, Belmont, race 6
“fx LR cannon bone”

Saratoga Swayz, October 26, Belmont, training
“humeral fx”

Hyde Park Express, October 31, Belmont, training
“was struck by horse [below] – euthanized on the track”

Elite Kid, October 31, Belmont, training (euthanized November 11)
“collided with [above]…euthanized after no improvement”

Ronnie’s Whey, October 31, Finger Lakes, race 7
“fx LF limb – euthanized on the track”

Papa Freud, November 3, Aqueduct, race 7
“vanned off and euthanized” (no other information given)

Left the Galaxy, November 6, Finger Lakes, training
“fx LF sesamoid”

Hy Brasil, November 11, Aqueduct, race 2
“suffered a fatal musculo-skeletal injury – euthanized on the track”

Ogan’s Runner, November 16, Belmont, training (euthanized November 17)
“closed fracture”

Momma’s Moonshine, November 16, Finger Lakes, training (euthanized December 1)
“condylar fxs both front legs”

Turcotte, November 18, Belmont, training
“condylar fx”

Act Surprised, November 20, Finger Lakes, race 10
“fx LF shoulder – euthanized on the track”

Iggy Loco, November 22, Aqueduct, race 8
“vanned off and euthanized” (no other information given)

Winter Wish, November 24, Finger Lakes, race 4
“fx LF sesamoids – euthanized on the track”

Bail, November 25, Belmont, training
“fx LF cannon bone and sesamoid”

Fusaichi Red, December 9, Aqueduct, race 8
“fx RR P1”

Lucky Sugar, December 9, Belmont, training
“suffered a fx to her RF cannon bone – euthanized on the track”

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.

Fortune Faded, January 16, Aqueduct
“euthanized for chronic severe laminitis”

Jules, January 27, Belmont
“squamous cell carcinoma, developed secondary complications”

Fabulous Kid, February 26, Belmont
“euthanized for severe laminitis” (last raced February 11)

Shotgun Love, March 7, Aqueduct
“euthanized for severe laminitis both front feet” (last raced July 17)

Maelstrom, March 28, Saratoga Harness
“severe colic, unresponsive to treatment”

Rich ‘n’ Tuck, April 28, Belmont
“died [apparently, not euthanized] from a case of severe colic” (last raced April 9)

Quick Coconut, May 19, Finger Lakes
“being treated for a cold – found dead in stall” (last raced May 7)

Malibu Squeeze, June 21, Belmont
“severe laminitis” (last raced March 21)

Adirondack Dancer, June 28, Belmont
“severe laminitis” (last raced November 12)

Hidden Accounts, June 29, Belmont
“horse spooked, fell awkwardly, would not stand – euthanized”

Dr. Stone, July 26, Finger Lakes
“reared up, fell backwards, began to have seizure – euthanized” (last raced June 26)

Duquesne Whistle, August 7, Saratoga
“colic” (three years old, last raced July 30, Saratoga)

Girlslovechocolate, August 25, Finger Lakes
“laminitis” (was raced three times in 26 days in November)

That Mr. P, August 26, Saratoga
“acute colic” (three years old, last raced July 31, Saratoga)

Timber, September 6, Finger Lakes
“paralyzed arytenoids” (last raced June 21)

Ice Maker, September 12, Finger Lakes
“colic” (three years old)

Sherlock’s Hope, September 25, Belmont
“acute severe laminitis in all four feet” (two years old, raced twice)

Hold On Momma, October 14, Belmont
“suffered a severe case of colic” (four years old, last raced October 5)

Freudian Dilemma, October 18, Finger Lakes
“found deceased in stall – gastric/digestive issues” (nine years old, 64 races; last one came just six days prior to dying)

Rip Loves Maize, October 24, Finger Lakes
“collapsed in stall and expired” (three years old, last raced October 10)

Rainy Night, November 22, Belmont
“found lame in her stall on 11/15; euthanized on 11/22 for severe hemorrhage from gastrocnemius tear/trauma” (last raced October 12)

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