37 More 2019 Kentucky Horseracing Kills
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FROM HorseracingWrongs.org
April 2020

Through FOIA request - 37 more kills at Kentucky's state’s tracks in 2019.

Through a FOIA request to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks in 2019. Please note, however, that the Commission did not forward stall deaths – in other words, this is an incomplete reckoning.

  • Ucanalwaysbebetter, Jan 23, Keeneland T – “cannon fracture; bone embedded in tendons and ligament”
  • Euro Zing, Jan 26, Turfway T – “broke both front shoulders”
  • Dona Spey, Jan 27, Keeneland T – “open, comminuted fracture”
  • Hoped For, Apr 18, Keeneland T – “fractures, tearing of digital artery and vein”
  • My Majestic Rose, Jun 12, Keeneland T – “complete, comminuted cannon fracture”
  • Bless His Heart, Jun 20, Churchill T (euthanized Jun 22) – “rupture with tearing”
  • unidentified, Jul 3, Churchill T – “[multiple] fractures; ruptured tendon, ligament”
  • Proud as Punch, Jul 4, Keeneland T – “complete fracture of humerus”
  • Sir Navigator, Aug 4, Ellis R – “horse finished race, collapsed and died”
  • Run Nancy Run, Aug 24, Ellis R – “open, comminuted fracture; [torn] ligament” unidentified, Sep 2, Churchill T – “open fractures”
  • unidentified, Sep 9, Churchill T – “open fractures, extensive soft tissue damage”
  • Branson, Sep 11, Ellis T – “trained on racetrack, started showing signs of colic, progressed rapidly (five minutes)…euthanized”
  • Believein, Sep 13, Churchill T – “[multiple] fractures, severe soft tissue damage”
  • unidentified, Sep 19, Churchill T – “comminuted fractures”
  • B P Rocket, Sep 20, Keeneland T – “shoulder fracture, [torn] tissues”; “extensive gastric ulcers present” (three years old)
  • Allied Party, Sep 21, Churchill R – “[multiple] fractures, acute cartilage excoriation”
  • Stella d’Oro, Oct 4, Keeneland R – “multiple fractures, massive soft tissue damage”
  • Fast Dreamer, Oct 4, Keeneland R – “fractures, traumatic cartilage excoriation”
  • unidentified, Oct 9, Churchill T – “open fractures, severe soft tissue damage”
  • Triggerman, Oct 9, Keeneland R – “open fractures, severe soft tissue damage”
  • Integral, Oct 16, Keeneland R – “open fractures, severe soft tissue damage”
  • Call to Victory, Oct 20, Keeneland R – “[multiple] open fractures, extensive soft tissue damage”; “extensive ulceration of stomach” (three years old)
  • unidentified, Oct 22, Churchill T – “collapsed and died on the racetrack”
  • unidentified, Oct 26, Keeneland T – “hit rail, broke left knee”
  • unidentified, Nov 2, Churchill T – “open, disarticulated fetlock”
  • The Keeper, Nov 2, Keeneland T – “open, highly comminuted fractures; fragments missing, large fragment embedded in ligament; tearing of tendons”
  • Run for the Gold, Nov 10, Keeneland T – “compound, comminuted ankle fracture”
  • Frank Senior, Nov 21, Churchill T – “comminuted fracture, marked tearing”
  • unidentified, Nov 22, Turfway T – “multiple complete fractures of the scapula”
  • Tigers Rule, Nov 24, Churchill R – “[multiple] fractures with tearing of artery and vein”
  • Third Edition, Nov 25, Keeneland T – “fetlock open and luxated”
  • Elegant Bay, Nov 30, Churchill R – “multiple fractures, soft tissue damage is severe”
  • Pallaso, Dec 2, Churchill T – “complete fracture of humerus, tearing of musculature”
  • Rock n’ Candy, Dec 5, Turfway R – “pulled up lame, developed large hematoma…euthanized”; “grade 4 gastric ulcer disease” (five years old)
  • Happy Peddler, Dec 21, Turfway R (euthanized Dec 22) – “fracture, acute excoriation”
  • Olly Wonder, Dec 31, Turfway R – “severe tearing of tendons and ligaments”

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