Shame: The Taxpayer-Funded Killing of 106 Horses in NY Last Year
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FROM HorseracingWrongs.org
February 2022

 In short, the carnage is worse than what you see below, and below are 106 dead horses – the most, by the way, since 2017. So much for “reform.”

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The following racehorses were killed at NYS tracks in 2021. While reading, please bear in mind that this is surely but a partial reckoning, as the Gaming Commission typically only discloses deaths occurring on-site (or occasionally at equine hospitals) and those within 72 hours of injury.

And, of course, nothing from the state’s private training facilities. In short, the carnage is worse than what you see below, and below are 106 dead horses – the most, by the way, since 2017. So much for “reform.”

Sander’s Empire, Jan 1, Aqueduct R – “suffered an injury, euthanized on track”
Escape, Jan 1, Belmont T (euthanized Jan 3) – “collapsed while breezing”
All Mo, Jan 7, Belmont T – “open distal radial fracture”
Spy Story, Jan 8, Aqueduct R – “took bad steps”
That’s Official, Jan 12, Monticello T – “collapsed…died on track”
Cerretalto, Jan 29, Belmont S – “colic…euthanized due to poor prognosis”
Oh My Papa, Feb 4, Belmont T – “suffered injuries while breezing”
Daytime Doll, Feb 6, Belmont T – “pulled up…euthanized on track”
Kj Brent, Feb 9, Monticello S – “euthanized in barn following fall and fracture”
Nisbet Beach, Feb 15, Aqueduct R – “fell heavily…euthanized on track”
Prospect Mountain, Feb 20, Belmont T – “sustained mid-body fractures”
Creative Style, Mar 7, Aqueduct R – “took a bad step”
Cam Funny, Mar 8, Monticello S – “found dead in a.m.”
Melanie’s Filly, Mar 8, Monticello R – “bad step, pastern fracture”
Whisper Wisdom, Mar 10, Belmont S – “joint infection”
Hyperactive Chris, Mar 10, Belmont T – “broke down near the wire”
Big Luther, Mar 13, Belmont T – “sustained open fractures”
Kiss Me Dave, Mar 20, Aqueduct R – “fell fatally” (two years old, first race)
Twice An Angel, Mar 22, Monticello R – “sustained injury to LF leg”
Unrelenting Force, Mar 28, Aqueduct R – “sustained injury to RF leg”
Niiji, Mar 31, Belmont S – “pleuropneumonia”
Voodoo Magic, Apr 5, Belmont S – “acute colic” (two years old)
Beastie D, Apr 13, Belmont S – “died due to injuries sustained in barn fire”
American Sailor, Apr 13, Belmont S – “died due to injuries sustained in barn fire”
Always Rock N Roll, Apr 17, Buffalo R – “injury to left back leg necessitating euthanasia”
Haikal, Apr 22, Belmont T – “injury to LF leg”
Determined Heart, Apr 22, Belmont R – “injured, vanned off, [euthanized]”
Singapore Trader, Apr 24, Belmont T – “pulled up lame”
Lady Sansa, Apr 28, Belmont T – “fetlock injury…developed laminitis post [surgery]”
Buyer’s Remorse, May 1, Belmont T – “sustained an injury at the wire”
Mama Kin, May 7, Belmont R – “lacerated tendon”
Schwarbertown, May 12, Finger Lakes T – “fractured pastern”
Sister Alexa, May 12, Finger Lakes T – “fractured fetlock”
Mister Bobby, May 13, Saratoga T – “collapsed and died” (five years old)
Latin Love Bug, May 14, Belmont R – “went wrong, fell”
yet-to-be-named 2-year-old, May 23, Belmont S – “infection, died in stall”
Dads Honor, May 23, Belmont T – “leg injury while breezing – euthanized on track”
Cin Cin Cowboy, May 24, Finger Lakes R – “took a bad step, fractured both sesamoids”
Playthatfunnymusic, May 29, Belmont R – “catastrophic injury…euthanized on track”
Teardown This Wall, May 30, Buffalo S – “colic, unresponsive to medical treatment”
Singular Sensation, May 31, Belmont R – “catastrophic injury…euthanized on track”
Lullula, Jun 1, Belmont T (euthanized Jun 6) – “left carpal injury”
Micromillion, Jun 3, Belmont S – “colic…euthanized due to poor prognosis”
Tapitena, Jun 5, Finger Lakes S – “suddenly collapsed and expired” (three years old)
Apocalypse, Jun 11, Vernon R – “heart attack” (five years old)
Greek Sonnet, Jun 16, Finger Lakes R (euthanized Jun 18) – “fractured RF”
Tia Vicky, Jun 21, Belmont S – “found deceased in its stall”
Lord Camden, Jun 22, Finger Lakes R – “fractured fetlock…euthanized on track”
Bad As Bart, Jun 24, Monticello S – “foundered”
Not That Brady, Jun 26, Belmont T – “RH injury, ambulanced off, euthanized”
Charge Into War, Jun 26, Belmont R – “fracture, cardiac arrest after surgery”
Trucking Baron, Jun 29, Saratoga S – “chronic laminitis”
Fiddlers Girl, Jul 13, Belmont T – “pelvic fracture, euthanized”
Strong Moment, Jul 16, Saratoga R – “catastrophic injury…euthanized on the course”
Independent One, Jul 17, Tioga R – “RH injury…euthanized by track vet”
Pleasure Luck, Jul 18, Saratoga R (euthanized Jul 19) – “took a bad step”
Fattoria, Jul 19, Saratoga T – “pelvic injury necessitating euthanasia”
Solo Story, Jul 23, Tioga T – “sustained broken leg, euthanized by track vet”
Fiya, Jul 31, Saratoga T – “injury to RH leg…euthanized”
Arlene’s Kitten, Aug 2, Finger Lakes T – “tender and sore, pelvic fracture located”
Twisted Gratitude, Aug 4, Finger Lakes S – “expired in her stall – probable colic”
Butter Lou, Aug 5, Saratoga R – “injur[ed] after wire, vanned to barn, euthanized”
Allstar Energy, Aug 7, Batavia R – “[multiple] fractures”
Fifth Avenue Red, Aug 7, Saratoga T – “pulled up, vanned off, euthanized”
Volpaia, Aug 10, Saratoga T – “fell over rail, multiple injuries, euthanized”
Big Smoove, Aug 15, Batavia S – “found laying in the stall…passed away on his own”
Red Roll, Aug 15, Batavia R – “fractured left fore [in crash], euthanized”
Informed Risk, Aug 16, Belmont S – “laminitis” (had training session four days prior)
Go With Honor, Aug 17, Finger Lakes T – “received a fracture”
Matt Major, Aug 18, Monticello R – “fractured pastern”
Olympico, Aug 21, Saratoga T – “RH condylar injury”
Quick Nick, Aug 25, Belmont T – “shoulder injury, euthanized”
Wasn’t Me, Aug 26, Saratoga T – “possible heart attack” (two years old)
America’s Joy, Aug 29, Saratoga T – “fracture while breezing, broke neck in fall”
Tri Saint Lorenzo, Sep 1, Belmont S – “was walked to [hospital], euthanized”
Everyoneloveslily, Sep 5, Belmont T – “broke down after wire – euthanized on track”
Tivoli Twirl, Sep 5, Saratoga S – “euthanized due to severe health complications”
Cirona, Sep 10, Saratoga T – “pulled up lame, suspected pelvic…euthanized”
He’s a Lucky Devil, Sep 11, Belmont T – “horse fell – euthanized on track”
Wellbehavedman, Sep 14, Finger Lakes T – “received fracture…euthanized on track”
Baltimore Bucko, Sep 16, Belmont R – “fell fatally to the ground”
Kj Chico, Sep 21, Monticello R – “fell during race…euthanized”
Happy Happy B, Sep 26, Belmont R – “fell heavily…euthanized on track”
Tavernette, Sep 28, Finger Lakes S – “unresolved and worsening EPM”
Madrone, Oct 8, Saratoga S – “neurologic disorder, euthanized due to poor prognosis”
On the Dean’s List, Oct 15, Saratoga S – “anaphylactic reaction to antibiotics”
Work Out, Oct 17, Belmont R (euthanized Oct 28) – “euthanized in stall due to injuries”
Malibu Luna, Oct 27, Belmont S – “suffered a trauma after falling”
Advance Notice, Oct 28, Belmont R – “went wrong”
Wicked Amber, Oct 31, Belmont R – “suffered an injury, bobbling heavily”
Engineers Report, Nov 1, Finger Lakes R – “appeared in distress…euthanized on track”
Cozzy’s Attitude, Nov 5, Belmont T – “leg injury, euthanized on track”
Flip the Script, Nov 7, Belmont R – “pulled up lame after the wire…euthanized”
Electric Guitar, Nov 11, Finger Lakes T – “fractured scapula…[euthanized] on track”
Postino’s Vow, Nov 14, Belmont T – “injured, euthanized during surgery”
Ekhtibaar, Nov 17, Belmont S – “was found DOA [inside] van”
So Enchanting, Nov 21, Belmont T – “leg injury…euthanized on track”
Letmeno, Nov 24, Belmont S – “laminitis post-surgery”
Genetic Gem, Nov 28, Aqueduct R – “injury freezing hind end, euthanized on track”
Wicked Indeed, Nov 30, Belmont S – “collapsed [twice], ongoing seizures, euthanized”
Dom’s Feisty Girl, Dec 3, Belmont T – “broke down”
Rosey’s Peach, Dec 6, Aqueduct S – “injured in stall, found in distress, euthanized”
Noli Temere, Dec 9, Aqueduct R – “broke down”
Sweet Mary Lou, Dec 16, Aqueduct R – “pulled up, vanned off, later died”
Bringitonhome N, Dec 27, Monticello T – “collapsed”
Big Little Risk, Dec 30, Aqueduct R – “took a bad step”


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