11 Kills at Oaklawn Park in 2019

Horseracing Wrongs

Through a FOIA request to the Arkansas Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at Oaklawn Park so far this year. It’s worth noting that since I began doing this (FOIA requests), this is the first time Arkansas has forwarded information; in fact, it is the first time since my initial request in 2014 that they have even responded. I currently have requests pending for the years 2014-2018.

Thunder Bye, Jan 24, Oaklawn T – “humerus fracture”
Blue Anchor, Jan 27, Oaklawn R – “fractured a carpus/knee”
Luna de Rojo, Feb 3, Oaklawn T – “catastrophic training injury”
Vision, Feb 13, Oaklawn T – “euthanized,” no other details given
Could Be Game, Feb 16, Oaklawn T – “euthanized,” no other details given
Zuba Ziba, Feb 28, Oaklawn T – “euthanized,” no other details given
Macer, Mar 2, Oaklawn T – “euthanized,” no other details given
My Mystery, Mar 7…

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