18 Dead Racehorses at Charles Town So Far This Year

Horseracing Wrongs

Through a FOIA request to the West Virginia Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at Charles Town Races through the first five months of the year:

Horse Spotter Carl, Dec 28, Charles Town R (euthanized Mar 13) – “knee fracture”
Via Leone, Jan 30, Charles Town T – “condylar fracture”
Meet the Genius, Feb 1, Charles Town R (euthanized Feb 19) – “suspect pelvic fracture”
Ed’s Quick Cat, Feb 23, Charles Town R – “slab fracture”
Lite the Storm, Mar 13, Charles Town T – “shoulder fracture”
Rapid Rabbit, Mar 14, Charles Town R (euthanized Mar 15) – “P1 fracture”
Mr. Marvin, Mar 16, Charles Town R – “dislocated fetlock fracture”
Zoe’s Castle, Mar 20, Charles Town T – “shoulder fracture”
Nite Court, Apr 9, Charles Town T – “tibia fracture”
Misty Fly, May 17, Charles Town R – “open fetlock dislocation”
How’s My Boy, May 18, Charles…

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