10 Kills at Mountaineer

Horseracing Wrongs

Through a FOIA request to the West Virginia Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at Mountaineer thus far this year:

An Absolute Trip, Apr 28, Mountaineer T – “fractured carpus”
Papa Y, Apr 30, Mountaineer R – “comminuted sesamoids”
Brooklyn Gerty, May 6, Mountaineer – “colic, died” (note: no mention of euthanasia)
Go Cristian Go, May 7, Mountaineer T – “compound fracture sesamoids”
Raise Your L Up, May 15, Mountaineer R – “sudden death” (six years old)
Lil’l Allstar, May 21, Mountaineer R – “fractured sesamoids”
Laser Lynn, May 21, Mountaineer R – “collapsed – sudden death” (three years old)
Pay Back, Jun 18, Mountaineer R – “fell, flipped, neurologic”
Bigger and Better, Jun 18, Mountaineer R – “fractured sesamoids”
Tendowningstreet, Jun 26, Mountaineer R – “fractured sesamoids”

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