“Thrashed and Collapsed in Starting Gate” – 19 More Dead Horses for Apologists to Account For

Horseracing Wrongs

Through a FOIA request to the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills on that state’s tracks thus far this year. Please note, however, that the Commission did not forward any data on stall deaths; surely, there were some.

C Four, Feb 6, Will Rogers T – “humerus fracture”
Where’s Wendell, Feb 23, Will Rogers T – “humeral fracture”
Decapi Kid, Mar 22, Remington R – “subcutaneous hemorrhage”
Kimyun, Apr 6, Remington R – “paralyzed hind, unable to rise after race”
Vf Blood Brother, Apr 6, Remington R – “cannon fracture”
Street General, Apr 8, Will Rogers R (euthanized Apr 24) – “carpal fracture”
Shut the Gate, Apr 22, Will Rogers R – “flipped, head trauma”
Andariego, Apr 29, Remington R – “fell, neck fracture”
Friendly Isle, May 2, Remington R – “carpal fracture”
Rg I Hop Fast, May 4, Remington R – “thrashed and collapsed in…

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