Through a FOIA request to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills on that state’s tracks thus far this year. Please note, however, that despite Kentucky’s claim of new and improved transparency, it has been very difficult to get all information on track deaths. In fact, initially I was told that the Commission had no record of training deaths even though I’ve received those from them the past two years. And as you will see below, I was forwarded but one stall death. In short, surely this list is not a full reckoning of Kentucky horseracing carnage.
Queen Jeanne, Feb 22, Turfway R
“[multiple] fractures of the sesamoids; the connective tissues of the distal limb are expanded by a large amount of hemorrhage and edema, with tearing of both the medial and lateral digital veins; soft tissue damage is extensive”
Tell It Ina Melody, Mar 28…
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