“Found Dead With Blood and Foam at the Nostrils” – Delaware Kills, 2019

Horseracing Wrongs

Through a FOIA request to the Delaware Dept. of Agriculture, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks in 2019. Of note, the Delaware Park euthanasias were reported thus: “horse was humanely destroyed” – as if inserting the word “humanely” somehow exonerates them. It doesn’t. More accurate to simply say, “horse was destroyed” – by the “connections,” by the officials, by the bettors and fans. Horses destroyed by horseracing, the industry. Full stop.

Elle Michele A, Mar 27, Dover R – “catastrophic radial fracture”

yet-to-be-named, Apr 1, Delaware T – “severe, displaced humerus fracture”

Rumble, Apr 22, Harrington R – “sudden onset cardiac dysrhythmia”

Princess Nora, May 16, Delaware T – “humerus fracture”

Johnny Jump Up, May 22, Delaware R – “sesamoid fracture”

Pinedo Pandemonium, May 27, Delaware T – “humerus fracture”

Game Lad, May 27, Delaware R – “acute catastrophic rupture of ligaments”

Lookingforanewhome, May 27, Delaware…

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