The following were casualties at the Penn National racetrack during the 197-night 2013 meet. Equibase officially confirms 8 dead. Of the 45 horses listed as “broke down” or “vanned off,” 42 have not raced since. A former racing insider and renowned industry expert told me that in her estimation, 90% of the vanned off are euthanized. 42 of 45 is roughly 93%. In other words, it’s a safe bet that Penn National claimed the lives of some 50 horses last year. Just one of the 100-odd tracks operating annually in the U.S.

race 6, 01/03/13: 5-year-old Bowmans Girl
race 2, 01/05/13: 5-year-old E Or, no races since
race 4, 02/15/13: 6-year-old Sharik, no races since
race 6, 02/15/13: 2-year-old Dashing for a Rose, no races since
race 2, 02/16/13: 2-year-old Ur Joshn Me, no races since
race 3, 02/22/13: 6-year-old Sugar Shark, no races since
race 4, 02/22/13: 6-year-old Solid d’Oro (last raced 8/11)
race 8, 02/28/13: 4-year-old Jennifer’s Romeo, no races since
race 7, 03/08/13: 3-year-old Aim for Love, no races since
race 4, 03/14/13: 4-year-old Two for One, no races since
race 1, 03/28/13: 3-year-old Aisle Three, no races since
race 4, 03/29/13: 3-year-old K K Pistol, confirmed dead
race 6, 04/06/13: 6-year-old Web Surfer, no races since
race 7, 04/13/13: 5-year-old Bess’ Dream, no races since
race 7, 05/04/13: 4-year-old Final Vindication, confirmed dead
race 5, 05/10/13: 5-year-old Dakota Sis, no races since
race 8, 05/10/13: 4-year-old K C’s Snowfoot, no races since
race 5, 05/22/13: 4-year-old Billet’s Baby, no races since
race 2, 05/24/13: 4-year-old Food Fightin, no races since
race 3, 05/24/13: 5-year-old Home at Six, confirmed dead
race 8, 06/01/13: 7-year-old Manito, confirmed dead
race 1, 06/12/13: 5-year-old Tennis Racket, no races since
race 1, 06/19/13: 5-year-old Stained Glass, no races since
race 5, 06/26/13: 4-year-old Music Man Stan, no races since
race 5, 07/10/13: 4-year-old Ever Alert, no races since
race 6, 07/10/13: 3-year-old Cowboy Cat, no races since
race 6, 07/20/13: 3-year-old Glenmary Lane, no races since
race 9, 07/31/13: 6-year-old Last Boot, no races since
race 6, 08/10/13: 3-year-old Quite Domestic, no races since
race 5, 08/22/13: 5-year-old Purely Awesome, no races since
race 4, 08/31/13: 3-year-old Sugar Mama, confirmed dead
race 2, 09/05/13: 4-year-old Come On Rose, no races since
race 9, 09/05/13: 3-year-old Nathan C, no races since
race 6, 09/13/13: 4-year-old Hard to Steal, no races since
race 4, 09/14/13: 4-year-old Macho Gris, no races since
race 9, 09/14/13: 6-year-old Satellite Beach, no races since
race 9, 09/20/13: 5-year-old Fast Stack, confirmed dead
race 4, 09/28/13: 7-year-old Gretsky, no races since
race 6, 10/02/13: 4-year-old Kentucky Hannah, confirmed dead
race 2, 10/12/13: 5-year-old Lov Tov, no races since
race 3, 10/12/13: 3-year-old Round of Applause, no races since
race 6, 10/12/13: 5-year-old Call Me Sweetheart, no races since
race 5, 10/17/13: 4-year-old Time for Wine, no races since
race 5, 10/17/13: 6-year-old Triple A Rating, no races since
race 7, 10/18/13: 4-year-old Proulette, no races since
race 9, 10/18/13: 3-year-old Chiquita Mala, no races since
race 5, 11/02/13: 4-year-old Maid of Dishonor
race 8, 11/13/13: 3-year-old Seeking Suki, no races since
race 9, 11/14/13: 3-year-old Prima Zip, no races since
race 5, 11/16/13: 6-year-old Modern Cowboy, no races since
race 9, 11/29/13: 3-year-old Lucky Guess, no races since
race 7, 12/12/13: 6-year-old Dina’s Touch, confirmed dead
race 7, 12/26/13: 4-year-old Iron Stone Ridge, no races since