Through a FOIA request to the Colorado Department of Revenue, I have confirmed the following track-related kills at Arapahoe Park in 2015:

3-year-old Jess One Kiss, June 6, race 8
“suspected lumbosacral or pelvic injury”

2-year-old Must See, June 10, training
“tore whole chest out upon hitting the rail” (being prepped for first race)

5-year-old Ace Away, June 20, race 3
“possible cardiac arrest, aneurysm”

2-year-old Pass On the Locks, June 30, training
“sesamoid fracture” (being prepped for first race)

4-year-old Makin Babes Hot, July 5, race 4
“suspected lumbosacral or pelvic injury”

5-year-old Cruz’n West, July 7, training
“flipped over while leading to school in paddock” (last raced August ’14)

2-year-old Hello Johnny, August 1, race 7 (euthanized August 2)
“suspected lumbosacral or pelvic injury”

In addition, this still-active horse died on track grounds from what the industry slickly (and slimily) refers to as a “non-racing” cause:

3-year-old Hi Tower, June 25, in barn
“reared and hit head”

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