Jumps racing death files

Jumps racing is a dangerous 'sport' for horses. Victoria and South Australia are the only states to still allow jumps racing. Tragically, as a result, every year horses fall, sustain horrible injuries and are killed on the Victorian and South Australian racing tracks.

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LAST UPDATED: 12 May 2016

Whilst both SA and Victorian Governments and industry bodies are fully aware of the inherent risks of jumps racing they deem it acceptable in the name of 'entertainment'. The horses listed below weren't asked for their consent and they were made to pay the ultimate price.

Apart from the horses listed here, many other horses get injured on the race tracks or simply fail to win races, and are withdrawn from competition. These horses are rarely offered 'retirement', but instead are most often sent to an abattoir or knackery.

As long as jumps racing is allowed to exist, the number of dead horses will continue to climb.

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Horse deaths in jumps racing (races and trials):

Name

Injury

Date

Location

2016




Tuscan Fire

Injured during a race and was killed on track.


4/5/16


Warrnambool (VIC)


Cliff's Dream

Fell and fractured his knee during a race. Killed on track.


3/5/16


Warrnambool (VIC)


Fieldmaster

Injured during a jumps trial, and was killed on track.


27/4/16


Cranbourne (VIC)


Name

Injury

Date

Location

2015




Rabbuka

Euthanised on track after sustaining severe injuries in a heavy fall while racing.


13/9/15


Casterton (VIC)


Trenchtown

Injured his leg during a race, and was killed after finishing in last place.


25/7/15


Morphettville (SA)


Verification

Suffered severe injuries in a fall and was killed on track.


9/4/15


Cranbourne (VIC)


Feel the Fame

Fell on track and sustained serious injuries, killed on track.


9/4/15


Cranbourne (VIC)


Try Pickle

Collided with a hurdle and sustained a fractured leg. He was killed on the track.


5/6/15

Casterton (VIC)


2014




Shot Of Glory

Sustained a shoulder injury during jumps trials, and was killed.


26/6/14


Cranbourne (VIC)


Elms

Was injured during a jumps race and killed on track.


25/5/14


Casterton (VIC)


Show Dancer

Crashed violently into a hurdle and was killed on the track.


21/5/14


Sandown (VIC)


Black Moon

Fell while trialling, and was killed on the track.


14/4/14


Oakbank (SA)


Viva Delspec

Injured his knee in steeplechase, and was killed.


3/4/14


Warrnambool (VIC)


2013




End of Time

Fell in steeplechase, and was killed.


7/7/13


Casterton (VIC)


Mikiyama

Fell while trialling, and was killed several days later.


15-16/6/13


Warrnambool (VIC)


Reckless Rat

Fractured knee, and was killed on track.


11/6/13


Warrnambool (VIC)


Scenic Buzz

Fell, sustained neck injuries and was killed on track.


17/4/13


Sandown (VIC)


2012




Jockey Jack

Fractured fetlock (ankle) and was killed on track.


18/8/12


Morphettville (SA)


Foremost

Clipped the jump, landed on his head, broke his neck (in trial)

18/7/12

Cranbourne (VIC)

The Black Oak

Fractured sesamoid in trial. Killed

15/6/12

Warrnambool (VIC)

Art Success

Killed off track due to a fractured pelvis, after competing in two races over the Oakbank weekend.

9/4/12

Oakbank (SA)

Virvacity

Injured on track, killed.

7/4/12

Oakbank (SA)

Jotilla

Injured on track, killed.

28/3/12

Sandown (VIC)

2011




Guara Grove Beast

Fell on track, killed.

3/9/11

Morphettville (SA)

Fergus McIver

Died after falling on the last jump of the race.

28/8/11

Sandown (VIC)

Nitonic

Injured after falling over a hurdle, killed.

18/8/11

Cranbourne, in trial (VIC)

Zealous

Died from an apparent neck injury after falling over hurdle.

31/7/11

Warrnambool (VIC)

Fasilenko

Injured hind leg on hurdle, killed.

20/5/11

Mt Gambier (SA)

Ledgers Dream

Fell, broke neck, died.

14/5/11

Morphettville (SA)

Shine The Armour

Fell over hurdle, broke his neck, killed.

3/5/11

Warrnambool (VIC)

Java Star

Died on the track, cause of death is disputed.

23/4/11

Oakbank (SA)

Squire Rex

Injured a tendon, fell over hurdle, killed.

19/4/11

Cranbourne (VIC), in trial

Hammerblow

Not known

11/4/11

Morphettville, in trial

Casa Boy

Broke an elbow, killed.

4/4/11

Warrnambool

2010




Tradesman's Choice

Broke a leg, killed.

24/7/10

Morphettville (SA)

Prince Vitality

Broke a shoulder, killed.

30/5/10

Casterton (VIC)

Sirrocean Storm

Broke hind leg when hitting a hurdle, killed.

5/5/10

Warrnambool

Marc of Thunder

Severely injured foreleg, died after crash with Satu San.

5/4/10

Oakbank (SA)

Satu San

Died after crashing into injured Marc of Thunder.

5/4/10

Oakbank (SA)

2009




Keepara Lass

Broke a shoulder, killed.

19/8/09

Morphettville (SA)

Rough Night

Injured in fall, killed.

2/8/09

Warrnambool (VIC)

Dark Disguise

Not known.

28/7/09

Warrnambool, in trial (VIC)

Geeorb

Fractured foreleg, killed.

25/7/09

Mooney Valley (VIC)

All Square

Broken leg, killed.

15/7/09

Sale (VIC)

Whatsourgo

Suspected broken shoulder, killed.

20/6/09

Moonee Valley

Hassle

Broke leg, killed.

7/5/09

Warrnambool

Clearview Bay

Broke neck, killed.

7/5/09

Warrnambool

Pride of Westbury

Broke neck, killed.

6/5/09

Warrnambool

Hanging Rock

Broke a leg, killed.

26/4/09

Yarra Valley (VIC)

Taken At The Flood

Fractured pelvis, killed.

25/4/09

Morphettville

Wool Zone

Fractured spine, killed.

25/4/09

Morphettville

Shrogginet

Broken leg, killed.

23/4/09

Cranbourne Training Centre, in trial

2008




In Detention

Broke down, killed.

27/8/08

Moonee Valley

Spanish Symbol

Broken leg, killed.

26/7/08

Moonee Valley

Charter

Broken hind leg, killed.

28/6/08

Flemington (VIC)

Eveready

Broke down, killed.

28/6/08

Flemington

Aussie Humour

Died after incurring injuries in a training accident.

23/6/08

Cranbourne Training Centre, in trial

Turbo Charged

Suspected broken neck, killed.

22/6/08

Casterton (VIC)

Crying Storm

Broken leg(s), killed.

14/6/08

Sandown (VIC)

Rhythm Stick

Broke down, killed.

1/6/08

Casterton

Captain Butler

Ruptured tendon, killed.

16/5/08

Mt Gambier

Brother Neil

Broken neck, killed.

10/5/08

Murray Bridge (SA)

Force Nine

Suspected broken neck, killed.

4/5/08

Sandown

Poker Face

Injured foreleg, killed.

1/5/08

Warrnambool

Shades of Dane

Ruptured off fore tendon, killed.

12/4/08

Hamilton (VIC)

Victory Sweep

Broke down, killed.

8/4/08

Pakenham (VIC)

Silver Bonanza

Injuries were never disclosed, killed.

11/3/08

Warrnambool

2007




Starfighter

Fracture to near foreleg, killed.

7/10/07

Warrnambool

Tripoli

Fell and was killed.

18/9/07

Warrnambool

Newland Avenue

Fell and was killed.

21/8/07

Moe (VIC)

Goran

Fell and was killed.

11/8/07

Warrnambool

Redmark

Suffered fatal internal injuries.

15/7/07

Casterton

Fenton

Died from neck injury due to fall.

1/7/07

Hamilton

Intriguing

Compound fractures to both forelegs, killed.

23/6/07

Moonee Valley

Firestone

Brought down: suffered a fatal fall after another horse fell in front of him.

19/5/07

Sandown

Bello Signor

Died as result of a broken leg incurred in a jumps trial.

2/3/07

Casterton Training Centre, in trial

SA deaths unknown




2006




Acrimony


19/9/06

Warrnambool

Romeo George


27/8/06

Hamilton

Superior Man


1/7/06

Flemington (VIC)

Burning Platform


3/6/06

Flemington

Club Red


3/6/06

Flemington

Emiliano



Cranbourne Training Centre, in trial

Devons Boy



Burrembeet (VIC), in trial

SA deaths unknown




2005

7 horses killed in Vic

SA deaths unknown

2004

8 horses killed in Vic

SA deaths unknown

2003

8 horses killed in Vic

At least 2 horses killed in SA (Oakbank)

2002

11 horses killed in Vic

SA deaths unknown

2001

13 horses killed in Vic

SA deaths unknown

2000

9 horses killed in Vic

At least 1 horse killed in SA (Mountain Affair in trials at Oakbank, April)


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