Wandshara (FR), 2004-2007

(Scroll down to article updated 9/14/2019)
“A New Way Fallen Racehorses Are
Hidden from the Public”


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Thousands of Thoroughbreds are honored here as fallen athletes in the extreme sport of horseracing. Let the named represent the unnamed, who slipped through unnoticed and soon forgotten, for in the lowest to the highest ranks they gave their all.

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A New Way Fallen Racehorses Are
Hidden from the Public

UPDATED 9/14/2019 — Glad to report that CHRB has made its stewards minutes for Golden Gate Fields accessible to the public again.
9/6/2019 — Accessibility is the keyword! California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) stewards minutes, which report racing activity (including horse injuries/fatalities) at California tracks, always have been accessible to the public. Until now. This year, many of the minutes — past and present — are hidden. More>>


Why Are French Racecourses Underrepresented
on the Memorial?

9/11/2019 — The United States and the United Kingdom, and occasionally other countries, publish many of their fatal racing incidents, which is only fair to the horses who gave their lives. Why not France? More>>


Most Starts for Horses on the Memorial

Kingarvie, 169 starts
UPDATED 8/28/2019 — Every horse gives the maximum effort, and some achieve an incredible number of starts. Today we added the horse(s) below who achieved 80 or more starts, while Kingarvie still reigns as king of starts at 169. More>>

Draycott Place (IRE)
Kylecrue (IRE)
To the Stars


Oldest Horses on the Memorial

Tigger Too, age 17
UPDATED 8/26/2019 — We honor the older horses who race for most of their lives (sometimes starting at 2 years old) then die in action without the chance for retirement. Today we added the horses below to Oldest Horses on the Memorial.  More>>