Racehorse Memorial Wall WorldwideSM honors Thoroughbreds who have given their lives on tracks around the world.
Through independent research and visitor submissions, the Memorial brings thousands of fallen racehorses
to our remembrance, yet only scratches the surface of the true death toll.

The horses are registered Thoroughbreds who suffered an on-track injury (in training, racing, a prerace or
postrace incident on race day, or a medical or postsurgery complication from the injury) that led to death
or euthanization. Every fatality is confirmed with a published source.


Thank you for visiting the horses

Because they are remembered, they did not die alone nor in vain.
And because they died in the public domain and crossed the Bridge,
they belong to all. Thank you for taking time to visit the horses
and to recall their valiant effort in the final moments of life.
(Photo: Old Rosebud)
Photo credit ...


Two horses removed from New York database

NYS Gaming Commission has removed Check It Twice and Magician's Bullet from its database of equine deaths, which occasionally contains errors; we cannot follow up with New York on every discrepancy. In this case, the two horses will remain on the Memorial. However, if any visitor has a verifiable update or correction, please submit via the Submit Horses to the Memorial form. Corrections are always welcome.


Remember the racehorses

Just as soldiers fall victim to the casualties of war, so do the racehorses. The Memorial holds those lost in action on the track as they prepared for or engaged in a battle to cross the finish line, whether for victory or defeat. Many warriors are wounded or die on the field. For this reason, remember the racehorses.
(Photo: Dark Mirage)


Fourth horse fatally injured in chuckwagon races

Four Thoroughbred former flat-race horses have perished in the chuckwagon races at Calvary Stampede. See Memorial.


Visitor submissions to the Memorial

We encourage visitors to bring horses to the Memorial, as it is impossible for us to track every horse in every race or workout that exists. We thank each of you who have taken a moment to remember a racehorse and to share that horse with the world.

To submit:
Review our Criteria (above) for posting a horse before submitting.
Use the form via "Submit Horses to the Memorial" link (above).


Farewell, Kauto Star

Retired champion chaser Kauto Star (FR) has been put down at age 15, following a paddock accident on June 24, 2015, when he stumbled and fell, injuring his neck, spinal cord, and pelvis. Condolences to his connections and fans for the loss. Rest in peace, to the brilliant and beloved Kauto Star. Photo credit ...


Glory for American Pharoah,
Death for Helwan

Congratulations to American Pharoah, a bay 3-year-old colt and model of consistency for his connections. Especially, congratulations to Bob Baffert who, through thick and thin, has gone on to cap his career with a history-making Triple Crown, thanks to the dream horse in his care. Continued ...


Vanguard of the Memorial: Racehorses who inspired us

Several horses have come to represent certain categories emerging from the Memorial, as countless racehorses follow in their steps. Here are the horses who have strongly influenced the creation of this Memorial and continue to inspire this work. Continued ...


Unknown soldier: Racehorses hidden but not forgotten

The descriptor unknown soldier is used on the Memorial when a source does not mention the horse's name for whatever reason.


The Racehorse Memorial has two active pages

Check both pages for updates:
Memorial: through 2013
Memorial: 2014 to present