3,636 horses posted

Submit horses to the Memorial
Mission: Join us in honoring Thoroughbreds who have given their lives on tracks around the world. Through ongoing independent research and confirmation, and with the public's help, the Memorial has evolved over 10 years to become an accurate historical reminder of the fallen racehorse's sacrifice.

Criteria: The horses are registered Thoroughbreds confirmed deceased or euthanized due to on-track injury while schooling, training, or racing (including pre-race or post-race incident), or due to medical or post-surgery complication from that injury, which ultimately resulted in death or euthanization.


Glasconbury (foaled 1906) and others

Glasconbury and other early horses have been added to "Memorial: 1800 to 2013" today, as that page remains active. See tabs at top of Memorial. Read...


Note from the Editor

I've come out of the shadows for a moment to say a little about me and how the Memorial came about. Read...


Orient Express (NZ)

Orient Express, a 16-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, was fatally injured in the cross-country phase of New Zealand's National Three-Day Event on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Taupo. Earlier in his career he had raced in flat races under the name New York New York. He is one of a few Thoroughbred eventers on the Memorial. Read...


Few actually visit, few pass by,
but those who do know why:
We can never forget the equine,
God's gift to humankind.


We'll go on remembering the racehorses while dreaming of the day when on-track fatalities cease and this Memorial is no longer needed. But we see no such end as long as the extreme sport of horseracing continues.


Vanguard of the Memorial

Several horses have come to represent key categories that emerge from the Memorial, as countless racehorses follow in their steps. These horses have strongly influenced the creation of this Memorial and continue to inspire it. Read...


Unknown soldier

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


Memorial has two pages

There are two Memorial pages: year 2014 and years 1800-2013 (see tabs on Memorial). Both pages are active.


Confirming and citing fatalities

Every horse on the Memorial is confirmed with a reliable source. We started citing those sources in 2014, in the "Notes and sources" column. Only horses that can be confirmed are posted.