Death Watch

2017

   

WILBUR

12-year-old brown gelding. He was brought down, fractured his right elbow and was killed.

 

 

 

 

13 August
Total Storage Maiden Steeplechase (3500m)
Te Aroha

 

DELLEUD

8-year-old brown gelding. He fell at the last fence and broke his right hind leg. He was attended to by a vet and killed.

 

 

 

 

14 July
Equine Veterinary Services Ltd Steeplechase (4280m)
South Canterbury

 

WHEELER FORTUNE (exported from NZ)

5-year-old brown gelding, who fell at the final hurdle and suffered a broken foreleg. He was killed by a vet.

 

 

 

 

15 April
Somerled Hurdle
(2900m)
South Australia

 

     

2016

   

TWENTYTHIRTYFOUR

6-year-old brown gelding. He was euthanised after he fractured a hind leg.

 

 

 

 

28 August
Kaiser NZ Open Steeplechase
(4200m)
Te Aroha

 

GOOD RISK

8-year-old brown mare. She fell at the second last fence and died from a fatal cardio-vascular 'event'.

 

 

 

21 August
Infusion Catering Maiden Hurdle
(3000m)
Wanganui

 

BUNKERED

7-year-old brown mare. After having trouble jumping the double fence on the second unit near 1300 meters, she was pulled up. She was found to have fractured her off hind stifle (equivalent to human knee), and was euthanised.

 

 

 

13 August
Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge
142nd Grand National Steeplechase
(5600m)
Canterbury

 

JEDI KNIGHT

4-year-old brown gelding. Fractured his front leg, after falling at a fence and was killed.

 

 

2 July
Cheltenham 2017 with Wheels Hurdle
(2500m)
Hawke's Bay

 

TU META PETA

5-year-old chestnut gelding was euthanised after falling and fracturing his right shoulder.

 

 

6 June
The Rising Foundations Hurdles
(2760m)
Auckland

 

MUSASHI

6-year-old black gelding. He fell at the final jump and lay on the track for some time before being killed, after he was found to have fractured his left fore leg.

 

  6 June
Faceup - Low Fees in Real Estate Steeplechase
(4150m)
Auckland

BAHHTON

7-year-old chestnut gelding. He was euthanised after falling and fracturing right shoulder.

 

  6 June
K S Browne Hurdle
(3350m)
Auckland
     

2015

            

FIELD DAZE

7-year-old gelding, who broke his pelvis after falling at a fence. He was later euthanised.

 

 

25 September
Landmark Vets Ltd
(3100m Hurdles)
Te Aroha

 

PRESTIGIOSA

8-year-old grey mare. She fell. After being attended to by the veterinarian, she was euthanised.

 

 

13 September
Sweeny Townsend Insurance Brokers Rotorua and Bay of Plenty Hunt Cup
(3500m Open Hurdles)

 

SUPERCHARGED

10-year-old brown gelding. He landed awkwardly and after a post race inspection revealed a hindleg fracture, he was killed.

 

 

10 July
Jo McGartland
Memorial Rst
(3000m Open Hurdles)
Timaru

 

     

2014

   

DANE RULER

10-year-old gelding, euthanised after a fall.

 

2 August,
Riccarton Park NZI 
(4250m Steeplechase) Canterbury

 

     

2013

   

ROBERTY BOB

10-year-old gelding who was found to have fractured his left elbow and was euthanised.

 

 

29 September
Porrit Sand (Steeplechase)
Waikato 

 

YANGMING

7-year-old gelding fell heavily at the third to last fence and euthanised after suffering a fractured left shoulder.

 

 

29 September
Rioch (Hurdles)
Waikato

 

THE MISSING LINK

Landed awkwardly after jumping the fence near the 700 metres. Was found to have fractured the right shoulder and euthanised.

 

 

24 August
Karaka Demons (Hurdles)
Ellerslie

 

TED'LL DO

Faltered on landing when jumping the fence approaching the 1000 metres. His near hind leg was fractured and he was euthanised.

 

 

9 August
Phil's Motorcycles (Hurdle)
Te Aroha

 

ST PICASSO

He fell at the fourth fence. Was euthanised after bursting an artery.

 

 

9 August
Phil's Motorcycles (Hurdles)
Te Aroha

 

SUSPEND US

After hitting the fence near the 1400 metres the gelding fractured the off-front elbow and he was afterwards euthanised.

 

 

13 July
Martin Bosley Restaurant
(Hurdles)
Wellington

 

POST ONLINE

5-year-old gelding, fell after jumping the second to last fence and suffered a suspected spinal injury. He was euthanised.

 

 

6 July
Business Houses (Hurdles)
Marton

 

IZZYOSLER

Failed to rise at the fence near the 1400m. He sustained a severe injury to his near-side shoulder, so was killed.

 

 

15 June
LJ Hooker Steeplechase
Manawatu

 

MIKIYAMA (exported from NZ)

Jumped awkwardly and fell. Vet exam revealed muscle tear and the horse was euthanised the following day.

 

 

14 June
Warrnambool, Aus

 

BLAME ME

Blame Me, a 10-year-old gelding, fell badly and suffered injuries to the right fore shoulder. He was killed.

 

 

8 June
Grant Plumbing (Hurdles)
Trentham

 

     

2012

   

SON OF ZOFF

He fell at the fence near the 900 metres. Euthanised due to having fractured right shoulder.

 

 

19 September
The Masters (Hurdles)
Te Arawa

 

SILENCE PLEASE

Stumbled on landing after jumping the last fence. Was found to have fractured both sesamoids and was euthanised.

 

 

19 September
Team Wealleans (Hurdles)
Te Arawa

 

NOSUCHNUMBER

Jumped several fences awkwardly. Killed after she was found to have fractured a shoulder.

 

 

3 September
Super Liquor (Hurdles)
Te Aroha

 

KEEP AHEAD

Broke down in the home straight on the first occasion sustaining an injury to the off hind leg and was subsequently euthanised.

 

 

30 August
Garden Edge (Hurdles)
Hawera

 

SOUTH ROAD

Sustained a fractured distal radius of the left foreleg on the second to last hurdle, and was euthanised.

 

 

13 July
Lion Beverage (Hurdles)
Canterbury

 

LLANAPRIZE

Was pulled up by rider and afterwards euthanised, having suffered a fracture to the right foreleg.

 

 

June
Barry Burge (Steeplechase)
Te Aroha

 

CLIMBING HIGH

Broke a leg in final training and was euthanised.

 

 

17 May
Waikato