Casualties, 3/17/14-3/23/14

The following racehorses were casualties on American tracks last week:

El Altanero, Beulah, race 7, broke down
Tanjero, Mountaineer, race 7, vanned off
Hot Little Thang, Turf, race 1, broke down
M Two Forty, Turf, race 6, bled, vanned off

Donnas Dynasty, Sunland, race 9, vanned off

Pure Afleet, Laurel, race 1, “lame,” vanned off
Flattering, Laurel, race 9, fell, DNF
Frontier Warrior, Tampa Bay, race 7, vanned off

Love Contract, Aqueduct, race 8, vanned off

I’m Wide Awake, Aqueduct, race 2, “struck the gate,” bled
Wildcat Thunder, Aqueduct, race 5, bled, DNF
Colonel By, Charles Town, race 2, broke down
Private Prayer, Fair Grounds, race 6, “stumbled badly,” DNF
Eternal Ruler, Gulfstream, race 8, vanned off
J W Blue, Laurel, race 1, vanned off
Ninety Five South, Laurel, race 1, bled, DNF
Finesse, Oaklawn, race 7, confirmed dead
Bulletsinthegun, Remington, race 11, “pulled up in distress,” vanned off
Jess Wave, Sam Houston, race 7, vanned off
Tempting Prize, Sunland, race 1, vanned off
Slew Up His Sleeve, Sunland, race 11, bled

Garden Tavern, Charles Town, race 2, confirmed dead
Pat’s Back, Golden Gate, race 5, vanned off
Royal Gallant, Gulfstream, race 5, vanned off
Diva On Demand, Laurel, race 4, broke down
Troubador Song, Mountaineer, race 3, bled, DNF
Sweetly Put, Penn, race 9, confirmed dead
Sweet as a Rose, Santa Anita, race 2, vanned off
Vagabond Shoes, Santa Anita, race 4, confirmed dead

Vengeful, Gulfstream, race 2, broke down
Letmegetmybroom, Mountaineer, race 3, vanned off
Am Another Lover, Santa Anita, race 9, vanned off
With a Miracle, Sunland, race 7, confirmed dead

Subscribe and Get Notified of New Posts


  1. Concerning all the abuse and carnage the following illustrates another aspect that is swept under the rug : On he 21st of March a mare called Mess In a Dress was claimed by David Jacobson at Aqueduct for $16,000 and today, 24 March, he is running her @ the same track in a $25,000 claimer. That is less than 3 days between starts.

    Shame on Jacobson but more shame on the NYRA and Aqueduct for allowing this….sick, sick.

    • Further, the mare has had 35 starts. She has been racing nonstop for 27 months. In 2012 she started 13 time; in 2013 she had 15 starts and so far, has started 5 time in the 3 months of 2014. She, essentially, is being run into the ground. Such is the life of the claimer. Charming, is it not ?

  2. Pure Afleet was on the Race horse memorial wall, yet possibly by mistake. The information only says ” vanned off”. Jacobson being the trainer, and his reputation for callousness, I hope she is ok. Her last race , was at Laurel Park, known as a race track where horses at the bottom of the money earnings are taken , when the trainer loses interest in them. Hopefully Pure Afleet , is at a race horse retirement facility or with a caring family. She has not actually been confirmed “dead” so it’s wait and see.

Comments are closed.