Casualties, 3/24/14-3/30/14

The following racehorses were casualties on American tracks last week:

Visualiser’s Jewel, Will Rogers, race 5, “pulled up in distress,” vanned off

Shop Keeper, Sunland, race 7, vanned off

Rockinpop, Gulfstream, race 7, bled, DNF
Dukette’s Flame, Hawthorne, race 6, vanned off
Eight Stitches, Turf, race 3, vanned off
Tapits Wildcat, Turf, race 8, vanned off

Renards Lapin, Aqueduct, race 2, “fell heavily past the wire,” bled, vanned off
Bluegrass Chat, Laurel, race 7, bled, DNF
Eyes a Stoli, Sam Houston, race 7, vanned off

Kern River, Fonner, race 2, broke down
Art of the Game, Gulfstream, race 8, broke down
Yu Tiger Yu, Hawthorne, race 6, vanned off
Suyeta, Oaklawn, race 5, “returned bleeding”
Avery’s Arabesque, Sunland, race 7, bled

Coleman Barricks, Charles Town, race 3, “came back bleeding from the nose”
Potomac River, Fair Grounds, race 8, “pulled up in distress,” vanned off
Broken Legacy, Mountaineer, race 6, bled
Russian Silk, Santa Anita, race 9, broke down
Dancing Ghost, Sunland, race 4, bled

Format V, Fair Grounds, race 7, vanned off
Jurzenski, Fonner, race 5, vanned off
City Slammer, Hawthorne, race 4, vanned off
Some Way Some How, Oaklawn, race 4, vanned off
Causewere Gamblers, Santa Anita, race 3, vanned off
Notbyemyrules, Santa Anita, race 9, broke down
Grand Move, Sunland, race 8, bled, vanned off
Lewkacy, Turf, race 6, vanned off

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  1. Sad to say, you are right. Most of the horses with injuries “disappear” into the slaughter pipeline. And that fact is part and parcel of this fine business !

  2. So many disappear from the backside. Racing continues to embrace a culture of slaughter, racing horses with injuries and breaking them down. Again, racing is in a precipitous decline. It can’t end soon enough for me.

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