Horseracing’s Casualties, 4/27/15-5/3/15

The following horses were raceday casualties on American tracks last week:

Reported as died, euthanized, or “broke down” – racing-speak for dead
Hooked On the Lady, Penn
Project Mayhem, Charles Town
Sweet Silica, Golden Gate
Maratik, Mountaineer
Prince Ludovic, Winterthur

Reported as “vanned off” – left via ambulance, a better-than-even chance of dead
Tritonk, Mountaineer
Starship Silverado, Indiana
Great Selection, Turf
Dark and Deep, Turf
Devlins Flash Dance, Albuquerque
Childhood Dream, Belmont
Onward Look, Gulfstream
Dancing Texan, Penn
Lots of Cash, Turf
El Grillo, Belmont
Viva Pasqualina, Evangeline
Molten Image, Santa Anita
Letme Serenade You, Charles Town
Sarah Sis, Churchill
Antonia Wish, Fonner
Literary Lady, Penn
Formal Count, Penn
Rip Roarin Ritchie, Arlington
Brazen Falcon, Delta
Tres Coronas Please, Delta
Corgi Prince, Evangeline
Chica Wow Wow, Fonner
Come On Charlie, Gulfstream
I’mlittlebitfamous, Lone Star
My Picasso, Lone Star
Ej Jr, Albuquerque
So So Worth It, Arlington
Private Tanner, Golden Gate
Holly’s Delight, Lone Star
Lookslikeahit, Mountaineer
Pave’s Last Sheik, Turf

Spring Flower, Parx, “flipped in the gate, injuring herself”
Portent, Parx, “stumbled badly,” DNF
It’s Perfect Too, Belmont, “bled”
Angelic Score, Indiana, “returned having bled”
Dr. Copper, Thistledown, “fell,” DNF
Black Pen, Thistledown, “returned sore”
Ocean Boulevard, Belmont, “reported to have bled”
Chant My Name, Belterra, “returned bleeding from the nostrils”
Ekati’s Phaeton, Churchill, “…but bled”
All D’Night, Parx, “bled profusely from the nostrils”
Jess Sara, Albuquerque, “in distress”
Motor’n Mona, Albuquerque, “bled”
Santos Attitude, Hazel, “DID NOT FINISH”
Devils Pool, Parx, “lame”
Available, Pimlico, “fell,” DNF

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(source: Equibase)

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  1. On May 1st I heard there was a jockey thrown and it looked pretty bad, I couldn’t get any information on the race or the horse it happened on or if the horse was okay. Does anyone know more about this incident? I heard it looked pretty bad for the jockey who was launched pretty high and far and bounced a couple of times. The racing world is so secretive with these kinds of things.

  2. Scratch my last comment. I got my answer in the previous post. I can’t understand how the horse ended up dead after all this.

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