The Broken Bodies List, 5/11/15-5/17/15

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

Reported as died, euthanized, or “broke down” – racing-speak for dead
Red October, Thistledown
Bluecam, Parx

Reported as “vanned off” – left via ambulance, a better-than-even chance of dead
Pegasus Axman, Finger Lakes
Southern Rogue, Mountaineer
Temple Fever, Indiana
Short Fused Corona, Remington
Beach Birde, Indiana
In a Dispute, Delta
Miss Proper Beau, Evangeline
Indian Scribbles, Golden Gate
Spell Breaker, Gulfstream
Border Song, Gulfstream
Wandering Heart, Santa Anita
Bernice Matice, Albuquerque
Bro Derek, Albuquerque
Furrever, Albuquerque
Silverhill, Albuquerque
Diamond of Blue, Arlington
Good Tickled, Canterbury
Swiss Tart, Charles Town
Misleading Lies, Finger Lakes
Jade Effort, Lone Star
Tribute to Holly, Louisiana
Ally Hawk, Mountaineer
Touch of a Poet, Prairie
Streaks in the Dirt, Sam Houston
Doinit for You, Albuquerque
Up Here, Albuquerque
Argumental, Churchill
Popular Pick, Emerald
Mr. Top Kat, Emerald
Ignatius, Monmouth

Trackmens Star, Finger Lakes, “appeared in distress late”
Bela Menina, Indiana, “stumbled badly,” DNF
Abellofapunch, Charles Town, “bled”
Open the Bank, Charles Town, “bled”
Feature This Fury, Indiana, “stumbled badly,” DNF
Estrella Royal Rap, Fairmount, “returned bleeding from her nostril”
Joint Decision, Parx, “stumbled badly,” DNF
Lovmeister, Penn, “pulled up lame”
Svindhal, Pimlico, “fell,” DNF
Remembering Pete, Sam Houston, “stumbled badly to knees”

(source: Equibase)

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  1. Patrick – our views may differ but I feel compelled to help this list be as accurate as possible. I have confirmed through various inside sources that Caviar N Champagne collapsed & died on the track during training of a heart attack at Thistledown

  2. Argumental is just a low level claiming horse and a footnote. I know not his condition but if you watch his races over the last year, you see everything wrong with horse racing.

    Argumental was a pretty good horse in the early part of last year. It was super clear sometime after the ELP meet that something went wrong. He either wouldn’t run at all or would run and then take noticeable bad steps and ease his way to the finish. There is no way that his connections didn’t know this. It was obvious. He was coming home gingerly every race and they still sent him out there every few weeks. I knew it was a matter of time and that time happened.

    I hope he’s OK.

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