Horseracing’s Broken Bodies, 8/3/15-8/9/15

The following horses were casualties on American racetracks last week.

Dead, “Humanely Euthanized,” “Broke Down” (racing-speak for dead):

Dead Ringer


“Vanned Off” (carted off by ambulance, good chance dead):

Flashy Finish

Jn Takethehardcash

Tiz Tebow Time


Fitz Is Dancing



Mighty Katherine

Market Trend

South Coast Harbor

Urloveneverfails (later confirmed dead)

Flat Deposit

Political Storm


North Lake Tahoe

Duck Duck Goose


Beyond Compare

Charlie in Charge

Friendly Maggie

Ride n’ Reel


Au Moon

Solari Island

Valid But True

Preskit Sue

Flyin Fish

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“Bled,” “Returned Bleeding From the Nostrils”:

Chapparra (also vanned off)

Strike Three

Spicetown (“bled profusely” – also vanned off)

Mine N Gems

Vinegar Joe (also vanned off)

Eddy’s Time (also vanned off)

(source: Equibase)

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One comment

  1. They used to call it “the sport of Kings” but one doesn’t hear that so much these days. The glamorous partying racing crowd having the time of their lives whilst the helpless voiceless horses SUFFER IN SILENCE. To those who bet on horseracing, if you want to help these magnificent animals, please consider making a pledge not to bet on cruelty. There is so much else one can bet on……. the choice is yours.

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