The following horses were casualties on American racetracks last week:
“Broke Down” – racing-speak for dead; “Collapsed and Died”; “Euthanized”
Dark Brahms, Columbus
“Vanned Off” – carted away by ambulance, better-than-even chance dead
Tirpitz, Del Mar (subsequently confirmed dead)
Jammin With Jamie, Parx
Free Entry, Mountaineer
Vamping the Win, Belterra
Dehere’s Kiss, Remington
Tiz Fantastic, Belmont
The Gang and I, Emerald
Leigh’s Fast Fix, Louisiana
Island Diva, Belterra
Sugar Bou Peep, Emerald
Twin Six, Laurel
New Look, Los Alamitos
He’s Not Bluffin, Laurel
Winners Vision, Zia
“Bled”; “Returned Bleeding From the Nostrils”
Summer Forever, Mountaineer
Rick the Bartender, Charles Town (“profusely”)
Poker At Seal Rock, Los Alamitos (also vanned off)
Have you seen this –
I sure have! Thanks for posting.
The Gang and I – she is a 7 y/o dark brown mare with 44 starts, is MSP and earner of 160K.
Her last two starts – August 15 in a $2500 claimer (she was claimed) where she was a DNF…and Sept 11 in another $2500 claimer where she was a DNF again. Think she’s just loving it?
Torazo – a dark bay two-year-old colt. This was his first race. “Pulled up soon after the first call and vanned off”.
Winners Vision, another two-year-old in his first race. The sorrel gelding was bumped (as were three others in this race – one was bumped at the start & bumped hard in the stretch), he then bucked and lost his rider…then required vanning off. What else can one expect but injuries when 1,000-pound creatures are crashing into each other? Unreal.
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