Bam Bam, a 4-year-old colt born and first raced in Brazil, is dead after breaking down in the 4th at Belmont Friday. If not for the NY database, we’d be left with this decidedly (and intentionally) ambiguous, open-ended line from the Equibase chart: “BAM BAM…lost his action nearing the quarter pole favoring his right hind leg, got quickly protected, pulled up and was subsequently vanned off.” “Vanned off” – not so good. “Got quickly protected” – sounds promising. As it was, the horse had broken his leg and was euthanized back in the barn. And that’s that.