Racing’s Casualties, 7/17/17-7/23/17

Last week in U.S. horseracing – not including training and harness casualties.

Bobby Z “vanned off” at Thistledown
Holiday Weekend “vanned off” at Thistledown
Greeley’s Doll “vanned off” at Evangeline
Starship Pleasant “vanned off” at Penn
Badger Bay “vanned off” at Arlington
Twirling Princess “returned bleeding” at Belterra
Sonof a Monstercat “pulled up in distress, vanned off” at Belterra
Beeline “vanned off” at Belterra
Irish Brew “vanned off” at Canterbury
Blazed “vanned off” at Canterbury
Hc Trisha Jeter “vanned off” at Fair Meadows
Big Bright Boy “bled, vanned off” at Indiana
Jess Divided “bled, vanned off” at Indiana
Tracey Said So “went wrong, vanned off” at Belterra
Stevie’s Wonder “vanned off” at Penn
Mid Life Crisis “eased while bleeding” at Penn
Holdmegold “bled, vanned off” at Prairie
Cooper Road “vanned off” at Prairie
Pray Hard “bleeding from the nostrils, vanned off” at Del Mar
DC Dancer “vanned off” at Delaware
Signorina Ermenia “went wrong, fell, vanned off” at Emerald
I’z a Sweet Ride “fell, DNF” at Emerald
Current Sea Xpress “fell, DNF” at Emerald
Salute the Street “vanned off” at Evangeline
Summer Singer “vanned off” at Evangeline
Never Got Paid “lame, vanned off” at Fair Meadows
Sugar’s Pretty Boy “vanned off” at Fairmount
Just Watch “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Alshujaa “returned bleeding from the nostrils” at Indiana
Eyeplayeveryday “vanned off” at Laurel
Precious Angel “vanned off” at Louisiana
Herriot “pulled up in distress, vanned off” at Monmouth
Silk On Fire V “bled” at Ruidoso
Evacuation “vanned off” at Saratoga
Unbridled Bull “bleeding from the nostrils” at Thistledown
Sircat Sally “vanned off” at Del Mar
Rallydownthealley “vanned off” at Emerald
Spring Tonic “vanned off” at Fair Meadows
Great Catch “returned lame” at Fair Meadows
Sconset Express “bled” at Monmouth
Mountain of Corona “bad step, vanned off” at Ruidoso

(Chart Terms: “Broke Down” – racing-speak for dead; “Vanned Off” – required horse ambulance to get off the track; many, if not most, of these animals will resurface on my year-end FOIA kill-reports; “Bled” – usually indicates pulmonary hemorrhage)

(source: Equibase)


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  1. Sircat Sally was found to have a sesamoid fracture, will undergo surgery, and then become a broodmare. Sadly, In a few years we will probably see her at the sales where she will be dumped because she can no longer be a baby making machine and no one will even pay $1 for her like so many others I saw this year.

  2. Some broodmares are turned into breeding machines like Zenyatta.
    The huge cash inflow from casinos props up the purse money which has everybody and their uncle breeding horses.
    The broodmares need to produce a money-making foal in order to secure her flake of hay at night.
    If they don’t, then they become disposable just like the racehorses who don’t perform only this time it’s pimping off their vagina.
    This business is so despicable that they even capitalize on a mares reproductive system.
    There’s no body part sacred to these people as sticking probes up a broodmare’s ass (where they locate the vagina), happens on a regular basis.
    I would love to know if Ann Moss would like a probe shoved up her vagina on a regular basis without her consent?
    The majority of racehorses become disposable.
    This is a VILE business, and it’s got to go.

  3. I like to at least educate anyone in my area, which is very near Del Mar. The whole area makes me sick this time of year (Death-promoting racing season).

    I can’t find any news on Pray Hard, so I am assuming he was put-down…

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