“Vanned Off,” 9/25/17-10/1/17

The following horses were ambulanced – “vanned,” they call it – off U.S. (flat) tracks last week. While true that not all of the “vanned off” end up dead, rest assured that many, if not most, of these names will resurface on my year-end FOIA kill reports.

Aztec Delite, Louisiana
United Ocala, Thistledown
Strollin Willie, Louisiana
Jordano, Mountaineer
Wildcat Honey, Mountaineer
Dancing Wind, Gulfstream
Retrade, Presque Isle (after “collapsing”)
Jester’s Judgement, Thistledown, not reported as vanned but “pulled up injured”
Big Tire, Thistledown
Man of Stature, Churchill
Baby Antonella, Gulfstream
Hocus Pocus Cat, Presque Isle
Ocean Ahumin, Remington
El Capitan, Will Rogers
Tizquick, Belterra (“in distress”)
Your Way, Churchill
Judys Girl, Energy
Empire Image, Finger Lakes (“in distress”)
May B Drama, Gulfstream
Awake the Day, Laurel
Wynnpaul, Remington
Altanero, Zia
Jess a Tres, Zia
Sir Sebastian, Gulfstream
Jr Kaweahs Dynasty, Prairie

In addition, these horses were reported as “bled” or “returned bleeding from the nostrils”; this usually indicates pulmonary hemorrhage. Pulmonary hemorrhage.

Glorious Empire, Laurel
Bladerunner, Thistledown
Dashing for Jewel

(source: Equibase)

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