The Broken, Bleeding, and Dead – 5/7/18-5/13/18

Official chart notes from U.S. Thoroughbred and QuarterHorse races last week. (guide: “broke down” – racing-speak for dead; “vanned off” – many, if not most, of these horses will resurface on my year-end FOIA kill-reports; “bled,” “returned bleeding from the nostrils” – usually indicates pulmonary hemorrhage)

Hypnotica “bled” at Finger Lakes
City Lights Who “vanned off” at SunRay
Black Sherry “returned sore” at Thistledown
Fast Game Woman “bled” at Delta
Eyesa Schoolboy “vanned off” at Delta
Wild in Red “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Arkyarch “slammed into a foe at start…vanned off” at Prairie
Fear the Beard “bled” at Remington
Bella Sierra “vanned off” at Santa Anita
My Sweet Bouquet “bleeding from the nostrils, vanned off” at Santa Anita
Colony Strike “vanned off” at Churchill
Southern Temptation “down after wire, vanned off” at Delta
Blackhawk Beauty “broke down” at Golden Gate
Bound to Windsor “collapsed post race” at Charles Town – confirmed dead
Bubbassecondchance “vanned off” at Evangeline
Two Run Triple “reluctant to load…bled” at Fairmount
Halfway Decent “fell near wire, vanned off” at Indiana
Aztec Delite “vanned off” at Louisiana
Rare Mix “broke down” at Percy Warner
Jazz One Lady “fell after wire, vanned off” at Remington
Beaus Famous “fell after race, vanned off” at Sam Houston
Bocephus “vanned off” at Santa Anita
Star of the Dia “bled” at SunRay
E Bar Storm “bled” at SunRay
Hold On Hattie “broke down” at Belterra
Revolutionize “went wrong, vanned off” at Lone Star
Great Illusion “vanned off” at Monmouth
Zorro’s Storm “vanned off” at SunRay

(source: Equibase)


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  1. VILE.
    Every single horse on this list is crying out for help – crying out as they are getting maimed and/or killed by this repulsive industry and the individuals who perpetrate such suffering on them.
    For somebody to continue defending this they would have to be heartless, and delusional.
    This will stop when the wagering stops, when our inept politicians stop financing horse racing.
    Horse racing is nothing but a maiming, killing, and corruption pit.
    So sorry for all horses who were maimed and or died in the dirt for this vile business.

  2. I am sick to death at seeing these posts. Does anyone know the email address of the thoroughbred racing commission or has anyone forward this information to the commissioner

    • lynne1238….

      Each jurisdiction has their own commission – and I believe Florida doesn’t even have a racing commission/commissioner but is under their gaming commission.

      That being said, I’ve communicated with a number of racing commissions, commissioners and equine medical directors – they don’t care and they do nothing that benefits the horses.

      • Joy, you are correct re. Florida, there is no racing commission.
        I called the gaming commission concerning the outrageous overworking of a horse, Jill’s Reflection. The commissioner I spoke to was clueless about racing. How convinient is that for the racing business in FL ?
        However, no matter how the states are organized they ALL have one thing in common – there are NO rules to protect the horse because nobody, top to bottom, gives a damn about the horse !!!!

  3. ANOTHER “NORMAL” WEEK IN the drug infested world of HORSE RACING, where the racetrack VETERINARIANS ( WHO TAKE AN OATH TO PROTECT & SAVE ANIMALS) ARE THE MOST CULPABLE PLAYERS IN THIS SICK GAME. these venomous creatures who prey on the STUPIDITY OF TRAINERS & OWNERS are the ABSOLUTE last link in the chain of destroying these poor animals. As a long time racetrack insider for many years long ago as a horse LOVER, I KNOW what goes on back there. I had to leave the sport i loved long ago as I learned more & more about the straight up ABUSE & TORTURE these animals go through on a daily basis, from the grooms to the owners, hot walkers, “trainers” ( & I use THAT word VERY LOOSELY), as without the VETS, there isn’t a trainer on the grounds of ANY track in America that can get a horse to the races without DRUGS in their systems. The vets are the most disgusting part of this & it is THEM that you should start going after, 10 cc’s of LASIX??? REALLY??? as the “normal” amount given to these animals, NOT ONE HUMAN ATHLETE ON THIS PLANET WOULD TAKE A LASIX PILL BEFORE A COMPETITION OR A TRAINING SESSION. WHY IS THIS ALLOWED, & THAT is ONLY DRUG #1 . most of these horses go to the gate with 3-5 drugs in them and that is AFTER JOINT TAPPING, standing in ICE BUCKETS (for HOURS) pre-race, & God only knows what other SICK methods used to get a horse to the post. THESE HORSES MUST BE SAVED – BUT HOW? WHO? they are “MACHINES”, treated as MERCHANDISE to be used & abused by their owners, who are amongst the dumbest, most naive creatures on the planet. GOD HELP THE HORSES, I PRAY THEY ALL GO TO HEAVEN, FOR THE HELL THEY LIVE IN.

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