The Week in Racing

Last week on U.S. Thoroughbred and QuarterHorse tracks (not including training).

Oxford Comma “went wrong” at Fair Grounds – subsequently confirmed dead
R Power Grid “suffered a serious injury…euthanized” at Parx
Ghost of Creebear “vanned off” at Sunland
Tale of the Prince “vanned off” at Delta
Sun Boy “vanned off” at Mahoning
Indygo Dawn “vanned off” at Turf
My Mystery “vanned off” at Oaklawn
Cape Ann “vanned off” at Aqueduct
Rockin Sunday Mass “pulled up in obvious distress, vanned off” at Delta
Stylin At Midnight “vanned off” at Sam Houston
Langdarma “vanned off” at Aqueduct
She’s a Lumberjane “vanned off” at Aqueduct
Oxy Lady “vanned off” at Aqueduct
C R Case’s Legacy “hit the rail, DNF” at Charles Town
Nobody’s Angel “bled” at Laurel
Southsider “bled” at Oaklawn
The Money Dance “vanned off” at Oaklawn
Xtracurricular “vanned off” at Penn

“broke down,” “euthanized” – speak for themselves
“vanned off” – many if not most will resurface on my year-end FOIA killed-reports
“bled,” “returned bleeding from nostrils” – typically indicates pulmonary hemorrhage

(source: Equibase)

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  1. HELP!!! I’d like to order bumper stickers, but I do not have the lady’s name for contact :(

    • Hey Laurin! I will let Nicole know right now! (HW is currently three of us – Patrick Battuello, Nicole Arciello and myself – so thank you for your patience!) Most of all, thank you for your support for the horses of this industry!

  2. Please sign this petition that will be sent to the Governor of California.
    It’s approaching 150,000 signatures from all over the world.
    I also signed Patrick’s petition which I think was sent to the Governor of CA as well.
    Plus, there was another petition that I signed by another group who posts here regularly.
    I’m told that, collectively, they will end up receiving close to 500,000 signatures in the Governor’s office.

  3. Another 18 listed deaths from last week alone and I am sure that there are many more that are just not listed. What a bunch of assholes all of you racing people are – seriously – this is just abuse in the worst form ever and people don’t think they need to listen because as always they feel they are totally right – well here’s a news flash for you – you don’t have a god damn clue about training race horses and you are only in it for the money and none of you give a shit about how much cruelty you place on these horses. You are a despicable bunch of losers. I seriously wish that every track world wide was banned from all racing of any type because as long as humans have this much cruelty the horses never have a chance of a life.

  4. My heart breaks for these innocent, vulnerable, majestic horses who are always at the mercy of us humans — There are a hell of a lot of deaths here — all premature — all due to depraved abuse & extremely hard work — TO END THESE unconscionably cruel ABUSES and DEATHS : NO MORE betting on horses, NO MORE attending horse races, NO MORE patronizing racinos where horses can be found — PLEASE, DO IT for the horses — if we don’t protect them, then WHO WILL — PLEASE.

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