“Vanned Off”

Last week in U.S. Horseracing (not including training, not including harness).

Liberty Valance “vanned off” at Mahoning
Black Queen “vanned off” at Parx
Tommy Grossman “vanned off” at Sam Houston
Tell It Ina Melody “went wrong, vanned off” at Turfway
Track Cartel “vanned off” at Remington
Tres Seis Stoli “bled” at Remington
Taking the Stage “fell, DNF” at Sunland
Ragazza Veloce “vanned off” at Turfway
Let Me Go First “vanned off” at Aqueduct
Special Skills “made a terrible mistake, fell, vanned off” at Camden
Gambler’s Choice “went bad, vanned off” at Fonner
Eighty Bucks “vanned off” at Laurel
Billy Youre Fired “stopped badly, returned bleeding from the nostrils” at Parx
It’s Show Time “vanned off” at Penn
Give Me That Wink “lame, vanned off” at Fonner
Trump’s Kitten “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Arms Runner “took a bad step” at Santa Anita – subsequently confirmed dead
Gran Paraiso “roused sharply into the stretch [whipped]…vanned off” at Tampa Bay
Ls Power “collapsed leaving gate” at Turf

“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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    • And racing apologists will tell you that does not hurt. How could it not hurt? Like you said -look at the force with which he does that! And it is not uncommon. I’ve seen the jockeys do rapid- fire, full cross -body or overhead swings to beat the horses. There’s no way that doesn’t hurt. I’ve heard trainers tell jockeys to “ light his ass up”, I’ve heard jockeys and excercise riders brag that they were able to beat a horse bloody.

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