Busy Ambulances on U.S. Tracks Last Week

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

Spiritus Invictus “vanned off” at Churchill
Lookingforanewhome “pulled up in distress, vanned off” at Delaware
Game Lad “went wrong, vanned off” at Delaware
Rebel Vow “vanned off” at Parx
Iza Secret “fell, DNF” at Remington
Diamond Express “bled” at Remington
No Contingency “returned lame, vanned off” at Parx
Too Pink “bled” at Delta
Stolis Achievements “vanned off” at Delta
A Skinnydipper “vanned off” at Indiana
Rue de Musique “vanned off” at Belterra
Beau Dan “went bad, vanned off” at Belterra
A Certified Heart “down after wire, vanned off” at Delta
Daddy Boat “in distress, vanned off” at Evangeline
Dempsey “in distress” at Gulfstream – subsequently confirmed dead
Despain Gl “fell after wire, vanned off” at Remington
Irish Miss “vanned off” at Belterra
Anniversary Rose “bled” at Golden Gate
Jess Getaway “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Once Upon a Vine “bled, vanned off” at Ruidoso
Fire Thorn “vanned off” at Sunray
Fritzies Firewater “vanned off” at Arizona Downs
Sweet Ruth E. “pulled up in distress, vanned off” at Belterra
Take Aletter Maria “vanned off” at Canterbury
Magical Rev “lame, vanned off” at Charles Town
Wild Drive “vanned off” at Delaware
C J Knows Best “vanned off” at Emerald
Hard to Deny “vanned off” at Emerald
Arago “vanned off” at Gulfstream
M C Burkey “pulled up lame, vanned off” at Horsemen’s
Magnum Maduro “went wrong, vanned off” at Lone Star
Miss Gee’s Love “suffered a fatal injury and was euthanized” at Parx
Vf Jedi Returns “bled, vanned off” at Remington
Showit “vanned off” at Sunray
Alexandra Thirteen “vanned off” at Belterra
All My Heart “vanned off” at Emerald
Alive and Well “went wrong and fell” at Golden Gate
Southern Symphony “vanned off” at Prairie
Huerfanita “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Queen Shelly Ann “fell, vanned off” at Ruidoso
Perfect Pro “vanned off” at Sunray

“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. This is so disturbing and so vile to any normal person.
    This weeks “vanned-off” and Death List is going on all over tracks on a daily basis.
    So sorry for yet another bunch of victims for these callous racehorse abusers and killers.
    Very upsetting news coming out of Illinois today as the “horseman” successfully negotiated a percentage of casino profits at race tracks in Illinois.
    Just like New York state, the purse money will go from 21 million annually to 40+ million annually.
    The politicians are behind it and will sign it through.
    What will this mean for racehorses?
    Widespread, massive pain, suffering, crippling, dumping, and dying – end of story.
    We saw this in New York and it will happen in Illinois.
    True to industry form there are no mandatory financial contributions to racehorse aftercare nor are there any changes to improve equine protection and welfare.
    Evidently, they fought hard against it and the final contracts give nothing to the racehorses whose bones, backs, and lives will be lost to these slave drivers.
    I can say with 100% certainty that the abuse and dying will be extensive because the racehorse population can’t fill races now.
    These poor racehorses are being literally run into the ground and this money and their greed will only make it worse for the racehorses.
    The HBPA “horseman” are instrumental in securing a percentage of wagering to keep horse racing going, and this was no exception since they receive percentage from the purse money.
    These people are rotten and evil to the core.
    This is terribly upsetting.

  2. This is horrible and needs to STOP NOW. These are living, breathing feeling animals and should never be treated this way.

  3. Absolute insanity to keep up this cruelty to animals for $2 bets. It has to stop. Nothing short of a complete ban on horse racing will stop this

  4. Why don’t we swap the young, unwilling horses for young, unwilling humans to do the racing?
    Instead of jokers riding & whipping the humans, we could insert electrodes into their butts, & shock them if they’re not running fast enough. Could be very competitive, and exciting! Give it some thought……

  5. Will never go horse racing again. Abusing and killing horses from right to left is wrong. Justice demanded.

  6. I would compare horse racing to the Yulin Dog Festival, where thousands of dogs are tortured to “make their meat taste better” before being literally ripped apart. These young horses are not even given a chance to live before being tortured and destroyed. If the racing industry had any balls they wouldn’t hide their executions behind green screens- this is what people paid to see, isn’t it? Horse Racing in all its glory.

    • I’ve just recently started to get information about how many horses are dying or are severely injured. Now I’m horrified to say I watch the Kentucky Derby every year to see the hats, etc., and enjoy the party atmosphere. Now I know the truth behind this extravaganza and will never support another horse race. Also, I send money to the Humane Society International to help rescue dogs and cats from the insane Yulin Dog Meat Festival! More individuals need to know about this horrifying, sickening event in Yulin every June 21st. They chop off paws, hold blow torches to the heads of dogs and cats, set their fur on fire, skin them alive. We’ve got to stop animal abuse and torture all over the world. I pray for the animals all of the time.

  7. Stop this cruelty please! Heartbreaking, I’ve seen it happen once and have never, nor will attend another track! These majestic creatures weren’t created for humans amusement. 💔

  8. Horse racing, not horses, should be vanned off the tracks forever. These race horses should never be subjected to the stress and suffering they experience for the sake of human enjoyment and profit.

  9. This is not controlled with so many deaths and injuries. A responsibility program should be put in place to ensure deaths and injuries do not happen, but all these people think about how much blood money can they make.

  10. SHUT DOWN these UNCONSCIONABLE, CRUEL RACE-TRACKS — PERMANENTLY — LET THE HORSES BE — Racehorses are treated HORRIFICALLY — as if they’re “stuffed toys” and NOT living, sentient beings —- we MUST get on board and expose all of this industry’s depraved abuses & sadistic cruelties to these majestic animals —— you may have, at times, heard the common apologist’s claim of “…treated better than you and me.” —— IN TRUTH, the lives of most Racehorses include — (1) deprivation; — (2) abuse; — (3) suffering; — (4) drugged with toxins; —— (5) premature, often painful, death; — (6) sold and resold to “anyone,” which can include killer- buyers for the slaughter industry. —— In order TO END IT ALL: — NO MORE betting on Horses, NO MORE attending Horse-Races, NO MORE patronizing Racinos to bet on Horses — PLEASE, it’s time for our Horses to be rescued from this hell-hole of an industry — let’s do it for the them.


  12. “…so disturbing and so vile to any normal person” says Gina Powell and those are my thought exactly. I had no idea until I started following HorseRacingWrongs. So thank you for bringing my attention to the true vileness of this money-spinning industry that has a total disregard for the suffering of other-than-human sentient beings. No that I know, I shall fight tooth and claw to shut it down.

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