Last Week’s Very Long List

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

Saddle in Commando “clipped heels, went down, vanned off” at Arapahoe
Calmack “pulled up in distress…euthanized” at Louisiana
Pozzuoli “vanned off” at Mountaineer
Billy Youre Fired “returned bleeding from the nostrils” at Parx
In Va Star “vanned off” at Indiana
Anatolian Heat “fell, vanned off” at Indiana
Honest Bandit “vanned off” at Louisiana
Proper Touch “bled, vanned off” at Thistledown
Coraline “suffered an injury” at Thistledown – subsequently confirmed dead
Navy Typist “pulled up in apparent distress, vanned off” at Evangeline
High Beam “vanned off” at Churchill
Well Graced “went wrong…had to be euthanized” at Delaware
So Noted “bled” at Finger Lakes
Peculiar Sensation “vanned off” at Belmont
El Cochito “vanned off” at Churchill
Man O Work “vanned off” at Los Alamitos
Theperfectvow “vanned off” at Prairie
Price “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Tizjohndeersway “vanned off” at Arizona Downs
Parlapiano “vanned off” at Belmont
Curlin’s Prize “in distress, vanned off” at Belterra
Spicey Corona “vanned off” at Delta
Latent River “in distress, vanned off” at Fair Meadows
Cold Brewster “bled, vanned off” at Fair Meadows
Blazer “vanned off in distress” at Fairmount
Hero’s Welcome “fell, vanned off” at Laurel
Time Flies By “fell over the fallen Hero’s Welcome, DNF” at Laurel
Homefield “fell over the fallen Hero’s Welcome, vanned off” at Laurel
Soul Seekin “in distress, vanned off” at Louisiana
Orra Moor “severely injured, euthanized” at Monmouth
Brayden’s Start “fell, DNF” at Parx
Colonel Dax “pulled up lame, vanned off” at Penn
American Proud “appeared to injure herself, fell, vanned off” at Ruidoso
Equal the Score “vanned off” at Belmont
Clyde’s Image “vanned off” at Belmont
Taki’s Choice “vanned off” at Emerald
Follow the Petals “expired after falling” at Laurel
Mz. Foo Do “bled” at Monmouth
Cinnamon Latte “hit gate, fell, DNF” at Parx

“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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    • Big business from birth to death by exporting to Asia Should be classified and forbiden as Cruelty to Annimals like Bullfights in latin countries !

  1. Someone needs to start beating and terrorizing the owners of these parks and officers of the cities that house the tracks.
    We have already played a few ‘tricks’ which we can’t elaborate here.

    • Jeff – I’m glad to hear that because I am so sick of rotten people getting away with horrible things to animals. I have long said, the only justice that we can count on is vigilante justice. The law needs to be changed, yes, but that takes too long and there is far too much injury and death in the meantime.

  2. In my opinion , this has been going on for TOO LONG. there needs to be a COMPLETE INVESTIGATION FROM TOP TO BOTTOM at this track. It’s obviously orchestrated to eliminate competition-there is criminal intent painted all over this. the horses are the losers-this MUST END NOW!!!!!Racung Commission, Law Enforcement-let’s see some REAL EFFORT to solve this horror .

  3. Indeed, it is a heartbreakingly long list.
    However, the inclusion of one of these horses’ deaths gives me hope that this brutal bloodsport is losing its battle for survival. The death of Follow the Petals, a 5-year-old mare, is being reported in the national media and on major networks (though not on NBC, of course.)
    Prior to today, I had never seen a national, front-page media story about the death of a single thoroughbred in a minor race. Now, the public is becoming informed, and is witnessing horse racing in its true, ghastly, and sickening form.
    Thank you, HRW.

  4. The carnage continues unabated.
    And those who have the power to intervene continue to do nothing.
    They don’t give a damn.

    • No, they don’t. Horses are just a commodity to these people; a means to make money. Racing is so resistant to changes because these will upset the cash flow. No mention of the thousands of horses who have died or been injured ever comes up, except for the usual, worthless platitudes. And publications like The Blood Horse censor conversations about most injuries, kill pens and horse slaughter. They are every bit as worthless as the owners, trainers, vets, track officials & so-called racing organizations that do nothing at all to help the horses. I say shut this industry down. They have killed way too many to be allowed to continue on anymore.

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