In this morning’s post, I reported Carolina Reaper as “vanned off” after the 5th at Mountaineer Tuesday; the full Equibase note read: “Carolina Reaper pressed the pace dueling through the turn, extending three deep down the lane would clip heels falling shortly after the wire, returned to feet being vanned off as a precautionary measure.”
“as a precautionary measure”
According to a source at Mountaineer, the filly was close to being euthanized on the track – tarp up, solution drawn. But she arose, “breathing hard,” and was “vanned” to her stall. The next morning Carolina Reaper was found dead either outside of or in front of her stall. Found dead. This is horseracing.