“Collapsed…While Bleeding Profusely From the Nostrils”

Last week in U.S. Thoroughbred and Quarterhorse races

Air Station “vanned off” at Mountaineer
Voluntario “returned bleeding from the nostrils” at Thistledown
The Rayster “vanned off” at Evangeline
Complex Justice “vanned off” at Indiana
Bp Hoosier Daddy “vanned off” at Indiana
Go Big Or Go Home “went wrong” at Saratoga – subsequently confirmed dead
King of Bling “injured, DNF” at Thistledown
Awesome Pennies “pulled up in apparent distress, vanned off” at Evangeline
Majestic Affair “vanned off” at Saratoga
Boppin Bob “vanned off” at Charles Town
Gabriel “vanned off” at Golden Gate
Class With Flash “vanned off” at Retama
Mistletoe “vanned off” at Arizona
Regalistic “pulled up in distress, vanned off” at Columbus
Sadie’s Magic “collapsed…while bleeding profusely from the nostrils” at Delaware
Zip Your Lip “vanned off” at Kentucky
Awesome Fu “bled” at Timonium
I’am a Hot Mess “vanned off” at Belterra
Sunrise Surprise “vanned off” at Belterra
Da One Two Special “vanned off” at Los Alamitos
Hijacker “vanned off” at Monmouth
Cds Wine N Dine “bled, vanned off” at Ruidoso
Rustys Miracle “vanned off” at Ruidoso

“Vanned Off”: unable to walk off course under own power; many of these horses will resurface on my FOIA kill-reports

“Bled,” “Returned Bleeding From Nostrils”: usually indicates pulmonary hemorrhage

(source: Equibase)

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  1. My pops introduced me to the industry back in 2002, breeders cup,and I picked a winning exacta with a Longshot, volponi, on top. I visited the otb every 2 weeks in Oak Brook Il as I loved to handicap a race, but I stopped for a few years. Since 2012 I began with the hobby again, even after being informed of the cruelty. Well the last year my conscious has been getting to me and about 4-6 weeks ago I placed a Longshot at Saratoga in my exacta, even though he didn’t show much in the last few races. Well the number 4 I bet pulled up around the turn. I hit a point and came across this website. I had enough and being an animal lover, prior owner of a 17 yr old shih tzu, knew it was time to finally think of each and every horse instead of my selfishness. The thrill of handicapping is gone as I read your website daily. The death on tracks, in the stalls or slaughterhouses is reason why this industry must end. I came across information that South Korea has been purchasing horses at keenland sales or claiming horses from races. The horse will immediately run and if money isn’t won off for slaughter, with countless whippings to the head prior to the execution. These are 2, 3 yr olds and they were simply born to be beaten for a nickel. I looked up volponi recently and after making over 3 mil for his owners the last owner sold him to South Korea in 2005. He was unsuccessful in breeding and that is where his information ends. It’s apparent what happened to him, just like the ’86 kentucky derby winner, Ferdinand. If I ever have the urge to try and win a little money I will take up a few scratch offs.
    Thank You Patrick for your hard work and effort to finally end this so called sport. I would like to purchase your horse killing t-shirt but am unable to find.

  2. These people ALL of them. Are dispicable,disqusting,IMMORAL and plain out criminal!! ALL OF THEM!!!! FROM THE OWNERS,TRAINERS, TEANY TINY WORTHLESS WHIP WIELDING JOCKEYS RIGHT DOWN TOTHE SPECTATORS!!! GOVERMENT STEP UP BAN THESE ATROSITIES!!! these are breathing living FEELING BEINGS! Who insadently are worth WAYYYYY more than the inhumane,deplorable excuses for humans that exploite them. There are NO EXCUSSES for these cruel tainted entertainment to continue.

  3. It’s like a broken record day after day: “collapsed while training”, ” returned bleeding from nostrils”, “in distress, vanned off”, ” went wrong”, “DNF”, ” found dead in stall”, “catastrophic injury while training/racing”, ” colic”, “laminitis”…………. the lists never seem to end but they are always the same. And yet PETA and HSUS insist that this is not abuse, the apologists and supporters say that this is just the way this ” sport” is, and the betters simply don’t care.
    But we care. And we will never stop caring, or mourning the loss of each and every one of these innocent equine angels.

  4. Horse racing industry is cruel & run by evil greedy people who only care about themselves & how much money they can make. The horses go through hell. Training when unwell, beaten, drugged & slaughtered when not quite good enough to make money. The industry is corrupt & evil. It should be banned.

  5. I don’t know rules and regulations for horse racing, but Stander Breeds use Lasix for the horses that bleed. It sounds like the groom should of contacted the trainer. And put the Horse in the cross ties it the vet got there. The owner can sue the Trainer and should. It is a shame that they do not take better care of them horses.

  6. Horse racing must be stopped. Owners/trainers abuse them and push them so hard. All these deaths is inexcusable. Horses are magestic animals and should be treated that eay. Not just as miney makers and them get rid of them when they aren’t making money. This is inhumane!

  7. Hope you all had a chance to witness Del Mar’s self-congratulatory spin on their “safest” season ever. They readily admit they’ve never gone a season without a racing breakdown until now — never mind they’ve got fewer horses in fewer races than ever before. They’re also claiming that two of their four admitted training dead shouldn’t count against them either, as it was “just a freak accident.”
    Someone needs to remind them that Santa Anita engaged in the EXACT same crowing and back-patting on themselves just two seasons ago, when they “only” killed off 15-20 horses in one meet. This, immediately prior to their now-famous “disaster season,” was considered a glorious accomplishment. Now look at them; they’ve got the whole world watching as their dead pile up, they’re on the cusp of a ballot measure to eliminate their anti-sport completely, and they’ve succeeded in proving that their tone-deaf, stubborn, horse-killing arrogance will continue only until they are forced to stop racing completely.

    So long to both of these death tracks in California.

  8. Sickening to know there is a broken and possibly dead, beautiful horse behind the screen they do not want the public to see. Legalized murder and madness. That is American Horse Racing. 😢

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