Filly Killed at Finger Lakes

According to the Equibase writer, there was nothing wrong with Warrens Vengeance (aside from finishing last, some 48 lengths back, that is) after the 3rd at Finger Lakes yesterday: “vied for the lead…gave way.” In fact, says the Gaming Commission, the 3-year-old filly was “vanned off” with a broken leg and subsequently euthanized. She is the 12th dead racehorse at Finger Lakes this year (since Mar 26, actually):

Bonafide Bandit, Mar 26, stall – “cast in stall”
Owen’s Express, Apr 2, training – “fractured right shoulder”
Facade, May 11, stall – “colic”
Ransom Note, Jul 10, racing – “fractured 3rd carpel”
D Emcee, Jul 12, training – “fractured sesamoid”
She’sakittykat, Jul 12, stall – “laminitis”
Fabulous Prince, Jul 15, racing – “flipped in the gate, skull fracture”
Avon Gold, Aug 3, training – “suffered a fracture to the pastern”
Frosty Millions, Aug 13, racing – “unresolved injuries”
It’s Flashy, Aug 17, training – “expired after breezing”
Take Charge Jamie, Aug 24, training – “sustained injury to leg”
Warrens Vengeance, Sep 3, racing – “fracture[d] limb necessitating euthanasia”

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    • The apologists are at it again…trainer Jena something was making excuses already,and the f’n lemmings were retweeting her.Here’s what I say to those apologists,get a life and get a real job where you actually work and contribute to SAVING and looking out for those who can speak! I’m sure you know deep down your doing this because your a LAZY pathetic excuse of a human being. C’mon people we’re better than this,this is NOT normal,horses can live into they 30’s.

      • I don’t know how or why my post was posted with grammar errors. My strongest subject all through school was English,Always.#I’m a smart cookie.👩🏼‍🏫

  1. Not sure how bad some of the injuries were but I have rehabbed many a horse with fractured carpals, sesamoids, pelvis and skull. Sometimes, in some places these horses are throw-aways. Thank goodness for the HART program at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Iowa!!

  2. When is this going to stop? These animals continue to be used for monetary purposes without regard for their well being or safety. How can people let this continue to happen?

    • Suriasta, I don’t know how familiar you are with laminitis so I’m going to assume you are (at least) somewhat knowledgeable and not delve into what it is, what it affects, the acute and chronic forms, treatment and prognosis. That said, the development of acute laminitis is a medical emergency – an excruciating condition, unrelenting laminitis is a death sentence because of the extreme pain and lameness it causes.

      When a horse gets cast, he can (and often will) panic – in trashing about trying to get on his feet, he can injure himself including fractures (limbs, pelvis, spine, head). Additionally, being cast for long periods of time (ie, all night) can damage the internal organs of the downed horse (think about the short stretches of time horses remain lying down – their ability to sleep standing is for more than the fact they are a prey animal and need to be ready to flee). We saw injured racehorses due to having been cast during the night at the track – one mare’s hind limbs were completely de-gloved…she had thrust them through the stall wall in her attempt to get upright.

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