Last Week’s “Vanned”

Last week in U.S. Thoroughbred and Quarterhorse Racing

Strong Mandy “vanned off” at Fair Grounds
Ursa “fell, DNF” at Penn
Cosmic Cat “went wrong, vanned off” at Fair Grounds
Astrokeg “went wrong, vanned off” at Penn
Saddle Club “vanned off” at Los Alamitos
Master Legionaire “fell, DNF” at Mahoning
Delta Outlaw “vanned off” at Parx
Shana Tova “vanned off” at Tampa Bay
Cartels Joker “fell, DNF” at Sunland
Sum Mo Cash “vanned off” at Tampa Bay
Four Black Even “vanned off” at Tampa Bay
Streakin Seis Corona “vanned off” at Turf

“Vanned Off”: many of these horses will resurface on my FOIA kill-reports
“Bled,” “Returned Bleeding From Nostrils”: usually indicates pulmonary hemorrhage

(source: Equibase)


  1. The recent District Attorney’s investigation and report into the Santa Anita racehorse deaths in California, stated that there was “no unnecessary or needless suffering” of the racehorses.

    Well I guess this list here of horses who were vanned off, who did not finish, who fell, who went wrong, is a classic example of the necessary and needed sufferings of horses in the horseracing industry.

    Wonder how many of the horses in this list died – a necessary suffering, apparently.

  2. Patrick, I’m sure that you will be very busy gathering up all the Killing Lists for 2019.
    Santa Anita alone should keep anybody busy.
    Racehorses snapping their legs-off and dying is part of this business.
    Racehorses laying in the dirt with their limbs snapped-off is the truth behind this vile business.
    This is yet another list of FACTS that only the perpetrators of such misery attempts to hide.
    Well, we will continue to remind the public what horse racing is all about.
    So sorry for all racehorses who died for this repulsive public butcher show.

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