At Los Alamitos May 9, Tap the Wire was “injured” at the wire in the 4th race (he “won”). He was then “vanned off.” Familiar with the various styles of (Equibase) chartwriters across the country, I knew that an “injured, vanned” at Los Alamitos almost always means dead. However, I was told by the CHRB that no euthanasia had been reported; neither did the 4-year-old ever surface on the Board’s new database. Now, though, there has finally been a confirmation (track announcer Michael Wrona). Tap the Wire is the 17th victim at Los Alamitos this year.