Last week on U.S. Flat (Thoroughbred/Quarterhorse) Tracks:
Too Fast to Pass “vanned off” at Belmont
Gaultier “stumbled badly, belly flopping to ground, DNF” at Belmont
Mary Jane’s Double “went wrong, vanned off” at Lone Star
Tizalwaves “vanned off” at Santa Anita
Send a Pic “wiped out, DNF” at Fair Meadows
Vita Dolce “pulled up in distress, vanned off” at Gulfstream
Whiskey Worthy “went wrong, vanned off” at Ruidoso
Endless Thyme “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Cyber Monday “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Spectator’s Dream “vanned off” at Santa Anita
“Vanned Off”: exactly how it sounds – the horse was unable to walk off the track on his own and required the “equine ambulance.” While not all of these horses end up dead, most do, as borne out by my year-end FOIA reports.
“Bled/Returned Bleeding From Nostrils”: typically indicates pulmonary hemorrhage.