Busy Ambulances Last Week

Last week on U.S. Flat (Thoroughbred/Quarterhorse) Tracks:

Wild Indy “vanned off” at Lone Star
Bucky Be Lucky “pulled up in distress, vanned off” at Parx
Iwishirish “pulled up lame [after ‘winning’], vanned off” at Parx
Fake Solution “vanned off” at Prairie
She’s Got Moxy “vanned off” at Fair Meadows
Funky Justice “bled, vanned off” at Lone Star
Malibu Run “vanned off” at Tampa Bay
Snapper Bite “in distress, vanned off” at Evangeline
Mr. Shortandsimple “vanned off” at Belmont
London Legacy “vanned off” at Canterbury
Captain Tyree “fell, in distress, vanned off” at Evangeline
Fast Dash Hondo Cat “vanned off” at Delta
Smart Arch “vanned off” at Ellis
Queen Leda “in distress, vanned off” at Evangeline
Golden Chance “pulled up lame, vanned off” at Penn
Whose Baby Is That “went bad, lame” at Penn
Nice Blaze “fell, vanned off” at Pleasanton
Ts Jess Wave Goodbye “vanned off” at Prairie
Need a Corona Too “vanned off” at Prairie
Jess a Candy Legacy “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Jess Cindy “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Favorite Agree “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Sir Louisiana Dash “vanned off” at Delta
Little Guac “bled” at Ellis
Super Hero Wanda “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Haru’s Star “vanned off” at Los Alamitos
Constitutional Pal “vanned off” at Monmouth
October Sky “vanned off” at Prairie
Bar Hopping “bled, vanned off” at Ruidoso

“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.

(source: Equibase)

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  1. Innocent horses suffering cruel DEATHS day after day, week after week, month after month and year after year. There’s no place in our society for this!

  2. Horseracing causes pain and suffering to horses. Horseracing is corrupt. The racing commissioners and/or board members are HORSEKILLING monsters that allow the inhumane treatment of horses to continue on a daily basis.

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