Last Week’s Broken and Bleeding

Last week on U.S. flat (Thoroughbred/Quarterhorse) tracks:

Audrey’s Attitude “vanned off” at Canterbury
Vaporman “vanned off” at Lone Star
Fearless Prince “vanned off” at Lone Star
West Coast Temple “vanned off” at Mountaineer
Grams Revenge “pulled up in distress, vanned off” at Belterra
Wildwoodsummertime “vanned off” at Fairmount
Bird Call “fell, vanned off” at Mountaineer
Moonshine Mildred “vanned off” at Arapahoe
Alaapatique “lame, vanned off” at Colonial
Borodino “vanned off” at Evangeline
Sunny Hill Bobbie “pulled up lame, vanned off” at Penn
Miss Emma’s Song “vanned off” at Belterra
Cool Individual “vanned off” at Evangeline
Paint Your Chick “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Pacific Ocean “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Woodlittlecorona “vanned off” at Albuquerque
Girther “vanned off” at Del Mar
Endowment “went wrong, vanned off” at Ellis
Siete Dos Cartel “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Ghostly Two Step “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Free Spirit “hit fence, vanned off” at Saratoga
Steppin’ Hawk “vanned off” at Saratoga
Crupi’s Pizza Dom “vanned off” at Colonial
No Name Fred “bled” at Del Mar
Strokeofbrilliance “vanned off” at Gillespie
Catharsis “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Beau Gosse “vanned off” at Lone Star
Nola Win “vanned off” at Lone Star
Trumpets Calling “vanned off” at Ruidoso

“Vanned Off”: Horse required the “equine ambulance” to get off the track. 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. Using horses as gambling chips is a VICE, not a virtue. There is nothing virtuous about racing horses and making a business out of gambling. These horses did not deserve to be abused, injured and tortured for gambling profit.

  2. 29 this week. The one that hurt the most was Bird Call at the filthy despicable Mountaineer Park in West Virginia. This 8 year old gelding did not deserve to be there. But if they live long enough and are raced constantly with no rest and recuperation most will end up at places like this. Bird call was by Birdstone, Mary Lou Whitney’s stallion. I hope she is not turning over in her grave after her stallion’s son ended up like this.

    • The monsters of racing also killed Bird of Trey,not that long ago,he was a very good horse. VILE…is all you can say. How do they live with themselves?????

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