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Last week on U.S. flat tracks (racing only).

“Vanned Off”: horse unable to walk off the track; while not all end up dead, most do, as borne out by my FOIA reports. “Bled”: indicates pulmonary hemorrhage.

Rick’s Dream “vanned off” at Del Mar
Snake Doctor “went wrong, fell, vanned off,” dead at Kentucky
Succeed Quietly “vanned off” at Parx
Shewillamaze “vanned off” at Prairie
Archipelago “suffered an injury” at Thistledown
Mucha Muchacha “vanned off” at Parx
You Light Me Up “vanned off” at Albuquerque
Stink Man “in distress, vanned off” at Finger Lakes
Zippy Jo “vanned off while bleeding” at Penn
Sense of Justice “vanned off” at Penn
Remember the Storm “vanned off” at Thistledown
Fudge Tough “vanned off” at Canterbury
Brahms Is Who “vanned off” at Canterbury
Responder “vanned off” at Indiana
Polar Bear Pete “vanned off” at Laurel
Cool Lips “vanned off” at Albuquerque
Zyanara “vanned off” at Louisiana
Sweet Walkin’ Suga “vanned off” at Prairie
Eyema Eagle “vanned off” at Lone Star
Bob E McGee “fell,” dead at Los Alamitos

(source: Equibase)

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  1. How anyone can know this horrible, ugly dark side of racing exists and can still look the other way is not okay. Horseracing is a two-faced industry that wants to deceive people into thinking that these horrible acts committed against horses is part of the “game” or the “eco-system” or some such choice of words to make it sound okay to exploit horses for racing and breeding and slaughter for meat. Horseracing is NOT OKAY!

  2. People will believe whatever they want to believe. Reason, fact, and logic have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with it.–Robert A. Heinlein, “If This Goes On–”
    Why does this surprise anyone in a nation that elects a “president” who thimks (that is not an error) that drinking bleach is god medicine?

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