The Injury Report

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.

Fast Fionnuala “vanned off” at Delaware
Bourbon Aida “vanned off” at Parx
Wait a Minute “bled” at Finger Lakes
Sophie Rules “fell, DNF” at Mountaineer
The Calico Lady “vanned off” at Thistledown
Flight Time “bled, vanned off” at Churchill
Variant Perception “vanned off” at Belmont
Evan’s Chile “vanned off lame” at Charles Town
Talent Scout “sustained an injury, euthanized on the track” at Pimlico
Thisonesfordougie “fell, vanned off” at Presque Isle
Miss Miami Cat “vanned off” at Thistledown
Missle Bomb “vanned off” at Belmont
Hes a Streakin King “vanned off” at Los Alamitos
Lucky Asset “went wrong, vanned off” at Churchill
Mona Luna “vanned off” at Pimlico
Shortlist “bled” at Santa Anita
Tormenta “pulled up in distress, vanned off” at Churchill
Blinded Vision “vanned off” at Monmouth

(source: Equibase)

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  1. ‘unable to walk off the track’
    says it all, doesn’t it?

    An innocent animal, the noble horse is displaying that he just cannot do this.

    For shame.

    • When a horse is too injured to walk off the track, this is a horrible tragedy. It reminds me of the horrible abuse of a horse in Chicago where this “Dread Cowboy” used a beautiful horse to ride and race 7 miles in Chicago to stage a racially motivated protest. The horse had no shoes, no proper saddle, and no water on a scorching hot day. The horse was so badly injured that he could not get up. He was bleeding on the hooves and had severe injuries on his body. While confronted, this jerk claimed that it was not true and he did not care if his horse died in sacrifice for all the Antifa and Black Life Matters causes. He was not sorry for what he had done and said that he would do it again. Alderman Lopez helped get the horse sent to a rescue shelter in the suburbs. It was so badly injred that they expected it to have to be euthanized. Luckily, through the kind alderman’s efforts, the horse might recover.There should be a special hell for a demon like him and the family and friends that defended him. He had no right to involve and abuse an innocent horse for his protest and riots. He deserves to be punished to the full extent of the law. I believe that the city or state should not allow him to keep his remaining horses after this horrible recnet incident,

      • Lol. Not to excuse his idiocy but he didn’t ride the horse for a Black Lives Matter cause. Oh yeah, there’s no such group as “Antifa”. At least get the story straight.

      • Alan, antifa is defined as a person or group who opposes fascism. The “dread-head cowboy” did abuse and neglect his horse and he should be punished for that. I’m not sure what his motivation was to do such stupid and horrible things to a horse.

      • I don’t care about his stupid politics or anybody else’s for that matter. I care that a voiceless innocent animal was severely abused just because some callous individual was using him totally inappropriately.
        Lets just say some time behind bars is called for and his other animals should, at least, be evaluated and removed if any signs of abuse or neglect are found. If he can do this to his horse he should not be trusted with any animal, really.
        He has crossed the line and there is no going back. That is my opinion, and others have theirs…

  2. Horse racing and wagering on horses is a vice. Cruel and demented people are involved in this industry that is killing horses on a daily basis in the United States as well as all other countries that have horseracing. We just don’t see it with our own eyes every day. Out of sight and out of mind is not good enough!!! In fact, “out of sight, out of mind” is NOT good at all.

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