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.
Felix Leiter “vanned off” at Delaware
Good Advice “vanned off” at Belterra
Olive U “vanned off” at Indiana
J D’s Victory “in distress, vanned off” at Finger Lakes
Ummu Ummu Ummu “vanned off” at Penn
Castle Ridge “vanned off” at Charles Town
Cool Hunter “went wrong, vanned off,” dead at Golden Gate
Sheza Patriot Cartel “vanned off” at Evangeline
Cry Fire “fell, vanned off” at Prairie
Lucky Royal P “vanned off” at Indiana
Tikhvin Flew “vanned off” at Belmont
Flammetta “fell, DNF” at Foxfield
Bold Escape “fell, DNF” at Foxfield
Freakin Joe “vanned off” at Hawthorne
Magic Corona “bled” at Lone Star
Grassarla “fell after wire, vanned off” at Monmouth
It’s sickening that the people who are called “horsemen” do not exercise true horsemanship. If these people involved were to suddenly listen to their conscience and exercise true horsemanship, they would stop what they are doing. They would choose a much different path. We would not be reading about horses being catastrophically injured, vanned off and consequently dead from the abuse they endured for greedy, heartless human beings. We would not be reading the names of the tracks where all of these horses were injured and killed. Stop Corporate Welfare to Horseracing! Stop gambling on horses!
Close the tracks. Turn the real estate into something that the people of these communities need!