Last Week’s “Vanned Off,” “Returned Bleeding”

Last week…

Calusa Queen “vanned off” at Mahoning
Tbtwelve “vanned off” at Mountaineer
Embeed “vanned off” at Penn
Caramel Latte “went wrong, fell” at Fair Grounds
Aye Aye Sir “stopped badly and returned bleeding” at Turfway
Dori’s Birdies “fell past the wire, vanned off” at Fair Grounds
L’Cristabal “vanned off” at Hawthorne

While not all the “vanned” end up dead, most do as borne out by our year-end FOIA reports. But even if death is not the ultimate result, the above are victims nonetheless, suffering painful injuries – in the case of the bleeders, pulmonary hemorrhage – so that some men may gamble, others chase pots of gold. (For any new confirmed deaths during the week, please see our running annual list.)

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  1. These weekly reports are always sad. So many race horses are suffering because horseracing exists.

    • Nancy, all I know is that the report says, “went wrong, fell” and that it is weird that the other horses listed were “vanned off” or “…returned bleeding” but no explanation of what happened to Caramel Latte; so far, not on the annual list of confirmed kills.

    • Nancy, I’m still not finding anything that says whether or not CARAMEL LATTE is dead or alive. According to Equibase CARAMEL LATTE is a chestnut filly foaled on April 5, 2016 in Louisiana. Her breeder and owner is Wendy Schutte.
      There is an article about Angel Suarez and the author only mentioned the name of CARAMEL LATTE because of the spill. In the spill, as you know, Suarez was injured badly enough to need surgery on his broken femur.
      I’m assuming that this 4-year-old filly is dead, mainly because it’s like Kelly says about the secrecy of horses not being fully reported on; CARAMEL LATTE “went wrong, fell.” The end. Lalalalalalala.

      • Wanda
        Thank you for your continuous wealth of knowledge and response to my concerns always
        Maybe eventually we will find the answer to how she fared

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