Last Week’s Injured, Bled

Last week…

Love Train “fell, vanned off” at Delta
Saucy Don “injured, vanned off” at Parx
Galway City “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Abby Swan “vanned off” at Turf
Ran Char “returned bleeding” at Laurel
Instigated “fell, DNF” at Laurel
Pringipessa “pulled up lame” at Penn
Dixie Highway “returned bleeding from nostrils” at Turfway
Gran Omero “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Im No Saint “vanned off” at Mahoning
Nevus “pulled up, walked off” at Mahoning (same race as above, so perhaps couldn’t be “vanned” because it was in use)

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.)

2 Comments

  1. These horses were exploited by demented people! No person in their right mind would inflict this cruelty and pain onto these horses or any horse!!! If the person(s) responsible for these horrible injuries to these horses had SCRUPLES, they would not be engaged in horseracing and gambling/wagering!!!!!!! Horseracing needs to be defunded!!!! This abuse of horses needs to be punished, not rewarded with any kind of funding from any source!!!!!!!

  2. I’m constantly disgusted at how racing scum insist that it’s perfectly normal for a horse to have blood running from the nose. If the average horse owner saw that from a horse in their pasture, it would mean a call to the vet, but just like the sudden deaths, snapped legs, and mangled bodies, that’s “just horse racing”.

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