The Injured, Maybe Dead

Last week…

Point Break “vanned off” at Turf
Blindwillie McTell “bled” at Aqueduct
Tiz Johnnie “pulled up lame, vanned off” at Charles Town
Jo’s Bold Cat “vanned off” at Fair Grounds
Stone Courageous “vanned off” at Laurel
Con Permiso “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Warm It Up “vanned off” at Los Alamitos
Sport Model “vanned off” at Aqueduct
Geh Imperial Kiss “hit rail, vanned off” at Louisiana
Trichrome “vanned off” at Fair Grounds

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. This abuse to horses is a disgrace to anybody that truly loves horses!!! Every person involved in this abuse and brutality against horses should be PUNISHED by law for animal abuse!!!

  2. The brutal killing of horses in the horseracing industry continues and those who have the power to intervene continue to do nothing!
    How can this be acceptable in the 21st century?
    Well, its damn well not acceptable.
    It is unarguably UNCONSCIONABLE!!!

  3. Upon review of the PP’s most of these horses on the Killing List above were abused in the claiming ranks leading up to their horrific deaths.
    The trainer and vet works in tandem to keep sore and crippled horses running to flip a buck.
    These records are kept private and greatly effect the outcome of races.
    Some treat the claiming ranks as a hunting ground where they can buy a horse to run it into the ground.
    There are certain “Trainers” who regularly claim horses, and run them to their death.
    They have a long history of doing this and Patricia Farro is one of those trainers AKA Python Pat.
    Yesterday, she just claimed a horse called TO THE FLAG (TTF) who is 10 years old, has made over $480,000 and has been run in races no less than 88 times,
    TTF is now a host for parasite python Pat and will be either run into the ground until he drops dead or claimed again for another round of abuse.
    He’s now in the hands of multiple racehorse killer Python Pat who latches on to her claims and squeezes them until she squeezes the life out of them.
    This lady, in any other setting in America, would have been in jail a long time ago on Felony Animal Cruelty charges, instead, she’s revered in horse racing.
    So sorry for you TO THE FLAG that you’ve been so abused after running your ass-off for these ungrateful pieces of shit that doesn’t give a damn about you because they will keep on running you until you drop dead.
    This is horse racing.

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