Exclusive Donald “returned bleeding from the nostrils” at Thistledown
Classy Melody “vanned off” at Will Rogers
Remembermis “vanned off” at Evangeline
Stone Hearted “eased up lame, vanned off” at Penn
Justourluck “fell, vanned off” at Belterra
Devilish Tail “fell over stricken rival [above]” at Belterra
Cecile’s Chapter “vanned off” at Churchill
Mama Kin “vanned off” at Belmont
Big “fell, vanned off” at Belterra
Ihearuknockin “came back bleeding from the nose” at Charles Town
Swift Shock “vanned off” at Evangeline
Call Dish “injured after wire [after ‘winning’], vanned off” at Lone Star
Mr. Skittles “vanned off” at Penn
Decoupage “returned bleeding” at Pimlico
Dry Spell “fell, DNF” at Prairie
Blackwater Secret “bled” at Remington
Super John “vanned off” at Churchill
Omph “vanned off” at Golden Gate
Driving Wind “fell, DNF” at Gulfstream
Flat Out Diva “vanned off” at Lone Star
Ego Trip “vanned off” at Pimlico
Rough Sea “returned bleeding” at Pimlico
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.)
When will all of these horrible events stop. How many more horses, grey hounds and so on have to be sacrificed in the name of sport’ and entertainment.
If you want these ‘sports’ to stop don’t bet on these activities. Don’t go and watch them.
Have compassion on these poor vulnerable animals.
We have to find more ways to educate the “fans”. This is too painful to read day after day after day.