Last Week’s “Fell,” “Noticeably Bled,” “Vanned Off in Distress,” “Went Bad,” “Pulled Up Lame,” “Collapsed”

Brakeaway Dash “fell, vanned off” at Delta
Jam Up “vanned off” at Fairmount
Call Me Daddy “vanned off” at Parx
Appollos Tribute “vanned off” at Thistledown
Reelfoot “noticeably bled” at Emerald
Mrs. Phelps “appeared in distress, vanned off” at Finger Lakes
Misty Malice “vanned off” at Louisiana
Saintsgotrobbed “vanned off” at Louisiana
Sir Kowboy “vanned off” at Mountaineer
Elwood’s Advice “vanned off in distress” at Belterra
Ceeya Later “vanned off” at Canterbury
Royal Tap “went bad, vanned off” at Lone Star
Coosa River “pulled up bleeding from the nostrils, vanned off” at Thistledown
Left of the Dial “vanned off” at Evangeline
Fully Loaded “was ponied back bleeding from the nostrils” at Gulfstream
General Trev “vanned off” at Lone Star
Golden Warrior “pulled up lame, vanned off” at Pimlico
Charlie’s Heir “collapsed suddenly, vanned off” at Arlington
Gratto Swing “vanned off after pulling up in distress” at Belmont
Flammetta “fell, DNF” at Camden
Sea Mast “fell, DNF” at Camden
Pik Em “fell, DNF” at Camden
High Pursuit “went bad, vanned off” at Lone Star
Fashin Icon “vanned off” at Los Alamitos
Didi McCurdy “vanned off” at Prairie
Cousin Eddie “vanned off” at Santa Anita
Go Smiley Go “vanned off” at Santa Anita
Hubris “vanned off” at Santa Anita
Steve’s Babe Doll “vanned off” at Sunray

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. The ABUSE of horses in racing never ends. It’s depressing!!! It’s sickening that there are so many people that don’t care about the horses’ suffering and it’s evil that the people who are involved or defend the abuse enjoy seeing horses get hurt, killed and bleed. There needs to be laws governing horseracing that include jail time for these psychopathic, sociopathic, sadistic, money-grubbing, horse-abusing, horse killing people.

    • He was a beautiful horse! I wonder if anyone will ever reveal anything about the cause of his death at such a young age.

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