Last Week…

Hold On Hez Fast “bled, vanned off” at Delta
Kalies Magic “vanned off” at Delta
Rebel Power “went wrong” at Thistledown
Montana Jack “vanned off” at Arizona
Continental Clash “vanned off” at Mountaineer
Abaco Dream “pulled up lame, vanned off” at Penn
Southern Oak “vanned off” at Belterra
Godfather Advice “hit rail, DNF” at Crooked River
Lightnin Fast Wagon “bled, vanned off” at Delta
Blue Duck La Jolla “fell, vanned off” at Sam Houston
Tua “fell, DNF” at Delaware
Commission Actress “struck fallen rival [above], DNF” at Delaware
A Fast Prize “bled, vanned off” at Sam Houston
Can’t Say No “vanned off” at Arlington
Tiz the Time “fell, vanned off” at Evangeline
Love Conquers “collapsed, vanned off” at Evangeline
Dream of Anfield “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Gio d’Oro “injured, DNF” at Monmouth
Pretty Not Handsom “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Rocasolida Esperance “bled, vanned off” at Ruidoso
Lota Supreme “bled, vanned off” at Sam Houston
Dixieland Darling “vanned off” at Monmouth
Contagion “vanned off” at Del Mar
Rita Lorraine “vanned off” at Emerald
Listen Linda “vanned off” at Los Alamitos
Pleasure Luck “vanned off” at Saratoga

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. They are running these horses in horrendous heatwaves. There were 2 jockeys refusing to race in the heat. Just wondering if they were more afraid of the horse passing out beneath them rather than welfare of all concerned??

    • A horse actually did fall at the wire at Delaware park on Saturday due to probable heat exhaustion. They cancelled their races the rest of the day.. I was very surprised they did that.

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