Some From Last Week: “Returned Lame,” “Pulled Up Lame,” “Bled From Nostrils,” “Fell in Distress,” “Hit a Fallen Rival”

Wildcat “pulled up, DNF” at Colonial
Bickley “vanned off” at Colonial
Cross the Mersey “bled, DNF” at Delaware
Df Docs Fire Secrets “bled, vanned off” at Arizona
Mj Cash Train “vanned off” at Delta
Capital Q “returned lame, vanned off” at Parx
Victory Chimes “pulled up lame after the finish” (after “winning”) at Penn
Jokingly “bled from nostrils, crossed wire in a struggle” at Belterra
Mas O Menos “pulled up in distress, vanned off” at Evangeline
Five Star Colonel “vanned off” at Indiana
Angel Britt “fell, vanned off” at Delta
A Maize Zing Rip “fell in distress” at Penn
Back Seat Hero “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Jy El Chapo “bled, vanned off” at Ruidoso
Jess Cartel Eyes “bled, vanned off” at Ruidoso
Divine Interventio “vanned off” at Delaware
A Royal Ace “vanned off” at Great Falls
Perrys Everlasting “vanned off” at Los Alamitos
Noteworthee “bled, vanned off” at Ruidoso
Runaway Motorscooter “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Whistle Stop Cafe “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Canary Islands “vanned off” at Arlington
Rejuvenate “bled” at Ellis
Wolfhand “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Rose for a Saint “hit a fallen rival and fell” at Monmouth
Service With Honor “fell, [vanned off]” at Monmouth

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. Ban Horseracing!!!! This inhumane brutality against horses is NOT OKAY and NOT HORSEMANSHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Service with honor being retired due to knee injury. This was a bad spill at Monmouth.

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