Last Week…

Last week on U.S. flat tracks (racing only):

Rosies Surprise “vanned off” at Finger Lakes
V K Legacy “vanned off” at Colonial
Aznavour “vanned off” at Colonial
Thunderstruck “vanned off” at Indiana
Okie Roughneck “vanned off” at Saratoga
I Got the Time “pulled up in distress” at Thistledown
Diction “fell soon after the start, vanned off” at Emerald
Lone Star “bled, vanned off” at Sam Houston
Kk Dashing Fury “vanned off” at Sam Houston
Spectatorless “hit rail, vanned off” at Saratoga
Feisty Rubiano “went wrong” at Belterra
Excelerita “vanned off” at Ellis
Single Soul “vanned off” at Saratoga
Jillian’s Star “vanned off” at Ellis
Diamond for Crider “vanned off” at Evangeline
Mischievous Bull “vanned off” at Evangeline
Vodka N Water “fell, DNF” at Monmouth
Great Strategy “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Appreciable “vanned off” at Ellis
Intuicao “bled, vanned off” at Ellis
Synsky “vanned off” at Emerald
Fly Bo Dash “vanned off” at Prairie
Ms Purrfect “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Exhalted Spirit “fell, vanned off” at Ruidoso

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 is a sick horrible event it should not be called a sport. Unless of course people like to see dying horses. A bunch of crazy people that are money hungry

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