Some From Last Week: “Returned Lame”; “Collapsed/Bled Profusely Out Nostrils”; “Pulled Up in Distress”

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

Howya Tuppence “returned lame, vanned off” at Colonial
Onarock “reported lame” at Colonial
My Own Lane “pulled up lame, vanned off” at Colonial
Alpha’s Candy Man “injured in the paddock” at Parx
Midnight Madness “vanned off” at Arapahoe
Predominant “vanned off” at Belterra
Whatakiss “vanned off” at Evangeline
Runaway Pacific “hit rail, DNF” at Indiana
Lady Campbell “vanned off” at Emerald
Ma Payola “vanned off” at Albuquerque
Queen Helene “collapsed, bled profusely out nostrils, vanned off” at Golden Gate
Wendigo “vanned off” at Monmouth
Forgotten One “vanned off” at Penn
Upside Down “vanned off” at Arlington
Pennyrile “went wrong, vanned off” at Ellis
Apart of My Charm “vanned off” at Ellis
Cousin Dario “pulled up abruptly in apparent distress, vanned off” at Evangeline
Spectacular Gal “vanned off” at Gulfstream
King Zippy “vanned off” at Louisiana
Portal One “vanned off” at Monmouth
Landrum Lane “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Whitmore “pulled up in distress, vanned off” at Saratoga
Graceful Princess “returned bleeding from the nostrils” at Saratoga
Boom Truck “vanned off” at Canterbury
Full Salute “vanned off” at Saratoga
Justice of War “vanned off” at Timonium
Local Motive “vanned off” at Timonium

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.)

4 Comments

  1. What a CRUEL and DEGENERATE bunch of people who can ABUSE horses day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year and never care about how much pain and suffering and death they willfully and deliberately cause to horses!!!!!!!!! These sadistic creeps belong behind bars where they can never hurt and kill horses ever again!!!!!!

  2. Video of sickening abuse of an unraced 2 year old filly in training to be a racehorse. Paulick Report article today re the Amber Cobb case.
    That poor filly could’ve broken her jaw when she fell.
    And so the horror show continues behind the scenes as well and this is just a reported incident – most go unreported.

  3. If watching a horse laying on the track exhausted, bleeding and in pain dosen’t make people involved in horse racing realize the abuse these horses go through nothing will. They say that they love their horses but seeing a picture like tells a different story of how well they care for the horses. When the temperatures are above 85-90 degrees we are reminded to keep all animals out of the heat and make sure they have a lot of water obviously this omits racehorses!

  4. This is another day of unbelievable abuse at the race track at the hands of all of those ignorant bastards who don’t give a shit about the animals. OMG again another 2 year old – what in the hell is she doing at the track – she is still a baby – shut down these abusive god damn race tracks and get rid of all of the parasites to are involved in the racing and all of the people that just think their $2.00 bet is a fun time – let me tell you this is no kind of fun for the animals – shut down the f*cking tracks once and for all.

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