The Week That Was

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

Cara Mor “clipped heels, fell, vanned off” at Colonial
Barnstorm “vanned off” at Colonial
Lizzy “returned lame, vanned off” at Colonial
Dejanero “bled” at Arizona
Dusty Princess “vanned off” at Canterbury
Diamond for Crider “pulled up in distress, vanned off” at Evangeline
Hot N Sweet “bled, vanned off” at Indiana
Isabella Smile “vanned off” at Parx
Chetzeron “vanned off” at Saratoga
Turn to Me Sucree “vanned off” at Thistledown
Bamalama “injured, fell, vanned off” at Ellis
Kaufy Bean “vanned off” (after “winning”) at Gulfstream
Sierra Sarah “vanned off” at Monmouth
Posse Can Disco “vanned off” at Saratoga
Fortheloveoflucy “pulled up in apparent distress, vanned off” at Evangeline
Duncastle “vanned off” at Monmouth
I’m Bossy “vanned off” at Remington
Filly Cheesesteak “vanned off” at Remington
Namgis Kissinmischka “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Cruz Bay “vanned off” at Kentucky
Gym N Jam “bled, vanned off” at Ruidoso
Shott Gun “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Texian “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.)

2 Comments

  1. The so-called Sport of Kings is a GAMBLING business that INHUMANELY exploits horses and causes INJURIES to the horses. If the horses had a choice, they would not choose a life of solitary confinement in box stalls for 23 hours a day. The horses would not choose to having cruel, callous people forcing them to gallop FAST on a race track carrying the weight of a whip-wielding rider. The horses would not choose to be whipped and forced to gallop to the point of catastrophic, life-ending breakdowns, or FATAL injuries.
    The degenerate psychopaths choose these horrors for the horses. The DEGENERATE psychopathic, sociopathic, sadistic, money-grubbing, horse-abusing, horse-killing people who think it is fun to watch horses running on a racetrack until the horses eventually cannot stand up, let alone walk or run, MUST BE PUNISHED BY LAW.
    I am wondering if the Federal Trade Commission will be able to slow down the rates of the numbers of horses killed in 2022 and beyond. SUPPOSEDLY, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA), which is also referred to as the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA), will make it better for the horses. The TRUTH is that there will be nothing that can change the INHERENT CRUELTY OF HORSERACING as long as people are allowed to EXPLOIT BABY HORSES FOR GAMBLING BETS.

  2. If public knowledge of what really goes on in this vile GAMBLING at the expense of horses, and knowledge that racing horses is not the main objective, a tipping point should be reached to get it banned. Other gambling forms that relied on animals as commodities for placing bets are mostly banned or getting there (dog racing, dog-, bull-, and cock-fighting) and are felonies in some states. Progress is being made–especially with comments such as this one (Wanda), protests and demonstrations (HRW), and revealing the steady stream of atrocities via FOIA’s. Thank you! .

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