“Refused to Load on Two Different Vans”

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

American Quality “fell late” at Parx
Regal Run “vanned off” at Parx
Silver Dagger “vanned off” at Parx
Say It Ain’t Soni “vanned off” at Remington
Tap a Miracle “vanned off” at Arapahoe
Cryptoblue “fell over [dying horse]” at Charles Town
Blueridge Mountain “vanned off” at Churchill
Miranda Sofia “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Commander Grace “pulled up, refused to load on two different vans” at Gulfstream
Juan Boly “vanned off” at Monmouth
Notorious Flirt “pulled up bleeding from the nostrils, vanned off” at Belmont
Chance It “vanned off” at Belmont
Unique Unions “vanned off” at Belmont
Miss Teheran “bled, vanned off” at Belmont
Union Boy “bled” at Golden Gate
Fun At the Fort “hit a fallen rival, DNF” at Monmouth
Wall Streete “hit rail, vanned off” at Pocatello
Tf Bad Mamma Jamma “hit rail, DNF” at Will Rogers
Clear Steps “vanned off” at Churchill
Backstage Bud “hit the rail, DNF” at Remington
Texas Bluebonnet “vanned off” at Remington

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. Awesome, painful, endless list of atrocities! Well done, Patrick! I just signed 3 petitions I wouldn’t known about and made 3 donations. If not for your relentless efforts I wouldn’t have known to do it.
    Keep up pushing against the steel door and it’ll finally tear open!

  2. I expect that most if not all of the horses listed on this post will eventually be listed on the Kill List for 2021. There are so many horses being brutalized everyday for gambling bets and purse money in this business of extreme Animal Cruelty that it is overwhelming.

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