Last Week…

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

Bordini “bled, vanned off” at Indiana
Shadow of Justice “bled, vanned off” at Indiana
Ms Canela “injured in gate” at Parx
Intervention “injured in gate” at Parx
De Felina’s Song “vanned off” at Zia
Rock Ridge “vanned off” at Penn
Briannas Gift “fell, vanned off” at Delta
Es El Peregrino Rf “vanned off” at Evangeline
Inspired Gem “vanned off” at Penn
Hold On Hez Fast “vanned off” at Evangeline
Okie Twist “vanned off” at Remington
Cc Waterr Back “vanned off” at Evangeline
Ubiquitous “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Super d’Oro “fell, DNF” at Keeneland
Bellinger “vanned off” at Keeneland
Fearless Lassie “fell, DNF” at Laurel
Outthink’em “pulled up lame, vanned off” at Mahoning
Jimmysextragirl “pulled up lame, vanned off” at Charles Town
Family Creed “vanned off” at Delta
Hail Michigan “fell, vanned off” at Great Meadow
Undercover Rowdy “fell, DNF” at Great Meadow
New Member “fell, vanned off” at Great Meadow
Favorite First Down “vanned off” at Los Alamitos
Ascot Storm “bled following the race” at Santa Anita

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.)