The “Vanned Off,” “Bleeders” From Last Week

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

Sir Longwood “pulled up lame” at Charles Town
Diamond Palace “fell, DNF” at Delta
Just Enough “vanned off” at Delaware
Custom Chasse “fell, vanned off” at Delta
Jug Rock “vanned off” at Indiana
Urbanite “vanned off” at Keeneland
Count N Gold “vanned off” at Remington
Atlantic Dancer “bled” at Keeneland
A Lil More Ivory “vanned off” at Lone Star
Hello Dottie “fell, vanned off” at Will Rogers
Ms Capo de Etta “vanned off” at Will Rogers
Luz “vanned off” at Belmont
No Key Needed “vanned off” at Evangeline
Carter’s Bayou Rose “hit rail repeatedly” at Evangeline
Jess Cindy “vanned off” at Indiana
King Creed “vanned off” at Mahoning
Wicked Amber “vanned off” at Belmont
War Games “reported to have bled when pulled up” at Golden Gate
Blazing Jamie “reported to have bled when pulled up” at Golden Gate
Wow Tapit “fell, DNF” at Gulfstream
Dual Reality “vanned off” 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.)

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  1. Did anyone else see the video of URBANITE? It was strange and did not show everything. They said he won the race but was not able to go the winner’s circle. But the video I saw did not show what his injury/injuries was/were. It showed him standing up, not fallen. I think he was euthanized.

      • Right, Nancy. This was a claiming race with seven horses running. The claiming price was $20,000 and four horses out of seven were claimed. URBANITE was the only horse in this race to be vanned off. There is not one word in the chart that says why he was vanned off, after coming in first.

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