The Week That Was

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

Bottle Neck “vanned off” at Grants Pass
Dime Cuando “vanned off” at Indiana
Cats Blame “vanned off” at Turf
Wdc This Time “bled” at Zia
Fist Full of Dice “vanned off” at Churchill
Reason to Soar “vanned off” at Delta
Sweet Sugar Baby “bled” at Finger Lakes
Majestic Clarisse “bled” at Finger Lakes
Ole Town Road “bled, vanned off” at Turf
Sugar Snap “vanned off” at Laurel
Bustin Hearts “pulled up sore” at Charles Town
Jack Be Quick “vanned off” at Delta
Oakmont Magic “vanned off” at Penn
Lady Be Good “vanned off” at Remington
Ivory Smokin Gun “vanned off” at Will Rogers
Cantrell Hill “vanned off” at Aqueduct
Da Kine “vanned off” at Del Mar
Mrs. Judy “vanned off” at Delta
Candy Cartel “vanned off” at Will Rogers
Fancy My Wagon “vanned off” at Will Rogers
Brave Deacon “fell, DNF” at Charleston
Iron Age “vanned off” at Mountaineer

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. This is twenty-one more horses injured by racing and most likely killed by racing. No amount of so-called “amazing care” is going to change the fact that horseracing is Animal Cruelty. Horseracing itself is inherently dangerous for and to horses!!! It is inhumane treatment of racehorses. The people who subjected the horses listed above to the INHUMANE TREATMENT and INHERENT CRUELTY of horseracing are guilty of abuse of horses. They should be held accountable for their wrongdoings!!!!!!

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