Last Week…

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

Wherethere’ssmoke “bled from nostrils” at Mahoning
Go Estrella “vanned off” at Mahoning
Bodeflex “vanned off” at Parx
Hero of Gold “vanned off” at Delta
Pinky’s Point “vanned off” at Mahoning
Lotsa Fun “bled, vanned off” at Turf
Posh Princess “fell, DNF” at Charles Town
Kabikeka “fell, DNF” at Charles Town
Colette’s Spirit “fell, DNF” at Charles Town
Elgofranco “bled” at Del Mar
Deputy Bernardini “vanned off” at Del Mar
Feller “fell, vanned off” at Delta
Doc Meeks “vanned off” at Mahoning
Golden Tabby “bled” at Penn
Castle of Caylee “vanned off” at Charles Town
Freedom Rose “hit the rail, DNF” at Churchill
Cool Papa G “vanned off” at Churchill
American Playboy “vanned off” at Laurel
Conchita “fell, vanned off” at Los Alamitos
Not This World “vanned off” at Los Alamitos

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. GO ESTRELLA is a beautiful Gray/Roan filly being offered for sale by owner/trainer. The listing is online at CANTER Ohio. The price is $4,000 but it also says, “Price negotiable” so I hope that someone is able to rescue her from racing and/or a worse fate.

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