Last Week…

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

No Time to Yawn “bled” at Mahoning
Pop Pop’s Boy “returned bleeding” at Parx
Reach for Thestars “fell over a stricken rival, DNF” at Parx
Plinky “vanned off” at Remington
Whiskeyonhislips “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Fires Relentless “went bad, vanned off” at Lone Star
Considerit Doneron “vanned off” at Remington
Bubba Caballo “vanned off” at Turfway
Miss Inez “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Dream Marie “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Sky Magician “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Eye of a Jedi “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Friend Me Charlie “bled” at Laurel
Gallant Gold “bled” at Laurel
El Chocolatito “bled, vanned off” at Lone Star

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.)


  1. Seven days in a week and FIFTEEN HORSES severely injured on a racetrack in the United States and possibly killed. If not euthanized on the same day or close to the same day they were injured by racing, the horses may never be heard from again.

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