Six “Vanned Off” at Gulfstream Last Week

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

Get Hammered “vanned off” at Hawthorne
Waist Deep “vanned off” at Laurel
Overcast “hit rail, vanned off” at Evangeline
Combat Ribbon “vanned off” at Parx
Grrr “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Overbearing “bled” at Mahoning
Within the Law “vanned off” at Turf
Midnight Luck “vanned off” at Turf
Big Little Risk “vanned off” at Aqueduct
Bojanglez “vanned off” at Evangeline
Fire Marshall Bill “vanned off” at Turfway
Heavy Roller “vanned off” at Aqueduct
Pocket Money “vanned off” at Fair Grounds
Laniakea Storm “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Dance Fighter “bled, vanned off” at Turf
Summery “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Indy’s Song “fell, DNF” at Sunland
Lubna “vanned off” at Turfway
Impressed “dropped back while bleeding from nostrils” at Turfway
Perfect Flight “vanned off” at Aqueduct
Honeycomb “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Bagboss “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Kantstaros “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Nolans Dragon “bled” at Sunland

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. Horseracing itself is a man-made disaster that exhibits a demented lack of compassion for horses to the point of injuries and death.

  2. The Stronachs love them some Florida racing, don’t they? It’s just about the only place where they can break down babies to their hearts'(?) content, and still have zero concern that their non-existent regulators will dare say a single word of admonishment about their never-ending equicide.
    Florida is the horse-mangler’s dream state.

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