Where Are These Keeneland Horses?

So far, we have two confirmed kills from Keeneland’s October meet: What the Elle and Bellinger. But there were also these, as relayed by the stewards:

Oct 8, prior to the 2nd race: “He’s a Angel was fractious [and] injured himself behind the starting gate.” He has not been heard from since.

Oct 8, 4th race: “The claims of both My Man Flintstone and Spycraft were voided when the horses were placed on the ‘Vet’s List’ while in the test barn.” Neither has been heard from since.

Oct 13, 4th race: “Enjoyitwhilewecan was pulled up abruptly…. The KHRC vets kept her quiet…due to this quick thinking and action, the rest of the field was able to finish the race without incident. [Thank heavens for that, huh?] The injured filly was then loaded into the horse ambulance.” She has not been heard from since.

Oct 14, 4th race: “The claim of Motagally was voided when the horse was placed on the ‘Vet’s List’ while in the test barn.” He has not been heard from since.

Oct 16, 6th race: “Big Woo [did not finish]…placed on ‘Vet’s List.'” He has not been heard from since.

Oct 17, 4th race: “Oro de Tejano required the assistance of the vets and the horse ambulance.” (The chart said nothing about this.) He has not been heard from since.

Oct 17, 9th race: “Jillian’s Star was pulled up and required the assistance of the vets and the horse ambulance.” This was her second “vanned off” in three total races, Aug 7 at Ellis being the other. She has not been raced since.

Oct 23, 2nd race: “Little Man Can was pulled up and required the assistance of the vets and the horse ambulance. The horse was taken to his barn where it was determined that he had suffered an injury to his left hindleg – released to the care of the private vet.” He has not been heard from since.

Oct 23, 6th race: “The claim of Bourbon Calling was voided when the horse was placed on the ‘Vet’s List’ while in the test barn.” He has not been heard from since.

Oct 28, 2nd race: “The winner, Urbanite, required the assistance of the vets and the horse ambulance – released to the care of the private vet.” He has not been heard from since.

Oct 29, 2nd race: “Atlantic Dancer finished eighth and bled.” He has not been heard from since.

Oct 30, 6th race: “The claim of Top Seed was voided when the horse was placed on the ‘Vet’s List’ while in the test barn.” He has not been heard from since.

8 Comments

  1. As most people (with the experience of having seen more than they were ever wanting to see in their lifetimes) know that the slaughter pipeline is the usual place for horses that become unwanted because they’re not profitable anymore in racing.
    But, if you want to follow “the alternate reality” in this delusional world of racing fans, these injured horses would be getting the Best of Care, and I mean AMAZING CARE, somewhere in a nice Barn with the best of veterinary Care and having thousands of dollars spent on their recovery from their injuries induced by racing. I mean these horses are loved like family members, don’t you know it!?!?!?

    • I guess the Dr. Mengeles of horse racing don’t keep such meticulous records of their victims.

      • Yes, it’s hard to say if they try to hide the identity of the horse as well because it has been known to happen. There’s a lot of corruption going on inside the industry. It’s hideous to say the least.

  2. It’s probably safe to assume that these horses were whisked away to the racing industry’s favorite retirement center: the slaughterhouse. I wonder how many carrots these horses were fed before being shoved into the kill lot trailer?

    • Zero carrots, water,compassion given after shooed away in the horse hearst. And did Wild Wes survive that fall last week or will he be another no call no show?

      • I’m waiting for his name to show up on the annual kill list for 2021. It could be a long wait. I don’t think there is much of a chance that WILD WES will make it out alive.

  3. Where are they? To the folks still in the Horse-Killing Greed Game, it simply doesn’t matter where these young horses are. The ONLY thing that matters to racing’s remaining humans is making sure that their whereabouts are well-hidden from the press, the public, and, above all, from the anti-racing activists.
    To everybody else who’s even tangentially involved with horse racing — say, as a fan or bettor — it is simply not a thought that even crosses their minds. They’d sooner concern themselves with the latest Baffert saga, because he’s the only horse-killing villain they can allow themselves to think of in their whole, sick game. Gotta keep that addiction fed.
    And you don’t do that by pondering the “welfare” of long-deceased, abused animals, do you?

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