Some of Last Week’s Injured

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

American Bourbon “bled, vanned off” at Turf
Just Indiscreet “vanned off” at Delta
Gran Casique “vanned off” at Aqueduct
Strong Safety “fell, DNF” at Charles Town
Beau Noir “vanned off” at Fair Grounds
Bee Jealous “vanned off” at Charles Town
Swing Your Sword “vanned off” at Charles Town
Timeless Joke “went wrong, vanned off” at Fair Grounds
Barbarius “vanned off” at Turf
Princess Lea “went wrong, vanned off” at Fair Grounds
Platinum Equity “pulled up bleeding from nostrils, vanned off” at Oaklawn
Jazzy Heat “vanned off” at Sunland
Remember the Bull “vanned off” 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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