“Bled Through the Stretch,” and Others From Last Week

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

Ar Jesus Blood “fell at wire, vanned off” at Louisiana
Woman Flyer “vanned off” at Parx
Hotmolly “vanned off” at Fair Grounds
Tolkien “fell over [about-to-die] foe, DNF” at Gulfstream
K Cottee “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Willoughby Gap “vanned off” at Tampa Bay
Go Manny Go “bled through the stretch, vanned off” at Turfway
Face of Victory “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Dial Up Sue “bled” at Mahoning
Juror “vanned off” at Turf
Loose Diamond “vanned off” at Turf
Princess Riley “vanned off” at Aqueduct
Diamond in the Sun “vanned off” at Fonner
Silver Cloud “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Marden “vanned off” at Turf
Naughty Shirley “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Tees Kissing First “fell, vanned off” at Louisiana
Shez Ifs “vanned off” at Rillito
Dancinstardustlady “vanned off” at Sunland
Tamiami “vanned off” at Tampa Bay

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. I feel that many on this list didn’t survive this week. The videos are edited to hide them, the charts say “injured”, so what are the chances they survived? Another horrible week of horse racing.

    • I believe AR JESUS BLOOD is dead in Louisiana. There was no “Winner’s Circle” photo because AR JESUS BLOOD, a three-year-old Quarter Horse gelding, took a nose dive into the dirt just after winning the race.

        • AZ is the worst of the worst and that takes some doing!!
          And when one tries to download the LATEST Equine Safety Report (“to learn more about our continued efforts”) the only report available is from 2017 – 2018!! They really are on top of the safety issue!!!
          Plus, on the recordings of the commission meetings they are mostly in exec. session!! There are no written minutes posted.
          This place is a debacle!
          AZ racing should be the first to go…

            • If our country was normal …. you see an evil,you see animals getting murdered and abused, you see it’s totally unnecessary, cause we have millions of other things you can gamble your money away on … that don’t involve torture and killing! Normal response is shut the mf’r down!

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