Three “Vanned Off” at Rillito, Three Others at Fair Grounds…

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

Louisiana Charlie “vanned off” at Louisiana
Rakin in Cha Ching “vanned off” at Louisiana
Talented T J “vanned off” at Penn
Steph’s Spirit “vanned off” at Fair Grounds
Infinite Solutions “vanned off” at Fair Grounds
Bebop Shoes “vanned off” at Oaklawn
Wildcat Run “vanned off” at Turfway
Dont Float the Ice “bled, vanned off” at Oaklawn
Allege “vanned off” at Oaklawn
Ole Town Road “bled, vanned off” at Turf
Analysis “vanned off” at Aqueduct
Shake Some Action “vanned off” at Fair Grounds
Afleet Diva “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Fastidious “vanned off” at Los Alamitos
The Last Charlie “vanned off” at Rillito
Bali Brava “vanned off” at Rillito
Destined for Honor “vanned off” at Turfway
Marvelous Marvella “vanned off” at Rillito
Big Fish “bled after the race” at Santa Anita

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.)

2 Comments

  1. Welfare for people that abuse and kill horses routinely and call it a sport — our government is messed up! Stop all government-directed benefits and subsidies to horseracing!
    Everyone involved in the injuring and killing of these horses that are injured and dead should be in jail!

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