Some of the Injured (Maybe Dead) From Last Week

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

Maclean’s Bella “vanned off” at Turf
Marquero “vanned off” at Mahoning
Parade Grand “vanned off” at Mahoning
Declared Best Card “vanned off” at Turf
Keepthe Main Thing “returned bleeding” at Turfway
Hot Stepper “vanned off” at Aqueduct
Hot Red Ruby “bled” at Remington
Cheerful Charm “bled following the race” at Santa Anita
My Sarasota Star “vanned off” at Tampa Bay
Unico “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Stone Cash “fell after the wire” at Rillito
Isaias Dream “vanned off” at Tampa Bay
Grinning Tiger “vanned off” at Fair Grounds
Striking Society “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Classic Moment “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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  1. Stop all subsidies and government-directed benefits to this hideous cruelty to horses. Stop all tax breaks to the people who are involved in this egregious cruelty to horses.

    • Wanda the big question is how to get the subsidies stopped and on a ballot. I have mentioned previously and will.keep mentioning that most people (ones I know and speak with in various capacities)have no clue taxes are being taken for this “sport” when the monies should be going toward more viable and critical needs.

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