Kriya’s City “injured herself during warmup” at Parx
Freedom Is Ringing “fell, DNF” at Charles Town
Beaver Creek “collapsed after the finish” at Parx
True Heiress “fell past the wire” at Charles Town
Inner Wave “hit the rail, fell, vanned off” at Gulfstream
Bellybutton Icon “vanned off” at Turf
Ice Crusher “vanned off” at Charles Town
Pray to an Angel “vanned off” at Golden Gate
Not So Grimm “vanned off” at Belmont
Mr. Alec “vanned off” at Charlotte
Preseli Rock “fell, DNF” at Glyndon
Sideling Hill “fell, DNF” at Glyndon
Green Dot Brah “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Discretionary Day “vanned off” at Santa Anita
Spark of Rance “vanned off” at Sunray
Little Bud “vanned off” at Tampa Bay
Moojab Jr “bled” at Lone Star

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. A horse does not injure herself. The equine is 24/7 self preservation. Parx does not disclose the nature of the injury or how it occurred. No doubt a serious injury otherwise Parx wouldn’t bother to mention it. Unless Kriya’s City has died as a result of the injury, highly likely she will not reappear on a racetrack and we know what happens to most of them when no longer wanted in the racing industry.

    To blame the horse is the industry’s pathetic attempt to fool the public that it’s not responsible if a horse gets injured. How utterly repugnant.

    • These horse abusing creeps in this industry are too spineless and too gutless to take responsibility for the ABUSE that they inflict upon the horses they exploit for their own greed.

    • Absolutely, Carolyn.
      Racing will never own up to what the “sport” does to the horses and will even resort to the ridiculous. Saying the horse “injured herself during warmup” is laughable if it were not so sad for the horse.
      And as you said, the nature of the injury and how it occurred were not disclosed. Why?!
      That non disclosure just reinforces how deceitful this business is.

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