Last Week…

Custom Medina “vanned off” at Louisiana
Tiz Evan’s Honey “vanned off” at Mountaineer
Arion Too “was cast in the gate, scratched” at Canterbury
Bitter Vixen “bled” at Churchill
Emilia Strong “vanned off” at Penn
Cordobeza “vanned off” at Belterra
River Rewards Rvf “vanned off” at Charles Town
Ticker “vanned off” at Columbus
Superposition “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Z U Soon “vanned off” at Hawthorne
Wheels Up Bb “bled” at Ruidoso
Whiskey Allround “fell at start, vanned off” at Sam Houston
Leticias Secret “hit rail, DNF” at Sam Houston
Ike “vanned off” at Canterbury
Addison Boom “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Dance Ballerina “vanned off” at Emerald
Gemonteer “vanned off” at Gulfstream

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.)


  1. Ike, cheap claiming race at Canterbury didn’take it back to his barn.

  2. ABUSE, BRUTALITY, CRUELTY, & DEATH: this is the reality of the horseracing industry.
    This practice of ROUTINELY ABUSING HORSES should be punished severely, not rewarded or propped up in any way, shape or form.

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