Last Week’s Long List of the Bled, Injured – Many of Them Surely Dead

Cash Icon “vanned off” at Arizona
Outlaw “vanned off” at Arizona
Bootdaddy Justice “fell, vanned off” at Horseshoe
Qualifly “returned bleeding from the nostrils” at Thistledown
Awesome Anywhere “suffered an injury” at Thistledown
Bubba “vanned off” at Thistledown
Lilac Lace “returned bleeding from the nostrils” at Thistledown
Rona “vanned off” at Delaware
Bricks and Mortar “vanned off” at Horseshoe
Pharoah’s Sympathy “vanned off” at Thistledown
All Luck “vanned off” at Churchill
Kailes Fast Magic “bled, vanned off” at Delta
Bye Bye B Train “bled, vanned off” at Horseshoe
Magical Jesse “vanned off” at Retama
Bucky Bay “fell after wire, vanned off” at Retama
Animo Star “pulled up in distress” at Belterra
Hidden Identity “vanned off” at Belterra
Sticky Issue “vanned off” at Churchill
Power Up “bled, vanned off” at Delta
Apolitical Eagle “went wrong, vanned off” at Ruidoso
Commending “vanned off” at Arizona
Bad Beat “vanned off” at Arizona
Leather and Lace “vanned off” at Canterbury
Bottom Deck “vanned off” at Charles Town
Streakin Lady Train “hit rail, DNF” at Delta
Ride Little Girl “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Daigle “vanned off” at Canterbury
Sorellisonfire “vanned off” at Grants Pass
Chasing Valiant “vanned off” at Grant Pass
Sir Outlaw “vanned off” at Gulfstream
How Lucky “vanned off” at Laurel
I Am Not Uncertain “vanned off” at Los Alamitos
Dark Silence “vanned off” at Prairie

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. Causing pain and suffering to a horse is definitely abuse!!!!! But there are so many ways that people cause pain and suffering to horses that it seems as though many people are completely ignorant, uncaring simpletons who don’t stop to think of how their stupidity, or someone else’s stupidity, can and does cause pain and suffering to the horses!!!!!
    Then there are the ones who do know and enjoy the sadistic, brutal, INHUMANE TREATMENT OF HORSES.

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