Outrage: Five Equine Babies “Vanned Off” at One Track in One Day

I have been doing this for nine years now, but I believe I’ve encountered a first with the racing at Ruidoso (New Mexico) yesterday. In a day of “trials” for 2-year-olds, in addition to multiple “bumped repeatedly,” “bumped both sides,” and “bumped hard,” five – five – of the babies were “vanned off” (read: better than even chance of dead):

Eye Caramba, born Mar 23, 2020
Mr C Jess Curves, born Jan 25, 2020
Friday Night Fire, born Apr 25, 2020
Fly Back With Joy, born Feb 22, 2020
Ghost Witha Fire, born Feb 5, 2020

In a word, unconscionable. We will follow up with the racing commission Monday.


  1. we need to shut down all horse racing. the deaths are heartbreaking. we cannot take this anymore. it is vile activity to allow gambling on killing horses.

  2. It never ceases to amaze me how humans can rationalize every evil they do to helpless animals.

    • Federal Law is how it must go down. Law of the land … NO using animals for gambling. End of story. If this was put to an up or down vote it would go down to defeat TODAY .

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