Yeah, Horseracing Is Getting Safer…

Days of Glory “vanned off” at Arapahoe
Spittin Havoc “vanned off” at Arizona
Grey Illusions “vanned off” at Colonial
Good Boy “fell, DNF” at Colonial (same race as above; van in use?)
Nightspot “vanned off” at Finger Lakes
Strawfly Eagle “fell at wire, vanned off” at Arapahoe
Blueberry “pulled up in distress, vanned off” at Belterra
Lil Alma “fell, vanned off” at Colonial
Bellamy’spartygirl “injured herself in paddock, scratched” at Parx
Connoisseur “vanned off” at Parx
Dahog “vanned off” at Presque Isle
Parishioner “vanned off” at Colonial
Seminole Justice “bled, vanned off” at Horseshoe
Cecilia Jess Blue “vanned off” at Delta
Peace Achieved “vanned off” at Kentucky
Shadow Boat “bled, vanned off” at Penn
Snowtrick “vanned off” at Remington
Nyshares “vanned off” at Saratoga
Jet Black Moon “vanned off” at Delta
Ruse Splash Train “fell, vanned off” at Delta
Roaring Gap “vanned off” at Kentucky
Born Into Bad News “vanned off” at Louisiana
Strolln Down Welch “vanned off” at Prairie
James’s Moonshine “vanned off” at Prairie
Clean Outta Sight “fell, vanned off” at Ruidoso
Favorite Agree “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Tiz Donna Bella “vanned off” at Albuquerque
Carson’s Fireball “DNF” at Black Foot
Flashfire “vanned off” at Canterbury
Smitten by Kitten “vanned off” at Del Mar
Complicate “vanned off” at Emerald
Mia Solina “vanned off” at Golden Gate
Trumper “fell, vanned off” at Los Alamitos
Pray Ide Sing “pulled up, DNF” at Louisiana
Minecraft “vanned off” at Ruidoso
To the Front “vanned off” at Timonium

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.)

6 Comments

  1. Horse racing is predictable.
    You can always count on racehorses being killed by repeat offenders – serial killers.
    KERI BRION is at it again.
    This time her victim is GREY ILLUSIONS.
    A 4 y.o grey gelding that was bred in Ireland like most of her horses.
    I watched the replay and it was horrific.
    This poor gelding was done – KILLED in only 2 starts!
    She trains at the Fairhill Training Center and the only thing left to do is to carry away this racehorse abuser and killer in handcuffs under our Felony Animal Cruelty laws.
    She’s well protected by her sadistic higher ups that probably enjoy her snuff films.
    BELLAMY’SPARTYGIRL. Bred in New York for the millions in breeding subsidies and NY bred stake races. Trained by serial killer Scott Lake at the time of her death.
    PEACE ACHIEVED. This 5 y.o racehorse achieved lots of money $557,079, but that STILL wasn’t enough to secure a soft landing because they literally run him into the ground.
    Serial racehorse killer Norm Casse got handed the horse by his Dad, another serial racehorse killer, Mark Casse. I guess it runs in the family? Nepotism at its worse. Instead of doing the right thing and retiring this high earner they just kept pounding on him when he more than earned his retirement – bastards.
    NYSHARES. A 3 y.o gelding killed in action by serial racehorse killer and claiming parasite Queen LINDA RICE. This horse was put through the sales ring with an RNA of $240,000 so was probably insured for that much. Linda Rice is supposed to be suspended but can find the money for a bevy of attorneys but can’t find one cent for all the racehorses she kills instead of retiring them and I’m told she’s never kept or taken care of one racehorse off the track throughout her killing “career.”
    Repeat doping violators all exploiting and killing their voiceless victims – men or women.

  2. Nothing will change. Forget about HISA or any other ridiculous appeasement attempt.
    The horses will continue to suffer and die. For many their short miserable lives end before or shortly after maturity and for others their suffering will continue with no good end in sight.
    Nobody with a functioning conscience can support this cruelty and enable the “elite” to make millions while the bottom feeders eke out a “living” with unsound horses, many of them discarded by the top tier.

    • Rose, “appeasement attempt” is a good way to describe HISA. It is absolutely ridiculous!!!! From what I have read, it is only too painfully obvious that the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority is a racing industry organization to protect horseracing and NOT HORSES! They only want to do things that would allegedly protect horses (as chattel) in order to preserve them for more abuse! Removing toe grabs and heel caulks from the racing plates, for example, would reduce certain types of injuries and that might mean that those particular horses are not fatally injured for that one race so that particular horse or group of horses can be counted in their “inventory” of horses available to fill a race card for more days of racing. I don’t know what number (of dead racehorses) is considered “normal” by the people who engage their time and energy in this egregious cruelty to horses, but it is only too painfully obvious that these human degenerates of our society are going to kill horses in this vile industry!!!! Whatever number is considered “normal” is another story, but the bottom line is horseracing is horse killing!!!!! It isn’t rocket science.

  3. Patrick, I would like your opinion on something. When we have been protesting at the race track at Del Mar I decided to make a sign that says, “ Gamblers Anonymous” with the phone number. My purpose in making the sign is to remind people what this so-called sport is really all about. Do you think that is a useful sign to carry as opposed to one of the graphic depictions of animal abuse?

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