Chart notes from U.S. Thoroughbred and Quarterhorse races last week.
Guarding Elk Camp “vanned off” at Turf
Soupster “fell, DNF” at Parx
Hey It’s Tati “hit fallen rival, DNF” at Parx
B B’s Rocket “hit fallen rival, DNF” at Parx
Shirley Greene “hit fallen rival, DNF” at Parx
I’mnotforeveryone “vanned off” at Zia
Azzurro “vanned off” at Churchill
Towering Orbit “vanned off, [euthanized]” at Aqueduct
Bogey Free “vanned off” at Churchill
Horse Daddy “vanned off” at Churchill
Infinite Empire “hit rail, DNF” at Del Mar
Kazuhiko “collapsed, [died]” at Del Mar
Helicopter Money “bled” at Aqueduct
Cajun Commander “vanned off” at Aqueduct
Christian C “vanned off” at Hawthorne
Sunny Spirit “vanned off” at Laurel
Willy’s Castle “vanned off” at Mahoning
Winners Miracle “vanned off” at Zia
Beowulf “fell, DNF” at Charleston
The Insider “fell, DNF” at Charleston
Coast of Roan “collapsed, [died]” at Del Mar
Catania “vanned off” at Hawthorne
Kemba “vanned off” at Laurel
Till Then “took a bad step, euthanized on track” at Mountaineer
Devilish Tail “vanned off” at Mountaineer
Double Surprise “went over rail, vanned off” at Will Rogers
Df Fabulous Scout “vanned off” at Zia
While not all the “vanned off” end up dead, most do, as borne out by our subsequent reporting. “Bled,” “Returned Bleeding From Nostrils”: pulmonary hemorrhage.
Sigh. Another long list of on-track carnage for the week. But, whatever you do, don’t ask HISA what’s become of these equine victims; they won’t answer you. Because, after all the hoopla and fanfare surrounding their grand entrance as “regulators,” HISA has proven themselves to be just another public relations/marketing arm of the thoroughbred racing industry.)
Another repulsive crippling and, most likely, killing list to some degree.
Every racehorse on this list counts, but I want to expose a few in more detail.
BOGEY FREE. This 2 y.o baby filly was tortured. In her first race, she finished last by some 15+ lengths barely making it through the race. They weren’t done torturing her yet because in her second race on 11/10/22 she was “vanned-off” as indicated here. This racehorse was a baby still in diapers if you want to compare it to her human counterpart.
Yet, she was forced into hard training at about 18 months old, and it seems obvious to me that she had some serious issues which is transparent in her first start.
She was sent out to die, more or less, after they tortured her.
KERI BRION serial horse killer strikes again whether it’s maiming or killing. This time her victim is THE INSIDER (IRE) and if this industry can’t file animal cruelty charges against this pathetic human being then this business needs to be shut down.
As we know, there are many trainers the same as Ms. Brion when it comes to killing, but this business condones this behavior.
The sickest part of this scenario is that Ms. Brion and her horses that are permanently mangled or die are all being financially supported by taxpayers and/or casino profits endorsed by our politicians.
Furthermore, the majority of her owners live in Europe so they don’t contribute hardly any type of taxes in this state resulting in minimal financial benefits to the local communities, yet, millions is handed over to them every single year.
Christian C is a 9 y.o gelding who was a stake winner and high earner in his day. Making over $310,000 for his connections and now not performing was dumped into claiming. It was time to get rid of him because these owners steal the money that this horse made, takes it away from him, and doesn’t give him the decent retirement that he so deserved. This, as most of us know, is a common scenario in horse racing. They simply do not want to pay for their horses when they can no longer earn and become a liability. This is all too common in horse racing and the industry does ZIPPO to protect earners let alone the rest.
Now running for a flake of hay in bottoms $5000, all crippled up, most likely, ended up being “vanned-off” his earnings not any benefit to him at all, but to his exploiters only.
BEOWULF 2 races before he broke down he DNF’d. Yet, they patched him up with whatever knowing that he was not well and risked his life for another van-off.
Out of this total of 27 “van-offs” 18 of these racehorses were running on tracks that are financially supported by subsidies endorsed and provided for by our elected politicians.
The horror show continues at the expense of the racehorses, education, children and our local communities.