Last Week…

Horses “vanned off” U.S. tracks, Feb 13-19:

He’s a Candy Man, Turf
Under Rappes, Sunland
Morning Stride, Gulfstream
Ragtime Dolly, Mahoning (not reported as vanned, but “bled”)
Mischievous Jesse, Charles Town
Internet Girl, Fair Grounds
Vallarand, Aqueduct (not reported as vanned, but “bled”)
Glory to Me, Delta
Chaos Magic, Delta
Lexy Fast Girl, Sunland (also bled)
My Last Bullet, Sunland
Petit Verdot, Turfway
She’s a Black Belt, Aqueduct (subsequently confirmed dead)
Bodee Bodee, Delta
Hunter’s Drive, Fair Grounds
A Regal Cowgirl, Sunland
Sidney Sue, Gulfstream (after “collapsing on gallop out”)
Gam Gam Joann, Gulfstream
Little Lily Lu, Turf

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.

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  1. Please I know this is USA horse casualties.However, the UK with their Steeplechase races. Today Grand Torina an older mare leading the race fell and broke not only her leg(flailing in the air) but her neck as well. And over the weekend 2 horses in Musselburgh broke their necks. Please if any UK horse lovers read this site please advocate for the end of this barbaric Steeplechase activity.

    • TY, Nancy. Lots of tweets about her – one mentioned she was 12 but I haven’t confirmed. Of course, everyone is “so sad”. How many times can one be SO SAD but NOT decide to make changes?

  2. Joy, Race Horse Death Watch is a site out of the UK. It has stats and information pertaining to the “accidents”. Very similar to our site here.

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