Last Week…

Horses “vanned off” U.S. tracks, Apr 3-Apr 9:

Corky’s Cause, Parx
Zatter, Turf
Friend, Mahoning
Challenge Princess, Tampa Bay
Lady Laoban, Aqueduct
Practical Julia, Aqueduct
Cecilia’s Wings, Gulfstream
Above the Law, Los Alamitos
Ravina Lane, Turf

And while not reported as “vanned,” the following…

Obstinate “injured in gate, scratched” at Parx
Country Ruckus “bled” at Mahoning
One Fabulous Memory “bad step, DNF” at Remington
Autumn “fell, DNF” at Aqueduct
Little Vic “bled” at Aqueduct
Midnight Jostar “fell, DNF” at Santa Anita

While not all the “vanned” end up dead, most do, as borne out by our subsequent reporting. “Bled” almost always indicates pulmonary hemorrhage.

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  1. I was reading about Lady Laoban and her sire Laoban. He was killed by the veterinarian. He had been given some sort of cocktail of drugs and vitamins to improve his interest in breeding. I guess those monsters responsible for his well being had no need of a “useless eater”. Poor fellow.

  2. Sometimes I wonder if the veterinarian that did that was honestly that incompetent or if it was a lie to cover up for their deviant behavior/actions in order to say it was an accidental death for the insurance claim. It’s a no-brainer that the owners of a stallion at stud would have an insurance policy on him.
    Normally, they would inject the horse with hormones. A Japanese-owned horse named FUSAICHI PEGASUS was one such horse. They complained that he only liked cheap mares. I saw a video that says he sold for $70-million, the highest priced Thoroughbred stallion. It’s sickening what they do to horses for money.

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