Chart notes from U.S. Thoroughbred and Quarterhorse races last week.
Ray’s Big Boy “vanned off” at Louisiana
Incessant “returned bleeding from the nostrils” at Thistledown
Mattfoleyvanman “vanned off” at Will Rogers
Go Susan Go “vanned off” at Finger Lakes
Guccissimo “pulled up injured past wire” at Thistledown
You Sexy Boy “vanned off” at Will Rogers
Lrh Grant James “vanned off” at Delta
Distractandattack “vanned off” at Parx
Good Culture “suffered catastrophic injury, euthanized” at Parx
Moonlight Special “vanned off” at Delta
College Kid “limped to the wire” at Charles Town
Sizzlin Grace “bled, vanned off” at Delta
Ekg One Sweet Wagon “bled, vanned off” at Delta
What a Mesa “vanned off” at Belmont
Swanson Lake “vanned off, euthanized” at Churchill
Classic Farewell “went wrong, vanned off” at Fonner
Jay Boy “bled” at Los Alamitos
Fit for a King “fell, DNF” at Malvern
Girl Dad “fell, vanned off” at Malvern
Torch of Truth “vanned off” at Pimlico
Havnameltdown “catastrophic injury, euthanized on track” at Pimlico
Henry Henshaw “fell after wire” at Sam Houston
Carolina Mia “injured, vanned off, euthanized” at Golden Gate
While not all the “vanned” end up dead, most do, as borne out by our subsequent reporting. “Bled,” “Returned Bleeding From Nostrils”: pulmonary hemorrhage.
This is an abusive industry that brutalizes horses every day. The cruelty of racing and exploiting horses for wagering is a vice in the human character.
Gambling is one thing but using horses as gambling objects is vile. These horses didn’t deserve to be treated like this for human entertainment or money. Horses deserve so much better than this daily routine cruelty that is so brutal for the horses that their bodies can’t take it. Horse racing is horse abuse.
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