Last Week’s Long List

Chart notes from U.S. Thoroughbred and Quarterhorse races last week.

Magical Gold “vanned off” at Lone Star
Willymar “vanned off” at Mountaineer
Tiz Gracie “stopped abruptly and returned bleeding” at Parx
Quien Es “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Skirts Kid “suffered an injury near the wire” at Thistledown
Lady Kvn “vanned off” at Horseshoe
Our Golden Boy “vanned off” at Mountaineer
Celtic Heart “returned lame, vanned off” at Parx
Three Sport Coats “vanned off” at Delaware
Chaysenbryn “injured, euthanized on track” at Belmont
Brokester “vanned off” at Charles Town
Prodigious Bay “vanned off” at Churchill
Lake Tahoe “bled from his nostrils” at Horseshoe
Juba Baby “fell, DNF” at Charles Town
Mommy Juice “gave way badly and bled” at Churchill
Lightemupwithcharm “bled, vanned off” at Delta
Bigg Shades of Gray “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Jm Mia “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Patriotic Uper “fell, vanned off” at Ruidoso
Cumberland “vanned off” at Belmont
Night Bling “vanned off” at Lone Star
Ladies First Flash “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Flashy Babe “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Cj Ausual Reason “vanned off” at Sam Houston
Surplus “vanned off” at Los Alamitos
Slews Fortune “fell, DNF” at Los Alamitos
Super Geek “vanned off” at Louisiana
Jamminjl “fell, euthanized” at Monmouth
Pure Elegance “slammed into an injured rival [above], DNF” at Monmouth
Strawberry Jam “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Winners Miracle “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Hard to Figure “bled following the race” at Santa Anita

While not all the “vanned” end up dead, most do, as borne out by our subsequent reporting. “Bled,” “Returned Bleeding From Nostrils”: pulmonary hemorrhage.

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  1. I saw quite a few charts with falls noted. They read like battlefield reports. This is a pathetic “sport”. People that support it fret over how the horses are when they see the falls, and yet they continue to support it, fretting over the next one, and the next one… because, among all the other issues, horses falling on the tracks are so common and inevitable. Hopefully, the “prayers” and worrying over the falls will be a moot point when this sport is closed down.

  2. Do you know the reason why they “fret” and still support racing?
    My guess is that it has to do primarily with making money off the lives of these animals but there is also the element of entertainment and excitement. With no regard for the welfare or rights of the animal.
    This is how disconnected people can be from the suffering and the rights of non human animals. It is a primary reason why I became a vegan. Once you are a vegan you understand to the depths of your being that animals have the complete and TOTAL right to their own lives and how they live them. We do not have that right to interfere with their lives, to manipulate their bodies, and we are, and should be, available to provide caretaking and protection, and nothing more. They are our animal cousins, our fellow sentient beings, and we must respect their lives as much as we expect them to respect ours.

    • MWaltien, that is so Awesome (vegan), I too have made healthy changes. I must admit, I have not been able to give up chicken…and I eat seafood,but,as far as beef and pork…I’ve given BOTH of those up.

    • God gave humans the option to eat certain animals deemed clean. He designated the difference between “clean” and “unclean” meats. Among the 4-legged animals, they must chew a cud and have cloven hooves. Beef is considered a clean meat. Horses do not chew a cud and they do not have cloven hooves. Besides that, horses and ponies are so similar to your pet dogs and cats. It’s just wrong on all points for humans to use horsemeat for food. The thought of it is revolting.
      There was a killbuyer of horses in Washington state who posted a comment on Facebook a few years ago advocating in a nutshell that animals should not have “rights” but that’s to be expected from someone who makes their living collecting “unwanted” horses so he can fill a contract with the meatpackers.

      • Hi Wanda,
        You have been a steadfast and knowledgeable ally for these victimized horses. I always appreciate and read your excellent comments. But there are many people who are now involved in fighting this vile industry, horseracing, who are also fighting the killing of any animals for human consumption or profit. We see the use of the animals for food as unnecessary. I see all animals, horses included, as thinking, feeling, sentient creatures who often trust humans not to harm them. Animals would never do to humans what we do to them. They kill only when they need to eat food and because their particular species might require eating meat. They don’t attack for fun. They aren’t sadists. They don’t use us for their own purposes.

        • Thank you, Martha. I always appreciate your comments as well. Being vegan was the original plan but after sin was introduced, things changed. In the garden of Eden it was possible to be vegan, but after the “first eviction” into areas of the planet less conducive to growing vegetables and fruits, God gave the option to eat certain meats. I think everyone should learn how to go vegetarian or vegan. There would be so many fewer people with health issues like obesity, diabetes, heart attacks and strokes. I agree that everyone should treat all animals humanely. I believe everyone has a responsibility to be kind to animals. Sadly, we don’t live in a perfect world. It’s vile to not care about the way animals are treated.

  3. Looks like Fabulous, Glamorous Charles Town Casino and Slaughter Emporium is enthusiastically embracing the HISA model of hiding their horse kills. Now they’re regularly “vanning off” their victims, rather than offing them right then and there.
    Guess it makes for a more “humane” presentation of their killings, at least to those in the public who don’t know any better. (And isn’t that the ultimate point of HISA, after all? To rescue the cruelest of cruelties from total societal repudiation?)

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