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

Fretensis “vanned off” at Presque Isle
Adano “returned bleeding from the nostrils” at Thistledown
Pave My Way “appeared in distress, vanned off” at Finger Lakes
Toto’srubyslippers “went wrong, in distress, vanned off” at Belterra
Mongolian Panther “visible bleeding from nose, vanned off” at Finger Lakes
Running Water “vanned off” at Horseshoe
Broad Jumper “fell, DNF” at Parx
New York Miracle “went wrong, fell, vanned off” at Belterra
Goldbuster “vanned off” at Colonial
Uncle Harry “vanned off” at Ellis
Badger Tooth “pulled up lame, vanned off” at Laurel
Willie the Man “fell, vanned off” at Arapahoe
Foot Rub Love “vanned off” at Belterra
Monkey Wrench “fell, DNF” at Charles Town
Hillbilly Rock “fell, DNF” at Charles Town
Five Bar Joy “bled, vanned off” at Delta
Coronas Make Me Wild “broke down” at Gillespie
Bluto’s Candy “fell, DNF” at Gulfstream
Storming Peace “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Call the Cavalry “vanned off” at Saratoga
Millers Spotted Cash “hit rail, DNF” at Fair Meadows
Calling All Angels “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Hazelmoor Beach “returned bleeding” at Laurel
Chimera “vanned off” at Ruidoso
One Valiant Love “vanned off” at Ruidoso

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. The lists grow longer each week, and this last week included what appeared to be many serious falls of the horses, and a jockey continuing to ride on a dramatically lame horse. Shame on these no-talent riders, and the people that send their horses knowing full well they may not come back to the barn.
    And thank goodness about Golden Gate!!
    The writing is on the wall! I see it even in my state!

    • Right on! About all of it.
      And I’m pretty convinced that, though the lists are getting longer, there’s actually fewer admissions of these “incidents” reported in the charts. After all, what motivation do chartwriters have to note each and every van-off, on-track euth, sudden death, starting gate mangling, etc? They know these comments and footnotes will be used to the detriment of their employment, their track, their whole sick game. So I think many of them regularly omit the pesky little details from the Equibase record.

  2. Marie, honestly these jockeys appear from no where riding anywhere anytime. They impress me as being the next wannabe superstars of jockeying.

  3. Vanned off, fell, broke down, went wrong. Always making light of injuries and deaths as if this not a serious or important incident.

    How is this is going on without raising more concerns?

    So sickening, such a shameful vile industry.

    • Exactly, Lynn. This is Business As Usual for this sickening, shameful, vile industry. Anybody with a conscience would walk away from this morally depraved abuse of horses.

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