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

Do the Hustle “vanned off” at Finger Lakes
Triple the Gold “went wrong, vanned off” at Louisiana
Olczyk “went wrong, vanned off” at Louisiana
Runnin Joke “fell in post parade, scratched” at Parx
Im Jess an Angel “vanned off” at Prairie
Don Juan Bubba “vanned off” at Prairie
Leftlaneoutlaw “hit rail repeatedly” at Thistledown
Steppin Shep “vanned off” at Fairmount
Mor Mor Music “hit rival, DNF” at Louisiana
Not Likely “hit rival, DNF” at Louisiana
Constitutional Law “vanned off in distress” at Belterra
Bingo John “returned bleeding from the nostrils” at Finger Lakes
El Fulano “fell, DNF” at Horseshoe
Ratify “vanned off” at Delaware
Strange Fruit “bled [pulmonary hemorrhage]” at Aqueduct
Coney “vanned off” at Aqueduct
Will Virginia Dare “vanned off” at Belterra
Pterodactyl “went bad, vanned off” at Penn
Ungawa “fell, vanned off” at Prairie
Scramble “bled [pulmonary hemorrhage]” at Aqueduct
Daryl’s Bolt “vanned off” at Prairie
Moon Frolic “vanned off” at Aqueduct
Relentless Jewell “fell, vanned off” at Prairie

“Vanned Off”: Horse injured and required equine ambulance to get off the track. While not all the “vanned” end up dead, most do, as borne out by our subsequent reporting.

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  1. Your lists of recently “vanned off” horses are being read by a fair number of people on my FB page. I copy and paste. People make comments. I think that the message is hitting home for many, once it’s made clear how many are injured (and die). So, thank you for this latest list of victim horses.

    • Thank you for spreading the word on the fact that so many horses are exploited to death for racing and wagering, Martha.
      It’s mind-boggling to think of the degree of suffering that each horse is forced to endure AND the number of horses that are exploited and suffer is overwhelming as well.
      This is sickening that anyone would consider this abuse of horses as entertainment.

      • That’s interesting, Jack. You have absolutely no names, no dates, no pertinent facts, no evidence to back up your claim.
        For the sake of making a point, let’s assume that 100 horses were catastrophically injured on synthetic surfaces as opposed to 100 horses injured catastrophically on dirt and turf tracks. It appears that you’re taking the position that it’s okay to abuse the hell out of horses to their death and cause hideous and unnecessary suffering to the horses as long as it was on a synthetic surface.

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