Last week in U.S. Thoroughbred and Quarterhorse races

Glencairn “went wrong” at Delaware – subsequently confirmed dead
Truly the One “vanned off” at Louisiana
Indian Companion “bled” at Mountaineer
Seattle Brew “took a bad step, vanned off” at Louisiana
Risque Rebel “fell, DNF” at Parx
Scorpion Jack “vanned off” at Retama
Tomorrow Knows “vanned off” at Del Mar
G.A. Betting “pulled up in distress, vanned off” at Evangeline
Tidy Stripe “took a bad step” at Delaware – subsequently confirmed dead
Lady Breanna “vanned off” at Delaware
Tricky Magician “pulled up in distress, vanned off” at Saratoga
Stratus Bird “hit rail, fell, DNF” at Santa Rosa
Listen to Reason “vanned off” at Arapahoe
Jomelo “vanned off” at Arizona
Porter Creek “vanned off” at Canterbury
Five Carat Cat “fell, vanned off” at Colonial
Crafty Attack “crossed the wire in distress, vanned off” at Fairmount
Quinnehtukqut “suffered a catastrophic injury, euthanized” at Thistledown
Mutation “vanned off” at Thistledown
Jess Un Sies Mas “vanned off” at Arapahoe
Street Talkin Guy “pulled up in distress, vanned off” at Saratoga
Strategic Outlook “vanned off” at Saratoga

“Vanned Off”: unable to walk off course under own power; many of these horses will resurface on my FOIA kill-reports

“Bled,” “Returned Bleeding From Nostrils”: usually indicates pulmonary hemorrhage

(source: Equibase)

In the 3rd at Thistledown yesterday, Quinnehtukqut “suffered a catastrophic injury near the seven sixteenths pole” and, says Equibase, “was euthanized.” Quinnehtukqut was seven, and this was his 51st time under the whip. But that’s not all: In all but one of those 51 races, this long-abused animal was “For Sale” prior to – that’s “For Sale” 50 times over. Imagine that.

Quinnehtukqut’s “catastrophic injury” (around 2:00 mark, jockey in yellow cap)

Tidy Stripe, who was a “bad step, vanned off” in the 2nd at Delaware Thursday, is in fact dead – euthanized, says the Racing Commission, for a sesamoid fracture. Tidy Stripe was four; ’twas her 19th time under the whip.

This is horseracing.

Through a FOIA request to the Florida DBPR, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks thus far this year. Please note that the vast majority came without details (e.g., nature of injury); some quoted material was pulled from Equibase charts.

Sir Senescal, Jan 3, Gulfstream R – “fell, euthanized on track”

Precedence, Jan 12, Palm Meadows T

Halsey, Jan 12, Tampa Bay R – “took a bad step”

Classic Amadeus, Jan 13, Gulfstream T

Super Baby, Jan 13, Palm Meadows T

Wanda Girl, Jan 16, Gulfstream T

Don’s Beach, Jan 16, Tampa Bay R

Dreamingofmermaids, Jan 24, Gulfstream R – “went wrong, pulled up in distress”

Future Treasure, Jan 24, Gulfstream West T

Tripwire, Jan 26, Gulfstream R – “collapsed fatally”

San Diego Slugger, Jan 27, Gulfstream R (died or euthanized next day)

She’s Unbridled, Jan 31, Gulfstream T

yet-to-be-named, Feb 2, Gulfstream T

Frankie’s Dragon, Feb 2, Pompano T

No More Cache, Feb 2, Tampa Bay R – “took a bad step”

Siberian Treasure, Feb 3, Gulfstream T

Lodestar, Feb 3, Tampa Bay R – “open, total disarticulation fracture”

Souper Wish, Feb 10, Palm Meadows T

Aeromosa, Feb 10, Tampa Bay R – “sudden death” (three years old)

Porter Street, Feb 18, Gulfstream R – “pulled up in distress”

Oro Bird, Feb 18, Gulfstream R – “went wrong”

Ms. Maximum, Feb 22, Gulfstream R – “pulled up in distress”

First Warrior, Feb 23, Gulfstream R – “sustained a fatal leg injury, fell”

Pop’s Irish Rose, Feb 28, Gulfstream R – “pulled up in distress, euthanized on track”

Howies Dune, Mar 2, Gulfstream T

Lunar Illusion, Mar 3, Palm Meadows T

Giant Dilemma, Mar 16, Gulfstream R – “went wrong”

Savannah Belle, Mar 17, Palm Meadows T

Miss Contessa, Mar 20, Gulfstream R – “location of deceased animal: rakeyard where she was put down”

Whiskey Train, Mar 23, Tampa Bay R – “multiple fractures fetlock”

Union Ranks, Mar 30, Tampa Bay R – “fracture cannon bone”

Alpha Orionis, Mar 31, Palm Meadows T

Bertie Mee, Mar 31, Tampa Bay T – “comminuted fracture pastern”

Gran Paraiso, Mar 31, Tampa Bay R – “sesamoid fracture, rupture”

Morning Buzz, Apr 5, Gulfstream R – “pulled up in distress”

Notcho Daddy, Apr 5, Tampa Bay R – “collapse, cardiac episode” (two years old)

Divide, Apr 7, Gulfstream T

Mongo Nation, Apr 7, Gulfstream T

Fast Track Kathern, Apr 7, Gulfstream R – “pulled up in distress, euthanized on track”

Flashgun, Apr 10, Gulfstream T

Night Rythm, Apr 12, Tampa Bay R – “sesamoid fracture, suspensory rupture”

Wiwi Celebration, Apr 13, Tampa Bay R – “fracture, [ligament] severed/ruptured”

Queen Sofia, Apr 15, Tampa Bay – “complications from pleuropneumonia”

Zero Out, Apr 16, Tampa Bay T – “euthanized due to condyle”

Before, Apr 18, Palm Meadows T

Silver Drill, Apr 20, Gulfstream T

Dash of Dazzle, Apr 21, Gulfstream T

Cut Me Loose, Apr 21, Gulfstream West T

Catholic Brother, Apr 24, Palm Meadows T

U S Academy, Apr 26, Gulfstream R (died or euthanized Apr 29)

Pictures of You, Apr 28, Tampa Bay T – “fracture sesamoids”

Sly Embrace, May 3, Tampa Bay R – “fracture P1 and ankle”

Bear Field, May 6, Gulfstream T

Nodebtdanny, May 11, Gulfstream T

Saratoga Breeze, May 17, Gulfstream R – “fell leaving the turn”

Jazzy Beach, May 20, Gulfstream T

Paint in Black, May 23, Gulfstream T

Big Alex, May 26, Gulfstream West T

Dempsey, May 30, Gulfstream R – “pulled up in distress”