Last week on U.S. Flat (Thoroughbred/Quarterhorse) Tracks:

Quiet Spring “took bad steps, vanned off” at Will Rogers
My Legacy “vanned off the track” at Will Rogers
Lonemire “vanned off” at Remington
Bv Silver Wings “bled” at Remington
Cashmeifucan “vanned off” at Charles Town
Pump Room “went wrong, vanned off” at Gulfstream
One Sweet Candy “bled” at Remington
Aggressive Driver “bled, vanned off” at Ruidoso

“Vanned Off”: exactly how it sounds – the horse was unable to walk off the track on his own and required the “equine ambulance.” While not all of these horses end up dead, most do, as borne out by my year-end FOIA reports.

“Bled/Returned Bleeding From Nostrils”: typically indicates pulmonary hemorrhage.

(source: Equibase)

Yesterday, according to Equibase, at Oaklawn Park (one of only five tracks open):

In the 2nd, Slovak “gave way in the far turn, pulled up, vanned off.”

In the 5th, Rockys Warrior “pulled up in apparent distress, vanned off.”

In the 7th, Midnight Sway “pulled up in apparent distress, vanned off.”

It’s a good bet that as I write at least one, if not all three, is dead. (I do have a FOIA request in to the notoriously uncooperative Arkansas Racing Commission. We’ll see.)

Horses “vanned off” after U.S. Thoroughbred/QuarterHorse races last week. While not all horses “vanned off” end up dead, most do, as borne out by my year-end FOIA reports. In other words, the majority of these names will resurface on my killed lists.

Proud Supporter at Parx
Sheriffsheriff at Turf
Rollin Inside Out at Mahoning
Itshouldbefine at Penn
Dreamcatcher at Turf
Skip Chaser not vanned but “bled” at Delta
Lucky Artie at Fair Grounds (“while bleeding from the nostrils”)
Into Bluegrass at Charles Town (after falling over the dying Princess Rashelle)
Witt’s Gold not listed as vanned but “fell, DNF” at Sam Houston
J Eagle Eye at Sunland (after having “bled, fell”)
Montauk Memories at Aqueduct
Sunny Spot not vanned but “returned bleeding from the nostrils” at Golden Gate
Frolic More not vanned but “returned bleeding” at Oaklawn
Exciting Summer not vanned but “returned bleeding through his mouth” at Sunland
Ganster Americano not vanned but “bled” at Sunland

(source: Equibase)

Horses “vanned off” after U.S. Thoroughbred/QuarterHorse races last week. While not all horses “vanned off” end up dead, most do, as borne out by my year-end FOIA reports. In other words, the majority of these names will resurface on my killed lists.

Accabonac Harbor at Aqueduct
Graveyard Shift at Parx (after being “ridden back to the paddock lame”)
Veil’s Vengeance at Sunland
Harlan Selection at Sam Houston (“fell after wire in distress”)
Senor Grits at Turf
Somethingtotellyou at Aqueduct
Containment at Fair Grounds
Mac McLovin at Fonner
Terrible Tara not vanned but “slammed into the rail, DNF” at Gulfstream
Rally Cap not vanned but “reported to have bled” at Aqueduct
Takeoff at Aqueduct
Dyna’s Knight at Laurel (“after being pulled up lame”)
Winslow Honey at Parx
Warrens Lil Margie not vanned but “bled” at Golden Gate
Singaprayer at Rillito

(source: Equibase)

Horses “Vanned Off” after U.S. Thoroughbred/QuarterHorse races last week. While not all horses “vanned off” end up dead, most do, as borne out by my year-end FOIA reports. In other words, the majority of these names will resurface on my killed lists.

Uno Dos Tres at Tampa Bay
Taco at Tampa Bay
Scribe at Gulfstream
Riveter Gloria at Charles Town
Industrious at Sunland
Mr. Philly Dilly at Gulfstream
Devil’s Drama at Oaklawn
Randy’s Boy at Rillito
Blind Sea at Sam Houston
Gongheifatchoy at Aqueduct
Jessa Spitfire at Louisiana
Way too Smarte at Oaklawn
Different Days at Oaklawn
Arizona Chrome at Sunland

(source: Equibase)