Last week in American horseracing (not including training and harness casualties).

“Broke Down” – racing-speak for dead
“Vanned Off” – unable to walk off track under own power; many, if not most, of these names will re-surface on my year-end FOIA kill reports
“Bled,” “Returned Bleeding From Nostrils” – usually indicates pulmonary hemorrhage

Silverscreenactres “pulled up lame, vanned off” at Parx
Gold Line Express “broke down” at Will Rogers
Callmeback “went wrong, pulled up in distress, vanned off” at Mahoning
Sweet Sunday “vanned off” at Sunland
Market Kitten “vanned off” at Turf
Lady Gregoria “vanned off” at Tampa Bay
Keihl Crissia “broke down” at Golden Gate
Silver Lining John “vanned off” at Oaklawn
Unhinched “fell, DNF” at Charles Town
Christmas Barn “fell, DNF” at Charles Town
Michaels Butterfly “was pulled up lame, vanned off” at Laurel
Chiseled in Stone “vanned off” at Los Alamitos
Summer Solution “vanned off” at Tampa Bay
She’s So Carolina “came back bleeding from the nose” at Charles Town
Groom Scholarship “pulled up lame, vanned off” at Charles Town
Littleriverrock “vanned off” at Oaklawn
Exquisite Bling “broke down” at Oaklawn
Solar Zone “broke down” at Santa Anita
Delta Court “vanned off” at Turf
Kid Cruz “sluggish under the whip…two to three bad steps…vanned off” at Aqueduct
Rock Flavor “vanned off” at Santa Anita

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(source: Equibase)

Last week in American horseracing (not including training and harness casualties).

(Remember, “broke down” is racing-speak for dead; “vanned off” translates to good-chance dead. If in doubt, see my year-end FOIA kill reports.)

Bugtime Shine “vanned off” at Louisiana
Sir Lowry’s Pass “pulled up in distress, vanned off” at Mahoning
Steve Says No “pulled up lame, vanned off” at Parx
Toccetive “vanned off” at Turf
Sweet Lu “vanned off” at Turf
Mahanco “fell at the 8th pole and was euthanized” at Delta
Perfect Game “vanned off” at Fair Grounds
Itsgoodinthehood “bled” at Aqueduct
Fillet of Sole “bled” at Aqueduct
Zarla “bled” at Delta
Smittys Cougar “vanned off” at Fair Grounds
Rhett’s Image “collapsed after the finish, vanned off” at Golden Gate
Brews Jj “vanned off” at Sunland
Sc Dustychampion “vanned off” at Sunland
Candy Waltz “vanned off” at Tampa Bay
Proletariat “vanned off” at Aqueduct
Zen Papa “fell, DNF” at Laurel
Royal Saint “broke down” at Laurel
Eagle Bayou “vanned off” at Remington
Mastery “vanned off” at Santa Anita
Nowalking “vanned off” at Santa Anita
Miss Sugars “vanned off” at Santa Anita
Secret Missile “vanned off” at Turfway
Read the Dream “took some bad steps…euthanized” at Aqueduct
Baby Lia “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Tito Control “fell over fallen foe, DNF” at Gulfstream
Stormy’s Return “fell, got vanned off” at Gulfstream
Initiative “vanned off” at Los Alamitos
Bv Midnite Express “vanned off” at Remington
Bobbie Lincoln “vanned off” at Santa Anita (after winning)

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(source: Equibase)

The chart (Equibase) line for Read the Dream in the 7th this afternoon at Aqueduct: “…took some bad steps approaching the three-sixteenths marker, was pulled up in short order, then was subsequently euthanized” (on-track, as it turns out).

Incidentally, Read’s “bad steps” in the stretch were conveniently left out of camera view on the official NYRA replay; the track announcer uttered not a single word of them. Worse still, as one horse lay dying – awaiting “the pink” – another was being feted in the “Winner’s Circle.”

This is horseracing.

https://www.nyra.com/aqueduct/racing/replays (race 7)

Dead Racehorses in California, February:

Golden Ocean, February 2, Golden Gate, race 4 – “went wrong and fell…euthanized at the scene”

Dry Ice, February 3, Cal Expo – “Post time for the seventh race was at 8:23PM. The eight horse field left the paddock at approximately 8:17PM. #1 ‘Dry Ice’ fell at approximately the 3/8 pole after the post parade. CHRB Veterinarian advised us that the horse was deceased. ‘Dry Ice’ was scratched and removed by the horse ambulance. Seventh race was off at 8:49PM. More to follow.”

Sizzling Bel, February 4, Golden Gate, race 1 – “suffered an injury to the right foreleg and was euthanized at the scene”

Spirit Rules, February 5, Golden Gate, training – “sustained an injury during training hours…euthanized”

unidentified, week January 30-February 5, Santa Anita, training

unidentified, week February 6-February 12, Santa Anita, racing/training

unidentified, week February 7-February 12, Los Alamitos, racing

unidentified, week February 7-February 12, Los Alamitos, racing

Eaglemaker, February 11, Santa Anita, race 9 – “went wrong, fell”

Storming Candy, February 19, Santa Anita, race 1 – “suffered a catastrophic injury…euthanized”

Dixie Ballet, February 19, Santa Anita, race 2 – “fell…unfortunately the horse was euthanized”

unidentified, week February 13-February 20, Santa Anita, racing/training

unidentified, week February 13-February 20, Santa Anita, racing/training

Dance the Waltz, February 24, Los Alamitos, race 2 – “went wrong and was pulled up…vanned off and euthanized”

unidentified, week February 21-February 26, Santa Anita, racing/training

(source: California Horse Racing Board)