Last week on U.S. tracks (flats only; does not include training or harness casualties):

“Broke Down” – virtually without exception an industry euphemism for dead
Nationbuilder, Great Meadow (reported as “died from heart attack”)
Laura’s Babydoll, Santa Anita

“Vanned Off” – horse unable to walk off track under own power; good-chance dead
Sachicomula, Finger Lakes – subsequently confirmed dead
Saleofthecentury, Turf
Watch Me Go, Zia
Dionysus, Indiana
Secret Hunting, Indiana
She’s My Ghibli, Belmont – subsequently confirmed dead
Rosa Carina, Penn
Stag Tonight, Delta
Jaded Expression, Remington
Golden Silence, Santa Anita
Imperious One, Santa Anita
Fitz’s Storm, Hawthorne
Corona Ela, Los Alamitos
Secondswitch, Los Alamitos
Cry From the Heart, Penn
Old Harbor, Belmont
Gata Win, Delta
Rocky Policy, Laurel
Bobby McDuffie, Penn (“went bad”)
Lovely Wink, Penn
Hope Flys, Zia
Midnight Hawk, Belmont
Sayitright Kat, Gulfstream W
All Y’all, Keeneland
Kerisma, Mountaineer
Miss Furyofthewind, Zia
Sensational Dash, Zia

“Bled”; “Bleeding From Nostrils” – as a rule, indicates pulmonary hemorrhage
Emile, Hawthorne (also “vanned off”)
Slew Hunter, Remington
E Warfare, Belmont (also “vanned off”)
Ignotus, Laurel
Native Forest, Penn

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(source: Equibase)

The Equibase line for 12-year-old Nationbuilder in the 3rd at Great Meadow (Virginia steeplechase) Saturday: “stumbled, fell – and died from a heart attack.”

“Died from a heart attack.”

This was the fifth time this old – for Racing, that is – horse had been raced this year; twice – in April and again in May – he was a “fell, DNF.” Now, he’s dead.

This is horseracing.

Belmont’s ugly week continues with two more dead “athletes.” The Gaming Commission reports that 6-year-old Long Blooming Rose was euthanized after “rupturing a suspensory” while training yesterday; 6-year-old Winter Games was euthanized after snapping a leg Thursday. At the moment, it is unclear under what circumstances the latter occurred. New York’s 2016 Dead-Racehorse Watch is at 102.

From the NYS Gaming Commission – all at Belmont Park:

2-year-old The Silver Frisby euthanized after breaking a leg while training Monday. She was being prepped for her debut.

3-year-old A Chip and a Chair euthanized (on-track) after fracturing a pair of sesamoids while training Wednesday. He was last raced at Saratoga in August.

2-year-old She’s My Ghibli euthanized after breaking a leg in the 9th race Wednesday. It was her second time under the whip.

6-year-old Baccelo euthanized after breaking a leg while training yesterday. Made in Brazil, he was last raced at Belmont earlier this month.

These four bring New York’s 2016 dead-horse total to 100. 100.

Please stop betting on horse races.

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