Horseracing’s Casualties, 10/13/14-10/19/14

Virtually without exception, “broke down” is racing-speak for dead; “vanned off” translates to a better-than-even chance of dead.

Broke Down:
Giant Hearted Lee, Oct 13, Belmont 5
Cactus City Road, Oct 13, Laurel 2
Put It Back Martha, Oct 15, Charles Town 3
Sheza Freak, Oct 17, Delta 7 (reported “euthanized”)
Fly to Freedom, Oct 17, Santa Anita 3
Dreamo, Oct 18, Penn 9 (reported “euthanized”)

Vanned Off:
Nena’s Forever, Oct 13, Gulfstream W 1
Platitude, Oct 14, Indiana 8 (later confirmed dead)
Masaru, Oct 14, Indiana 8 (later confirmed dead)
Montezuma Express, Oct 14, Indiana 8
Jonny Boy Conn, Oct 14, Parx 10
Eightnchangegroom, Oct 14, Zia 9
Strictly Business, Oct 14, Zia 10
Lakota Road, Oct 14, Zia 12
Fulton Street, Oct 15, Delaware 3
Lewis City, Oct 15, Hawthorne 1
Gutshot Straight, Oct 16, Golden Gate 7
Stash the Cat, Oct 16, Gulfstream W 1
Free Range Man, Oct 16, Gulfstream W 6
Flat in Charge, Oct 16, Gulfstream W 7
Wave of the Wand, Oct 16, Hawthorne 8
Wisdom of Oz, Oct 17, Belmont 5
Downright Joyous, Oct 17, Penn 9
Samba Pa Ti, Oct 18, Albuquerque 4
Irish Donnie, Oct 18, Delaware 3
Jennakins, Oct 18, Golden Gate 5
Exuberant Song, Oct 18, Gulfstream W 1
Tohaveandtohold, Oct 18, Gulfstream W 2
Lemon Point, Oct 18, Gulfstream W 7
Easy Cash Fenimore, Oct 18, Lone Star 5
Fuzzy Dice, Oct 18, Parx 9
Airogant, Oct 18, Zia 1
Locks of Gold, Oct 19, Belterra 3
Tamarack Smarty, Oct 19, Turf 5
Royal Quick Shine, Oct 19, Will Rogers 1
Just Leaveitalone, Oct 19, Will Rogers 2

Filantropo, Oct 13, Gulfstream W 8, “stumbled badly,” DNF
Street Law, Oct 16, Hawthorne 6, fell, DNF
Jade Master, Oct 18, Finger Lakes 7, “appeared in distress,” DNF
Midnight Geno, Oct 18, Penn 9, fell, DNF



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  1. It just sickens me that this continues to happen, and that these gorgeous animals mean so little to the people that should respect them the most. Anyone who isn’t bothered by all of this has no heart nor soul and will have to answer for their actions. I’m thankful that I’ve never bet on any race, so I’m not guilty of their mistreatment.

  2. Another 7 days, another 40 horses (that we know of) that endured additional pain and suffering. It is so sickening.

    Stuart Sackowitz, you can find the owners and trainers (and breeders) of these horses on Equibase.

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