On July 9th, 5-year-old Coffee Man was vanned off after the 2nd at Mountaineer – this after averaging 25 lengths back over his previous five starts. He returned to finish last of 10 at Mountaineer on September 9th. He has not been heard from since. Trainer and owner team throughout this run, Virginia Demczyk/Rebecca Demczyk.
On July 19th, 7-year-old Storm Over Pawnee was vanned off after the 6th at Ruidoso. A month later, trainer/owner Paul Smith threw his charge into another claiming race at Ruidoso – last, 24+ back. He has not been heard from since.
On July 23rd, 8-year-old Carbonite was vanned off after a claiming race at Del Mar. A little over a month later, trainer/owner Robertino Diodoro raced him – and simultaneously put him up for sale again – at Canterbury Park. Carbonite finished second-to-last of 10, “never got into contention.” He has not been heard from since.
This is horseracing.