Casualties of Gambling, 2/16/15-2/22/15

The following horses were casualties on American tracks last week. This list, however, includes only raceday victims, for while I’d prefer to submit a more complete reckoning, the training carnage is almost entirely covered up.

Reported as died, euthanized, or “broke down” – racing-speak for dead:
Ms P K Blue, Turf
Doubly Smart, Parx
Dylbug, Turf

Reported as “vanned off” – left via ambulance, a better-than-even chance of dead:
Royal Blue Miracle, Louisiana
Honey Boy, Sam Houston
Mag’s Wild Woman, Delta
Brendon’s Pic, Fair Grounds
Zenji, Los Alamitos
Wild Tchoupitoulas, Fair Grounds
Mean Season, Gulfstream
Sprague River, Santa Anita (later confirmed dead)
I’m So Lucky, Tampa Bay
Winsome Gift, Rillito
Red Boots, Los Alamitos
Lonesome Street, Tampa Bay

High On Ayden, Sunland, “flipped in paddock and busted his lip,” was raced anyway

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  1. Mean Season is alive and well. He is reported as sound. Saw this news on DRF Twitter news feed on their website. The trainer tweeted it.

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