Abused, Missing: Vindiania, Hombre de La Noche, Dark Alley, Jimmy Jack

On August 1st at Indiana, 2-year-old Vindiania was a “bled” DNF. On October 28th, he was raced again – 9th of 10, 25+ lengths back. He has not been heard from since. Most recent connections: C. Steve Larue, James Bickett.

On August 2nd at Ruidoso, 4-year-old Hombre de La Noche was vanned off. He resurfaced at Zia seven weeks later – last of 10. He has not been heard from since. Most recent connections: Gene Burden, Luis Rogelio Nava.

On August 4th at Penn, 4-year-old Dark Alley was a “stumbled badly” DNF. He was put to the whip twice more in the ensuing 24 days: 9th, 8th. He has not been heard from since. Most recent connections: Flint Stites, Short Straw Stable.

On August 14th at Charles Town, 3-year-old Jimmy Jack “fell over a fallen rival…and walked off with blood coming out of his left nostril.” He was raced twice after: last of 10, last of 10 – the latter, 31+ back. He has not been heard from since November. Most recent connections: David Walters, Mountain View Racing.

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  1. Sickening. Horses the comparable age of human grade-schoolers used for bets and egos and jobs…gone. And NO ONE (but the “users”) is aware. Except we are now, thanks to this site. Racing industry members, for SHAME. Absolutely sickening.

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