Sometimes the Kills Can Be Seen a Mile Away

Further details on some of the West Virginia dead.

The final six races for Edwin Tobin-trained/owned Rebellious Dreamer (all claiming):
October 15, 2014 – last of 9
November 20 – 8th of 10
December 20 – 7th of 10
August 26, 2015 – last of 7
September 25 – last of 8
October 13 – “vanned off after race” – “Humanely Destroyed”

The entire “career” of One Eyed Clyde (all but one claiming):
June 27, 2013 (trainer, Clovis Crane), last of 6, 35+ lengths back
July 26 (Crane), won
July 25, 2014 (Crane), last of 8, 25+ lengths back
August 9 (trainer, Dennis Beattie), last of 9, 33 lengths back
August 30 (Beattie), last of 10, 25 lengths back
September 19 (trainer, Sylvia Johnson), last of 8, 15+ lengths back
October 29 (trainer, Rhea Pennella), 6th of 10
November 8, (Pennella), last of 7, 32 lengths back
December 27 (Pennella), last of 10, 62 lengths back
13 days later – Dead from colic

The final eleven races for Acceptance Letter (all claiming):
September 20, 2012 (trainer, Donnovan Haughton) – 7th of 9
October 27 (Haughton) – 8th of 10
November 15 (Haughton) – 7th of 10
May 25, 2013 (Haughton) – last of 7, 46 lengths back
June 1 (Haughton) – 4th of 7
June 14 (Haughton) – last of 8
June 29 (Haughton) – last of 8
July 10, 2015 – after a 2-year hiatus (trainer, Erin Johnston) – last of 10, 44 lengths back
July 29 (Johnston) – 9th of 10, 23+ lengths back
August 14 (Johnston) – 6th of 9
August 28 (Johnston) – “broke down” (“fractured shoulder, broken neck”) – Dead

Three more lost, hopeless souls driven into the ground, and to their deaths – for $2 bets. Horseracing kills horses, America. Lots of them. End it. Now.

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