The Week in Horseracing (8/1-8/7)

Last week on U.S. tracks (flats only; does not include training or harness casualties):

Domestic Warrior, Saratoga, “broke down, euthanized”

Busy Busy Busy, Parx, “broke down”

Greatwhite Buffalo, Presque Isle, “broke down”

Lady Sequoia, Delaware, “vanned off”

Time for a Win, Louisiana, “vanned off”

Zambito, Thistledown, “went lame, vanned off”

Believe in Kitten, Belterra, “vanned off”

Junior Prime, Charles Town, “returned sore”

Fiery Royal Cartel, Arapahoe, “distress after finish, vanned off”

Bad Asset, Belterra, “vanned off”

Lew’s Legacy, Charles Town, “vanned off”

Charlies Gun, Hazel, “broke down”

Step Three, Indiana, “stumbled badly, DNF”

Dandy Dan, Ruidoso, “vanned off”

Do U Know Who I Am, Santa Rosa, “vanned off”

Three for Me, Saratoga, “vanned off” (after winning)

Bonita Bully, Albuquerque, “fell and was vanned off”

Aubrey’s Joy, Charles Town, “tripped, fell, DNF”

Rock’s Dream, Charles Town, “fell, DNF”

Kalamaity Gem, Emerald, “vanned off”

Walk Hot Coals, Indiana, “vanned off”

Beautyinthepulpit, Laurel, “lame, vanned off”

Prince Artie, Laurel, “returned lame, vanned off”

Ganymede, Penn, “pulled up in distress”

Lady of Troy, Santa Rosa, “lame, vanned off”

Handsome N Dashin, Albuquerque, “vanned off”

Stormardini, Ellis, “vanned off”

Polished Silver, Los Alamitos, “vanned off after earning the show”

Jml Quicksilver, Los Alamitos, “stumbled badly, DNF”

Sneakin Away, Mountaineer, “vanned off”

Burst of Fire, Presque Isle, “collided with the fallen horse [who died], vanned off”

Isutalkintome, Presque Isle, “fell and expired”

Lous Brother, Ruidoso, “fell break, vanned”

Kathy’s Humor, Saratoga, “vanned off”

“broke down” – virtually without exception an industry euphemism for dead
“vanned off” – horse unable to walk off track under own power; good-chance dead

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(source: Equibase)


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  1. More deaths
    More deaths
    More deaths
    More deaths
    More deaths
    More deaths
    More deaths

    Never ending……
    And the racing industry does NOTHING.

    Hey folks, I reckon we can well and truly do without this abhorrent animal cruelty.
    We are after all a civilised society, aren’t we?

  2. Yes Carolyn the folks who “love,” and “care” for their horses do NOTHING when they DIE!
    The industry who makes BILLIONS does NOTHING to prevent this carnage.
    So it’s up to us to ensure that this cruelty circus, and death camp gets shut down one racetrack at a time.
    We must continue to be a voice for these voiceless racehorses as they DIE laying in the dirt.
    Facts don’t lie, but the industry continues to dispute facts.

  3. I want to talk about two more lists. The vets list and the bleeders list. Every track has them, and not available to the public. First I will discuss the bleeders list, this is the PA rules regarding this . Horses are stressed to the point during racing or training that they bleed from their lungs ( pulmonary hemorrhage). Every horse you see racing that is receiving Lasix (furosemide) is a victim of this….every single horse.

  4. The other list is the Veterinary List. Every horse that comes back sore, breaks down, or is vanned off should be on this list. Other horses included on this list are late scratches during post parades or training injuries that might have been noticed during exercise. The link I am providing is the California Horse Racing Board Vets List for 8/8/16, I was surprised to see this, as it is the only reference that I could find. It is 132 pages long. I wonder if any of the horses on Patricks KIA list were on here, as I have had not the time to look. What makes this so important is that it adds to the staggering rate of injury and cruelty these horses have to suffer.

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