The Casualties, 9/26/16-10/2/16

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

“Vanned Off” – horse unable to walk off track under own power; good-chance dead
Irish History, Zia
Notwhoiseemtobe, Finger Lakes – subsequently confirmed dead
Fan Demon, Mountaineer
I’mdrinkingdoubles, Portland
Caribbean Candy, Presque Isle
Ocala Rush, Delaware
Tm Ring a Ding Ding, Evangeline
Vex, Belterra
Dre’s Warrior, Belterra
Shobiz Star, Churchill
Derby Fan, Remington
Big Chub, Retama
Moscow Miss, Gulfstream
Sure Fire Flyer, Lone Star
Fort Smith, Belmont – subsequently confirmed dead
Urduwazz, Mountaineer
Rockin’ Rockstar, Presque Isle
Candy Cowboy, Santa Anita
Coronas Cash Policy, Zia

“Bled”; “Bleeding From Nostrils” – as a rule, indicates pulmonary hemorrhage
Touchy Zealy, Mountaineer
Dr. Vincentstein, Charles Town
Grandpa N Savannah, Retama
Greek God, Laurel
Teller Up Front, Prairie (also “vanned off”)

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(source: Equibase)

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  1. These sickening deaths of innocent horses bred purely for $2 bets and ‘entertainment’ are utterly inexcusable and unacceptable in a modern society.

  2. Heartbreaking.
    DYING in the dirt for stupid gambling bets.
    Sorry for all racehorses who lost their life for this cruelty circus, death camp, and corruption pit.
    Sorry for all the unknown racehorses that died on private training farms, and for MATERIALITY who appeared to be killed for insurance money.
    How many more Materiality’s were killed for insurance money in the secret cobwebs of private farms?
    Plenty most likely.
    Hundreds of multiple stake horses have disappeared off the radar over the years.
    So let’s never forget that the extensive killed in action list here is just the tip of the iceberg.
    These deaths are morally reprehensible, and unacceptable in the 21st century.
    This is a bloody horror show legitimized by fancy hats, mint juleps, and “entertainment.”
    A modern day Romanesque gladiator blood bath that needs to shut down.

  3. According to one of my contacts, Rockin’ Rockstar clipped heels with another horse due to jockey error and broke his shoulder. He never actually fell to the ground but still suffered the break. Caribbean Candy did not suffer a life threatening injury.

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