The following horses were ambulanced – “vanned,” they call it – off U.S. (flat) tracks last week. While true that not all of the “vanned off” end up dead, rest assured that many, if not most, of these names will resurface on my year-end FOIA kill reports.
J Be K’s Sonnet, Delaware
Rolling Star, Zia
Outlaw Angel, Charles Town
Sundance Flyer, Remington
Colonel Slewie, Remington
Purrfect of Course, Santa Anita
Favorite Dawn, Los Alamitos
Donnie’s Cool Cat, Remington
Bodacious Giggles, Zia, not reported as vanned but “fell, DNF”
In addition, these horses were reported as “bled” or “returned bleeding from the nostrils”; this usually indicates pulmonary hemorrhage. Pulmonary hemorrhage.
Maxana, Finger Lakes
Tug of War, Belmont
Lac Ofcomunication, Mountaineer (also “vanned off”)