The Injured, 10/2/17-10/8/17

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
Vegamin, Belterra
Banking, Thistledown
Outlaw Angel, Charles Town
Sundance Flyer, Remington
Colonel Slewie, Remington
Purrfect of Course, Santa Anita
Capriza, Indiana
Favorite Dawn, Los Alamitos
Stelthy, Prairie
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”)

(source: Equibase)


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  1. If they don’t die then they are usually maimed for life in some capacity.
    That means that their chance of getting a home is next to zippo because they will be a “special needs” horse with lots of very expensive vet bills, limited usage and even just a lawn ornament.
    Most people today don’t want to support a healthy horse, due to the high costs, let alone a horse like this.
    Physical aside, the mental issues can also be prevalent as the horse struggles to adjust to a limited life.
    This industry dumps racehorses after they are done using them up, maiming/crippling them or they die in the dirt.
    Their aftercare industry funded programs are FULL, and they still continue to breed in order to fill races.
    So they know that the majority of racehorses being bred will end up in neglectful situations or standing at kill auctions if they make it out alive.
    This business is a huge contributor to the slaughterhouses, and they don’t give a damn.
    It’s insanity, and it’s the racehorses that pay with their lives.
    This is the common scenarios – this is horse racing.

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