The Bleeding, Broken, and Dead

Last week in U.S. Horseracing (not including training, not including harness).

Jet Black Oil “fell, vanned off” at Louisiana
Tiz Mattie “fell…euthanized after the race” at Mahoning
Disruptor “suffered an injury, vanned off” at Parx
Westa “vanned off” at Sunland
Miss Contessa “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Saraya “vanned off” at Mahoning
It’s Two Hot Benny “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Dontridetheclutch “vanned off” at Penn
Taylor Spit “bled” at Remington
Decapi Kid “pulled up lame, vanned off” at Remington
Pancho Villa “bled” at Sunland
Shafiro “vanned off” at Tampa Bay
La Sola Ranger “vanned off” at Fair Grounds
Serengeti Empress “pulled up bleeding from the nostrils, vanned off” at Fair Grounds
There Goes Bella “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Tashreeh “vanned off” at Oaklawn
Racheybullbah “apparent distress, vanned off” at Parx
Buffalo Gold “fell, vanned off” at Sunland
Whiskey Train “vanned off” at Tampa Bay
No No Noah “bled” at Aqueduct
Strengthinnumbers “pulled up lame, vanned off” at Golden Gate
Indian Blitz “vanned off” at Remington
Blame Smarty “was reluctant to load, bled” at Sunland

“broke down,” “euthanized” – speak for themselves
“vanned off” – many if not most will resurface on my year-end FOIA killed-reports
“bled,” “returned bleeding from nostrils” – typically indicates pulmonary hemorrhage

(source: Equibase)

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  1. Heartbreaking and utterly VILE.
    How can anybody support this carnage?
    Anybody who defends this public butcher show has a piece of their heart and brain missing.
    This has got to end, and it can’t come soon enough for the racehorses who are nothing more than gambling pawns and profit slaves.
    You can’t possibly “love” and “care” for an animal while doing this to them.

    • I’ve allowed this comment just to illustrate the level of intelligence we’re dealing with here. I, as anyone familiar with the site knows, age the horses according to their actual birth-dates, not the misleading way the industry does. Miss Marilyn was born May 13, 2016 and killed March 23, 2019 – making her, of course, two. Not only is Mr. “Peat Moss” (isn’t it funny how these cowards hide behind inane pseudonyms?) daft, his comment also speaks to his – and the industry’s – level of desperation. Can’t get me on the fact – yet another dead horse – so go after an immaterial technicality. Sad people, indeed.

      • But has anyone else noticed that when racing apologists post and/or comment about some lucky former racehorse still living in a sanctuary somewhere, they age them correctly THEN? – “Here’s Blackie! – he will be 18 next month and he’s enjoying his retirement!”

        Makes me laugh every time.

    • Peat moss (bwahaha) – What other lies have been posted on this site? Ignorant.
      And what does it matter if this poor horse was 2 or 3 or 13? She’s still dead from racing. If you died horrifically from an injury that was inflicted on you against your choice- would it matter if you’re 24 or 48? You’re still dead. Horrifically. Shows the level of intelligence, and the indifference, of many pro racing advocates.

  2. Sounds to me like “Peat Moss” had some connection to the horse!!
    (God help the horses in the hands of such people)
    And yes, the point is, Miss Marilyn is dead, and she was killed by racong regardless of how old she was.
    Look in the mirror, PM, when you rant like that!!

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