The Bled, Vanned, and Dead

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

Sojourn “vanned off” at Turf
Karls Ragtime Band “vanned off” at Sunland
Union Wise “vanned off” at Aqueduct
Mandel “went wrong, vanned off” at Keeneland – subsequently confirmed dead
He’s a Brat “injured past the wire, vanned off” at Mahoning
Miss Franluda “came back bleeding from the nose” at Charles Town
Drew’s Shot “vanned off” at Evangeline
Cashel Rock “vanned off” at Hawthorne – subsequently confirmed dead
Fashion’s Touch “bled” at Keeneland
Everyonelovesjimmy “vanned off” at Keeneland
Shell Fire “bled and was vanned home” at Oaklawn
Night At the Opera “fell, vanned off” at Santa Anita
Wandering Patrol “vanned off” at Santa Anita
Night Rythm “vanned off” at Tampa Bay
Dreamy Martini “bled while racing” at Gulfstream
Wildcat Blast “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Mon Chevalier “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Don’t Quit “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Cincinnatus Eagle “vanned off” at Los Alamitos
Wiwi Celebration “vanned off” at Tampa Bay
Rocking Chieftain “vanned off” at Turf
Super Beautiful “vanned off” at Tampa Bay

“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. only owners can stop mass producing so many horses and expecting them to do things they are just not able to.
    horse racing used to stand for something now its just a extreme sport, with horses dyeing for no reason, dont they deserve to live, a respectful life.

    • Horse racing used to stand for something? Lol can’t imagine what!? If things are this bad in this day and age, with ALL the rules we have in place… Do you REALLY think things were any better 100 yrs ago? I love it when people say things like that,” this wasn’t the way it was “X” yrs ago”…. LMAO…. We used to own people, and treated them like animals! So…. Why would the animals be treated any better!?🤔 We are only now trying to protect innocent animals and how they are treated! And we still have a very long way to go…. So I can’t imagine how horrible things were for the horses “back in the day”!

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