The 4th at Charles Town last night, as relayed by Equibase: “STELLA NOVA…rounded the turn off the rail, steadily progressed through the stretch to get up at the wire but was fatally injured shortly past the wire and had to be euthanized.” The good news, she “won” – banking $15,000 for her people before dying. Vile.

2-year-old La Relampago’s “result” in the 2nd at Mahoning yesterday: “settled early, angled out in the stretch, took a bad step eased and was euthanized” (Equibase).

“took a bad step…and was euthanized.” For gambling.

The latest Minutes from Del Mar disclose two “deceased” racehorses for Nov 26-Dec 2. We know one is Tribal Ann on Saturday; the other, however, remains anonymous.

Last week in U.S. Thoroughbred and QuarterHorse Racing

Blaze’n Prospector “vanned off” at Turf
Dom Dee Dom Dom “collapsed…vanned off” at Zia
Hot Tub “vanned off” at Portland
Fast TB “appeared to break down…fell…vanned off” at Zia
Dom Funny “fell over a stricken rival” (above) at Zia
Gamer Am I “appeared to take a bad step…vanned off” (same race as two above) at Zia
Mystical Prince “came back bleeding from the nose” at Charles Town
Blame Her Way “vanned off” at Charles Town
Austin’s Xchanger “appeared in distress” at Finger Lakes
P.O. Jet “vanned off” at Hawthorne
Call Me Squirt “broke his right front…euthanized” at Penn
Oklahoma Z “vanned off” at Remington
Three Perfections “bad step…catastrophic injury…euthanized on track” at Aqueduct
Tribal Ann “pulled up in distress” at Del Mar – subsequently confirmed dead
Brileys Toast “vanned” at Evangeline
Warleggan “hit a fallen foe, DNF” at Turfway
Mister McGehee “went wrong, vanned off” at Turfway
Adorably Sweet “vanned off” at Del Mar
Roman Bird “vanned off” at Fair Grounds
T Sizzle “vanned off” at Laurel
Bird of Trey “suffered a catastrophic injury…euthanized” at Parx

Many if not most of the “Vanned” will resurface on my year-end FOIA Kill-Reports.
“Bled/Returned Bleeding From Nostrils” typically indicates pulmonary hemorrhage.

(source: Equibase)

According to the (Equibase) chart for the 2nd at Del Mar Saturday, Tribal Ann “took a bad step, was pulled up in distress and [ultimately] vanned off.” We now know that the 4-year-old filly under the whip for the second time is dead, as reported by the Los Angeles Times: “In sad news, Tribal Ann…broke down in the second race on the far turn. She was euthanized back at the barn.” “Sad” doesn’t begin to describe it.