Last week in American horseracing (not including training and harness casualties).

“Broke Down” (racing-speak for dead); “Collapsed and Died”; “Euthanized”

Market Mayhem at Turf
Johannah Jo at Mahoning
Cyclic at Charles Town
Saturday Command at Golden Gate
Really Big Bird at Laurel
Brazilian Barbeque at Turf

“Vanned Off” – required ambulance to get off the track; many, if not most, of these horses will be on my year-end FOIA kill-reports

Streets of Miesque at Mahoning
Miracle Punch at Turf
Ack Ack Girl at Sunland
Y Ya Gottabedatway at Hawthorne
Utopian Flag at Aqueduct
Elate at Keeneland
This Town at Santa Anita
Peg’s Olympic Zoie at Tampa Bay
Quiet Easy at Fonner
Langtanz at Keeneland
Red Shelby at Santa Anita

“Bled”; “Returned Bleeding From Nostrils” – usually indicates pulmonary hemorrhage

Holiday Weekend at Mahoning
Daddys Blushing at Sam Houston (also “vanned off”)
Rosie’s Renegade at Turf (also “vanned off”)
Mr. Hamilton at Parx

(source: Equibase)

Follows is my FOIA recap for 2016.

California: request denied – “The CHRB has not changed its policy and therefore cannot provide a list of racehorses that died or were euthanized on or at California race tracks.”

Kentucky: unwilling to provide “horse identifying information.”

Maine: “Our Department does not possess this information as this is not something that is reported to nor tracked by our Department.”

South Dakota: “We do not keep those records.”

Arkansas: multiple attempts, no reply.

Montana: multiple attempts, no reply.

Virginia: multiple attempts, no reply.

Washington: request filled.

Wyoming: request filled.

Colorado: request filled.

Nevada: request filled.

Iowa: request filledbut without training deaths.

Massachusetts: request filled.

Ohio: request filled.

Illinois: request filled.

Arizona: request filled.

Maryland: request filled.

North Dakota: request filled – but no training fatalities reported.

New Jersey: request filled.

New York: request filled.

Indiana: request filled, but without names.

Florida: request filled.

Texas: request filled.

Oregon: request filledbut without training deaths.

Nebraska: request filledbut with serious irregularities.

Michigan: request filledbut without harness casualties.

Minnesota: request filled – but without names.

Oklahoma: request filled.

New Mexico: request filledbut with large gaps.

Louisiana: request filledbut without training deaths.

West Virginia: request filled – here, and here.

Delaware: request filled.

Pennsylvania: request filledbut without training deaths.

Last week in American horseracing (not including training and harness casualties).

House Cat “vanned off” at Fair Grounds
Ghetto Fabulous “came back bleeding from the nose” at Charles Town
Speedy Puig “vanned off” at Turf
Blanchfield “broke down” at Charles Town
Great Wit “went wrong, vanned off” at Fair Grounds
Aaron of Goshen “broke down” at Fair Grounds
Z Besha “broke down” at Oaklawn
First After Break “vanned off” at Fair Grounds
Bar Trick “took a bad step, DNF” at Fonner
Partyallnightlong “in distress, vanned off” at Gulfstream
ZZ Rider “fell, vanned off” at Hawthorne
Rarely Makes It Good “bled” at Remington
Skyfall “vanned off” at Sunland
Second City “took a bad step, broke down, euthanized” at Aqueduct
Calm the Sea “pulled up lame, vanned off” (after “winning”) at Golden Gate
Dance So Sue “vanned off” at Los Alamitos
The Pickett Factor “vanned off” at Oaklawn
Dividing the Coronas “bled” at Remington
Sing a New Song “vanned off” at Santa Anita
EP Who “vanned off” at Sunland
Lo Duca “vanned off” at Turf
Outrageous Deal “vanned off” at Turf
Hunt’s Road “vanned off” at Aqueduct
Jeff and J’s Dream “went wrong, vanned off” at Fair Grounds
Stalk “broke down” at Laurel
Unclenedwhodrank “fell over [fallen] rival, DNF” at Laurel
In Closing “vanned off” at Tampa Bay

“Broke Down” – racing-speak for dead
“Vanned Off” – many, if not most, will re-surface on my year-end FOIA kill reports
“Bled,” “Returned Bleeding From Nostrils” – usually indicates pulmonary hemorrhage

(source: Equibase)