Casualties of Gambling, March 27 - April 2, 2017
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Horseracings Wrongs
April 2017

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

“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

  • 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

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