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December 2020

horseracing wrongs

Last week...

  • Game On Girl “fell at the top of the stretch” at Parx
  • Rodeo Red “stopped suddenly when bleeding from the nostrils” at Parx
  • Miss Classy Tee “vanned off” at Evangeline
  • Total Tap “vanned off” at Tampa Bay
  • Secret Boyfriend “vanned off” at Gulfstream
  • Rey de Ligas “vanned off” at Gulfstream
  • Isabellaalexa “pulled up lame, vanned off” at Laurel
  • Ransack “vanned off” at Turfway
  • Strike Now “returned bleeding from the nostrils” at Turfway
  • Rockin Jo “vanned off” at Aqueduct
  • Tellyouinseattle “fell, vanned off” at Remington

While not all the “vanned” end up dead, most do as borne out by my year-end FOIA reports. But even if death is not the ultimate result, the above are victims nonetheless, suffering painful injuries – in the case of the bleeders, pulmonary hemorrhage – so that some men may gamble, others chase pots of gold.

(For any new confirmed deaths during the week, please see running annual list.)

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