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October 2020

horseracing wrongs

Last week on U.S. flat tracks (racing only).

“Vanned Off”: horse required an ambulance to get off the track; while not all the “vanned” end up dead, most do, as borne out by my FOIA reports

“Bled”: typically indicates pulmonary hemorrhage

  • Winning Sound “fell, DNF” at Grants Pass
  • National Browser “fell, DNF” at Grants Pass
  • Sturgeon “vanned off” at Indiana
  • Candy Classic “suffered a catastrophic injury…euthanized” at Thistledown
  • Quite a Moonglow “vanned off” at Indiana
  • Odds Are “returned bleeding from the nostrils” at Parx
  • Windy Point “vanned off” at Emerald
    Silverzar “vanned off” at Penn
  • Best Bud “vanned off” at Presque Isle
  • More Than Striking “bled” at Presque Isle
  • Hit It Up “vanned off” at Los Alamitos
  • Brewster “vanned off” at Remington
  • Aint Your Darlin “fell, vanned off” at Will Rogers
  • Heeza Prince “broke down” at Will Rogers
  • Dulce Suenos “broke down” at Will Rogers
  • Huyana “fell, DNF” at Great Meadow
  • Satish “hit rail, fell, DNF” at Great Meadow
  • Chandler’s Drama “collapsed falling heavily, vanned off” at Gulfstream W
  • Double Down On Me “injured after wire, vanned off” at Lone Star
  • Murtagh “bled” at Mahoning
  • Caposqueen “vanned off” at Will Rogers
  • Magical Charm “bled” at Belmont
  • Big Lake “bled” at Churchill 

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