Horseracing - The Casualties, 6/26/17 - 7/2/17
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Patrick Battuello, Horseracing Wrongs
July 2017

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Chart Terms: “Broke Down” – racing-speak for dead; “Vanned Off” – required horse ambulance to get off the track; many, if not most, of these animals will resurface on my year-end FOIA kill-reports; “Bled” – usually indicates pulmonary hemorrhage

Last week in U.S. horseracing – not including training and harness casualties:

  1. Cubicle Queen “bled” at Mountaineer
  2. Twopoint Objection “vanned off” at Presque Isle
  3. Tacky Angel “returned bleeding from the nostrils” at Thistledown
  4. Mandalorian “vanned off” at Indiana
  5. Stone Cross “took a bad step, broke down – destroyed” at Presque Isle
  6. Lupo’s Way “vanned off” at Delaware
  7. Tm Game On “bled, vanned off” at Delta
  8. Half Our Class “pulled up suddenly in distress, vanned off” at Evangeline
  9. Princess Elsana “fell, vanned off” at Canterbury
  10. Oration “came back bleeding from the nose” at Charles Town
  11. Fiveoclocksomwhere “vanned off” at Charles Town
  12. Panthers Fast Dash “broke down” at Arapahoe
  13. Valeski “fell, vanned off” at Canterbury
  14. She’s So Carolina “returned bleeding from the nose” at Charles Town
  15. Spicoli “vanned off” at Churchill
  16. Can’t Touch That “pulled op lame, vanned off” at Oak Tree
  17. Radiant Angel “vanned off” at Prairie
  18. Sr Gray Wolf “bled, vanned off” (after winning) at Retama
  19. Vulcan’s Eagle “vanned off” at Ruidoso
  20. My Girl’s Success “fell, vanned off” at Tampa Bay
  21. Run Indra Run “collided with a fallen rival [above], vanned off” at Tampa Bay
  22. Ts Money for a Dash “vanned off” at Canterbury
  23. Michaelslittleally “broke down” at Delaware
  24. Slacks of Course “fell, injured – euthanized after race” at Gulfstream
  25. Aidan’s Hope “vanned off” at Los Alamitos
  26. Hotscotch N Courage “fell, vanned off” at Retama
  27. Parks Wave Dancer “fell, vanned off” at Retama
  28. Howling Good Time “bled” at Ruidoso
  29. Quality Boy “vanned off” at Albuquerque
  30. Come On Paul “bled, vanned off” at Arapahoe
  31. Stanley’s Friend “vanned off” at Arlington
  32. Smokey Point “vanned off” at Emerald
  33. Brother Soldier “vanned off” at Los Alamitos
  34. Delight in Flight “vanned off” at Los Alamitos
  35. Two More Jacs “vanned off” at Mountaineer
  36. Call Betsy “vanned off” at Santa Anita 

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