Last Week’s Injured

Horseracing Wrongs

Last week on U.S. Flat (Thoroughbred/Quarterhorse) Tracks:

King Creed “returned bleeding from the nostrils” at Thistledown
Lichita “fell, DNF” at Indiana
For D’s Knight “went wrong, fell, vanned off” at Lone Star
G C Cam “vanned off” at Belmont
Tf Dashin Runaway “vanned off” at Delta
Champagne Moment “in distress, vanned off” at Evangeline
Conquest Big E “fell, DNF” at Prairie
Mucho Macho Dan “fell, vanned off” at Prairie
Rare Stripe “fell heavily, vanned off” at Belmont
Congratulated “vanned off” at Churchill
Nerissa “vanned off” at Gulfstream
The Magical One “pulled up lame, vanned off” at Laurel
Daddy Lane “vanned off” at Ruidoso
Henny’s Treasure “vanned off” at Gulfstream

“Vanned Off”: exactly how it sounds – the horse was unable to walk off the track on his own and required the “equine ambulance.” While not all of these horses end up dead, most do, as borne out by my…

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