There were no fewer than three horses “vanned off” at Tampa Bay yesterday. While I await confirmations, it’s a good bet that at least one (if not all three) is dead as I write.
race 1: “PINK MAMA…came up empty…and was vanned off the course after the race.”
race 5: “BIZ MAKER…dropped back abruptly while falling…was vanned off the course.”
race 6: “S K FLYER…clipped heels, then fell to the track…and was vanned off the course.” The track announcer said not a word about this: