Last Week…

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Hez Dashing Ok “bled, vanned off” at DeltaLady Estelle Cartel “bled, vanned off” at DeltaBabbo Babbo Babbo “vanned off” at ParxZoomin for Kisses “vanned off” at ArizonaRocks Empire “vanned off” at BelterraStormy Black “vanned off” at DeltaMr Copper Wind “vanned off” at DeltaGran Wildrocky “vanned off” at Charles TownSheer Devil…

4-Year-Old Pushing Sixty Killed at Santa Anita

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In the 1st race at Santa Anita yesterday, Pushing Sixty snapped an ankle and is dead. At least one observer noted that she was “fractious” in the gate. Injured even before she started, perhaps? Pushing was four; ’twas her 9th time under the whip. For Santa Anita, this makes 12…

3-Year-Old “Suddenly Collapses and Expires”

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The NYS Gaming Commission reports that Tapitena “suddenly collapsed in [his] stall” at Finger Lakes Saturday – “and expired.” Here’s the thing: Tapitena was but three years old, an equine pubescent – “suddenly collapsed and expired.” He had also just been raced earlier in the week (a race, incidentally, before…

More Steeplechase Fun

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From the Stewards’ Report for the Carolina Cup steeplechase held in Camden, South Carolina, May 22: “FLAMETTA fell at the second last fence after missing a long spot.” “SEA MAST chipped in…sustaining a rotational fall at the last fence.” “KILRONAN was pulled up after the eleventh fence…reported to have a…

“Fractious” Babies

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Some of the notes from the “Futurity Trials” at Ruidoso Downs Friday. As the name suggests, these are all babies – 2-year-olds – and save for four, under the whip for the very first time. Disgusting. Martinica “bit reluctant”Jess Take Babe “bit fractious”Coronela “very fractious, gate”Flume Chicks “bit fractious”Liarliarlegsonfire “fractious…