Last Week…

Originally posted on Horseracing Wrongs:
Last week on U.S. flat tracks (racing only): Rosies Surprise “vanned off” at Finger Lakes V K Legacy “vanned off” at Colonial Aznavour “vanned off” at Colonial Thunderstruck “vanned off” at Indiana Okie Roughneck “vanned off” at Saratoga I Got the Time “pulled up in distress” at Thistledown Diction “fell…

“Fell past the wire of an apparent heat stroke.”

Originally posted on Horseracing Wrongs:
From the Delaware Park Stewards’ Reports: Jul 17: “Fifteen Royals fell past the wire of an apparent heat stroke. Track vets and the outrider arrived quickly…putting water on the stricken horse. Jockeys contacted the Stewards about the extreme heat, management was contacted. After further consideration the remainder of today’s program…

Three Deaths at Prairie Thus Far This Year

Originally posted on Horseracing Wrongs:
Through a FOIA request to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at Prairie Meadows thus far this year: E’s Beauty, May 13, training – “fractured carpus” Heros R Cowboys, Jun 2, stall – “colic” Charlie’s Big Girl, Jul 16, training – “fractured sesamoid”

Filly Killed at Mountaineer

Originally posted on Horseracing Wrongs:
The 3-year-old filly Mercedes Machen in the 2nd at Mountaineer last night: “MERCEDES MACHEN broke sharply to clear early, was hooked on the turn taking a bad step near quarter pole having to be euthanized.” “having to be euthanized” This is horseracing.

Some From Last Week: “Returned Lame,” “Pulled Up Lame,” “Bled From Nostrils,” “Fell in Distress,” “Hit a Fallen Rival”

Originally posted on Horseracing Wrongs:
Wildcat “pulled up, DNF” at Colonial Bickley “vanned off” at Colonial Cross the Mersey “bled, DNF” at Delaware Df Docs Fire Secrets “bled, vanned off” at Arizona Mj Cash Train “vanned off” at Delta Capital Q “returned lame, vanned off” at Parx Victory Chimes “pulled up lame after the finish”…