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Horseracing Wrongs
June 2018

Listing of horses injured or killed during one week in June 2018.

Last week in U.S. Horseracing (Thoroughbred and QuarterHorse only)

Confirmed Killed:

Cha Cha Charlie, Louisiana (“fell…and was euthanized”)
Winning Edge, Thistledown (“fell…and was euthanized”)
Freeze the Account, Belmont (“took a tragic step…euthanized on track”)
Digits, Gulfstream (“fell…euthanized on the track”)
Tiffany Diamond, Santa Anita (“bad step…in distress”)

“Vanned Off” – many, if not most, will resurface on my year-end FOIA kill-reports:

Bank Account, Fairmount
Black Lexus Star, Delta
Reba Can Rock, Delta
Eyesa Texan, Delta
Randinsky, Evangeline
Venezuelan Beauty, Finger Lakes
Last Minute Lucy, Presque Isle (“went wrong, pulled up in distress”)
Big O’s Tavern, Arlington
Frau Blucher, Belmont
One Smart Fdd, Delta (“bad step”)
Architectural, Gulfstream
Tiz the Ticket, Los Alamitos
Lido Deck, Penn
Darlin Paulette, Ruidoso
Irish War Cry, Churchill
Aprettystandin, Fairmount
Rate of Return, Gulfstream
Miss Maren, Indiana
Honey Fireball, Penn
Jess Fire Chick, Ruidoso
El Gigante, SunRay
Delinquent, Churchill
Vita Luna, Emerald
Sweet Swindler, Emerald
Grayciez Spirit, Gulfstream
Legendary King, Laurel
Secret Voodoo, Prairie
Hopes Genuine Effort, Ruidoso

“Bled,” “Returned Bleeding From Nostrils” – usually indicates pulmonary hemorrhage:

Rustic Justice, Indiana
Cool Lady Ice, Delta (also vanned off)
Ttt Ima Moonwalker, Delta (also vanned off)
A Red Hot Patriot, SunRay
Gina’s Honey, Parx
Swift Shock, Prairie

(source: Equibase)

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