This, For $2 Bets
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Patrick Battuello, Horseracing Wrongs
August 2017

Just between July 24 and 30...

  • Win Tuscany “took a bad step, vanned off” at Mountaineer
  • Midnight Games “returned bleeding from the nostrils” at Parx
  • Full of Zip “bled” at Presque Isle
  • Street Rage “returned lame” at Fairmount
  • Destiny’s Song “bad step, vanned off” at Mountaineer
  • Cuadrante “broke down” at Parx
  • Rail City “ridden back lame” at Parx
  • Turn to Include “ridden back sore” at Parx
  • Senator Josy “vanned off” at Fair Meadows
  • E Nine “vanned off” at Indiana
  • Strawberry Bomb “went wrong…in distress…vanned off” at Presque Isle
  • A Dixie Twister “bled” at Saratoga
  • Light Reign “bled” at Saratoga
  • Sandy Strikes “vanned off” at Saratoga
  • Evasive Maneuver “injured…euthanized” at Thistledown
  • Miss Trusty “pulled up bleeding from the nostrils, vanned off” at Del Mar
  • Golden Light “bad step…in distress…vanned off” at Del Mar
  • Stone Cold Phast “vanned off” at Fair Meadows
  • Accomplice “suffered a fatal collapse after the race” at Gulfstream
  • Sing It Up “vanned off” at Lone Star
  • Girl Link “vanned off” at Lone Star
  • Limoges “went down suddenly – euthanized on the track” at Belterra
  • Ask Not “vanned off” at Emerald
  • Philli Four “vanned off” at Evangeline
  • Zephyrs Bolt “vanned off” at Monmouth
  • Teves “vanned off” at Retama
  • Angels Seven “took a bad step…unfortunately had to be euthanized” at Saratoga
  • Our Cousin Dick “bled” at Saratoga
  • Beduino Smooth Zevi “vanned off” at Albuquerque
  • Suddenly Seymour “fell, vanned off” at Canterbury
  • Rep’s Ghost Ya “bled from the nose” at Charles Town
  • Primary Account “came back bleeding from the nose” at Charles Town
  • Malibu’smostwanted “vanned off” at Gulfstream
  • Five Times Better “vanned off” at Horsemen’s
  • Wonderman “collapsed” at Laurel
  • Royal Line of Fire “vanned off” at Retama
  • Patty Del Rey “vanned off” at Ruidoso
  • Heavys Version “vanned off” at Wyoming
  • Thru the Night “vanned off” at Albuquerque
  • Gloton “vanned off” at Belterra
  • Starship Menace “suffered fatal collapse after the race” at Gulfstream
  • Paper Dollie “returned bleeding” at Laurel
  • Amazing Lady “fell, vanned off” at Los Alamitos
  • Admiral Roy “bled” at Prairie
  • Tu Exageres “vanned off” at Saratoga

(Chart Terms: “Broke Down” – racing-speak for dead; “Vanned Off” – required horse ambulance to get off the track; many, if not most, of these animals will resurface on my year-end FOIA kill-reports; “Bled” – usually indicates pulmonary hemorrhage)

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