This Week in Horseracing - December 18-24, 2018
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Patrick Battuello, Horseracing Wrongs
December 2018

Last week in U.S. Thoroughbred and QuarterHorse Racing - December 18-24

Special Crown Romeo “fell, DNF” at Evangeline
Industrial Logic “fell, DNF” at Parx
Desierto Famoso “vanned off” at Zia
Ohio Silver “injured after the wire and vanned off” at Mahoning
Troubled Charlie “vanned off” at Turfway
Copabella “bled” at Turfway
Personal Cat “vanned off” at Turfway
Nile Rising “bled from nostrils” at Turfway
Consensus Thinking “suffered a fatal injury…euthanized [on track]” at Aqueduct
Whole Scoop “fell to her face, DNF” at Fair Grounds
Sly Tom “vanned off” at Fair Grounds
Sambucca Steve “took bad step…had to be euthanized” at Gulfstream
Legendary Vision “was pulled up in distress, vanned off” at Hawthorne
Minder “vanned off” at Penn
Big Mischief “suffer[ed] fatal injury…euthanized” at Aqueduct
Confederation “vanned off” at Aqueduct

Many if not most of the “Vanned” will resurface on my year-end FOIA Kill-Reports.

“Bled/Returned Bleeding From Nostrils” typically indicates pulmonary hemorrhage.

(source: Equibase)

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