Horseracing Deaths in the U.S. October 10 - 17, 2021
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October 2021

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Last week on U.S. flat tracks (racing only):

Graceful Holiday “vanned off” at Indiana
River Sonata “vanned off” at Parx
Nileator “vanned off” at Parx
Princess Power “vanned off” at Thistledown
Eskendulce “vanned off” at Thistledown
Count Them Again “vanned off” at Zia
O’Haire “returned bleeding from the nostrils” at Thistledown
Astute Warrior “vanned off” at Arapahoe
Joyrunner “vanned off” at Delaware
Enjoyitwhilewecan “went wrong, vanned off” at Keeneland
Maliciosa “vanned off” at Penn
Infinite Reward “collapsed past the wire” at Charles Town
It’s a Deal “fell, DNF” at Delta
Beyond Streetsmart “vanned off” at Hawthorne
Higher Flyin Eagle “bled, vanned off” at Will Rogers
Turko “broke down, vanned off” at Arapahoe
Sharp Prospect “pulled up in distress, vanned off” at Belmont
Mo Delirio “vanned off” at Lone Star
Wild Cat Canyon “vanned off” at Los Alamitos
Frost Warning “vanned off” at Fresno
Tizaladybug “vanned off” at Hawthorne
Jillian’s Star “vanned off” at Keeneland
Luca’s Ride “fell, vanned off” at Los Alamitos

While not all the “vanned” end up dead, most do, as borne out by our year-end FOIA reports. But even if death is not the ultimate result, the above are victims nonetheless, suffering painful injuries – in the case of the bleeders, pulmonary hemorrhage – so that some men may gamble, others chase pots of gold.

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