Last week on U.S. tracks (flats only; does not include training or harness casualties):

Willie Bags, Mountaineer, “vanned off after race”

Value Boy, Finger Lakes, “stumbled badly, DNF”

Lucky Invite, Mountaineer, “vanned off”

Indian Defence, Parx, “fell, DNF”

Summer Scorcher, Del Mar, “broke down”

Harrier Hill, Finger Lakes, “eased over the wire while bleeding from the nostrils”

Presiding Justice, Penn, “vanned off”

Late Night Lu, Saratoga, “pulled up in distress, vanned off”

Doin My Time, Albuquerque, “vanned off”

Red Storm Memories, Arapahoe, “stumbled badly, DNF”

Hesa Gambler Man, Canterbury, “vanned off”

Hadfunlastnight, Del Mar, “vanned off”

Troyes, Emerald, “vanned off”

Robin’s Revenge, Penn, “bled”

Kernel Slanders, Penn, “broke down”

Miss Special Regard, Santa Rosa, “fell, DNF”

Highly Confident, Albuquerque, “vanned off”

Side Pocket, Arlington, “vanned off”

Fear the Deputy, Charles Town, “bled, vanned off”

Street Sis, Fairmount, “bled, faltered, fell”

Mansion House, Gulfstream, “vanned off”

Kr Krusin Cartel, Los Alamitos, “vanned off”

Havin Fun, Retama, “vanned off”

First Star Mr Jess, Retama, “vanned off”

Sonoran Pegasus, Albuquerque, “bled, vanned off”

Acme Rocket, Arapahoe, “vanned off”

Quick Navigator, Emerald, “vanned off”

I.E. Flash, Laurel, “broke down”

Klc Favorite Rose, Ruidoso, “vanned”

“broke down” – virtually without exception an industry euphemism for dead
“vanned off” – horse unable to walk off track under own power; good-chance dead


(source: Equibase)