RIP Eight Belles

Postby katiek0417 » May 3rd, 2008, 11:55 pm

Eight Belles, the first filly to run the Kentucky Derby since 1999, came in 2nd tonight behind Big Brown. However, she broke both front ankles, and was euthanized on the track...

She got to run with the big boys before she died...and she gave a great performance...she will be remembered for that...
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Postby madremissy » May 4th, 2008, 12:07 am

:( I saw this today, RIP beautiful girl.
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Postby iluvk9 » May 4th, 2008, 12:54 am

Wasn't that just the saddest thing? I wanted to be happy for the winner, but kept wanting to hear the update on her. Then the Vet came on and told everyone the bad news. :(
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Postby madremissy » May 4th, 2008, 12:56 am

I couldn't watch the replay. :cry:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » May 4th, 2008, 8:09 am

Oh no! I missed the Derby because I was at work...

How sad... RIP Eight Belles... :(
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Postby amazincc » May 4th, 2008, 8:38 am

RIP Eight Belles. :cry:
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Postby airwalk » May 4th, 2008, 1:15 pm

Be at peace Eight Belles!
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Postby Scout » May 5th, 2008, 12:54 pm

RIP Eight Belles...you had a good last run!
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Postby amazincc » May 5th, 2008, 3:00 pm

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Postby pitbullmamaliz » May 5th, 2008, 3:04 pm

Yeah, 'cause I'm sure he's not beating himself up as it is, wondering if he could've done more. And I'm willing to bet my life as soon as he felt her take a weird step he tried to pull her up.

PeTA. :biggun:
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Postby katiek0417 » May 6th, 2008, 9:26 am

I HATE PETA!!!

As if the Jockey WANTED her to be put down... :crazy2: :nono:
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Postby TheRedQueen » May 8th, 2008, 11:48 pm

Poor horse...how sad. :cry:

Interesting blog post about this...
http://fuglyhorseoftheday.blogspot.com/ ... -dust.html
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Postby call2arms » May 31st, 2008, 9:55 pm

Maybe, just maybe starting training yearlings is a tad too young. That poor horse. Apparently her trainer was really, really attached to her.

If the racing industry tried to encourage racing horses that are older than 3 there wouldn't be so many deaths on the track.

Of course, it's all about money, not the animals.

Here's Big Brown's hooves, held by glue so he could run, instead of letting him actually grow them : http://hoofcare.blogspot.com/2008/04/bi ... derby.html
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