Saturday, May 3, 2008

Poor Eight Belles!

The Kentucky Derby was today. I'm not a fan of the horse racing industry by any means, but last night I happened to run across an article about the race. (I'll blog about it in a future post, as this subject is going to claim several blog posts.) The article mentioned that one of the horses in this year's Kentucky Derby, a horse by the name of Eight Belles, was the first filly to compete since 1999.

Then this evening, I was on the phone with my mom, and she mentioned that Eight Belles had come in second, but broke both her front legs shortly after crossing the finish line. The breaks were bad enough that they euthanized Eight Belles right there on the race track. Poor Eight Belles was only 3 years old.

This brings up a lot of things that I would like to say about the horse racing industry, but I'll save that for a future post. Right now I just want to say how sad I was to hear about poor Eight Belles's death.



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