Sunday, May 4, 2008

Eight Belles


Eight Belles, originally uploaded by Silverny99.

RIP SWEET GIRL



IN CASE YOU DIDN'T HEAR, EIGHT BELLES FINISHED SECOND IN THE DERBY ONLY TO BREAK BOTH FRONT ANKLES IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE RACE, SHE WAS EUTHANIZED ON THE TRACK. FIRST FEMALE TO RUN IN THE DERBY IN A DECADE. WHAT A STRONG AND BEAUTIFUL GIRL. SO HEARTBREAKING, SAY A PRAYER FOR THE TRAINER, HE IS VERY DISTRAUGHT.

8 comments:

Kimberley said...

I found you through Kari and Kijsa, and from your comment posted there, knew that you, like me, surely had posted about Eight Belles. So tragic! Looking forward to reading more of your blog!

Kimberley said...

Oh yeah...I'm a Cincinnati native, now living in Atlanta, but I'd give my eye teeth to one day live in Lexington! My mama's a KY native! So sad for everyone in Lexington feeling the loss.

Katy said...

how incredibly tragic. I saw this on the news and my husband also had told me about it!!! How horrible and sad!!! :(

Maddie said...

Such a tragedy on what is supposed to be such a wonderfully monumental day in horseracing. Truly a sad day! On a lighter note, I'm tagging you with the Six Quirky Things meme. Visit my blog for the scoop. Looking forward to reading about your quirks:)

Katviper said...

I was so sad to hear about Eight Belles. Those horses give so much, it's so sad when something happens like that.

kailani said...

I didn't hear about the outcome. How tragic!

Tiff said...

I heard that a horse was put down but I didn't know why! How aweful.

Mary-Laure said...

I absolutely adore horse and was enthralled to see the pic you posted; then I read what you wrote and my heart broke... How very very sad...