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  posted on 5/3/2008 at 09:34 PM
What we did was draw numbers (1-20) and each put in 10 dollars. We each got 2 horses(numbers). There were 9 of us so 2 extra tickets were sold to make it an even $100.00.

My wife drew #20 (Big Brown) the favorite. I drew #5 (eight Belles).

Bottom line my wife won $100 dollars as it was winner take all.

My horse came in second and had to be put down as both her ankles were broken during the race, yet she still came in second.

She was the first Philly since 1999 to enter the race.

She finished the race and on her way to the winners circle of horses collapsed and was euthanized on the spot as she could not stand up.

I know nothing about horse racing, BUT THIS SUCKED!!

I was nearly in tears for this animal and I am truly sad about this.

We won $100 bucks but it was a sad moment to see this happen.

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  posted on 5/3/2008 at 09:53 PM
Broke my heart. Being just up river from the Derby, Derby Day is as much a tradition as the Indy 500, which is equally within distance of me. I, for whatever reason today, was the only one rooting for the filly, Eight Belles. A filly has never won the Kentucky Derby.....ever. I tried to get the rest of the babes in the room on board, rooting for this female horse, but they were backing other horses. She kicked ass. I was calling her out by the second turn. She gave everything she had, and not only burst into second place, but put room between her and the third place horse by the finish line. She gave her all to come in second, proving that a filly was capable of winning the Derby. But, her heart and effort maxed her physical body out, and she broke both ankles in her front legs. Within five minutes of finishing in second in the Kentucky Derby of 2008, she was euthanized, and was dead on the track.


God bless Eight Belles.

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  posted on 5/3/2008 at 10:02 PM

As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods;They kill us for their sport.
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  posted on 5/4/2008 at 05:19 AM
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Broke my heart. Being just up river from the Derby, Derby Day is as much a tradition as the Indy 500, which is equally within distance of me. I, for whatever reason today, was the only one rooting for the filly, Eight Belles. A filly has never won the Kentucky Derby.....ever. I tried to get the rest of the babes in the room on board, rooting for this female horse, but they were backing other horses. She kicked ass. I was calling her out by the second turn. She gave everything she had, and not only burst into second place, but put room between her and the third place horse by the finish line. She gave her all to come in second, proving that a filly was capable of winning the Derby. But, her heart and effort maxed her physical body out, and she broke both ankles in her front legs. Within five minutes of finishing in second in the Kentucky Derby of 2008, she was euthanized, and was dead on the track.

God bless Eight Belles.

DH


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  posted on 5/4/2008 at 06:31 AM
that is so tragic. it distresses me whenever something like this happens in horseracing, which is a sport that I am passionate about. very sad...

 

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  posted on 5/4/2008 at 06:35 AM
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Broke my heart. Being just up river from the Derby, Derby Day is as much a tradition as the Indy 500, which is equally within distance of me. I, for whatever reason today, was the only one rooting for the filly, Eight Belles. A filly has never won the Kentucky Derby.....ever. I tried to get the rest of the babes in the room on board, rooting for this female horse, but they were backing other horses. She kicked ass. I was calling her out by the second turn. She gave everything she had, and not only burst into second place, but put room between her and the third place horse by the finish line. She gave her all to come in second, proving that a filly was capable of winning the Derby. But, her heart and effort maxed her physical body out, and she broke both ankles in her front legs. Within five minutes of finishing in second in the Kentucky Derby of 2008, she was euthanized, and was dead on the track.


God bless Eight Belles.

DH


There has actually been three fillys win the derby from my research yesterday.

Just 38 filies have started in the Kentucky Derby and only three have won: Regret (1915), Genuine Risk (1980) and Winning Colors (1988).

Tragedy either way, she was my pick as well

 

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  posted on 5/4/2008 at 06:37 AM
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that is so tragic. it distresses me whenever something like this happens in horseracing, which is a sport that I am passionate about. very sad...


The vet said he has never seen it happen like that, both ankles breaking.

 

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  posted on 5/4/2008 at 07:58 AM
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that is so tragic. it distresses me whenever something like this happens in horseracing, which is a sport that I am passionate about. very sad...


The vet said he has never seen it happen like that, both ankles breaking.



Wonder what the odds of that happening were ? Coulda cleaned up.

 

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  posted on 5/4/2008 at 02:29 PM
Similar thing happened to Riva Ridge in a match race with Secetariat in the mid 70's....

So sad for the champion horses.....

 

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  posted on 5/4/2008 at 04:07 PM
I have decided to stop betting on horse racing or watching it anymore. Too many of these events with horses dying over money and people in funny hat's enjoyment. As an animal lover I just can't enjoy it anymore. Never was huge into it to begin with. Just another excuse for blowing a few more $$$ on gambling.

 

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  posted on 5/4/2008 at 05:39 PM
i have a feeling it is something they are giving to the horses like lasik or some other drug is weakening bones.

it is just happening too frequently to be unrelated.

Or maybe this is too much inbreeding in the industry? Or just selective breeding.
maybe a horse with common ancestory had this trait and it was missed? ?

hard to say at this point.

 

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  posted on 5/4/2008 at 07:57 PM
That was really sad. Watching a horse race for me has an almost artistic value to it. I went to a dog track in Kenosha, WI, so I could place a few bets on the Derby yesterday. I watched one dog race, and compared to the grace of watching horses run it was a joke. I would never go back. I didn't think there was any way a horse in the 20th post position could win, even as the favorite. I was wrong. Needless to say, I didn't do to well. sixty8, horses at this level are treated better than most humans, however I understand your viewpoint. Barbaro, and now Eight Belles. It's gut wrenching to see. In all the years I've been going to Arlington Park, I can only recall one instance of a horse going down.
 

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  posted on 5/4/2008 at 08:34 PM
ok i dont know nothin bout horses,,,,,,,,,,,i understand breakin both ankels is bad & the horse cant walk normal but they aint nothin they can do sides killin em???,,,,,,,,,,hell put em in a harness or somethin????,,,,,,,,,,,anythang,,,,,,is they do that cause the horse cant race no more or have foals no more????????? i dont git it,,,,,,,,,,,can somebody splain it to me???????????

 

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  posted on 5/4/2008 at 08:42 PM
From what I've heard...... It's the infections that start during the heal'in & circulation problems ......

In other words........Very very very low chance of even just living to eat grass in a field....

Very sad every time I see it happen.......

 

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  posted on 5/4/2008 at 08:50 PM
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From what I've heard...... It's the infections that start during the heal'in & circulation problems ......

In other words........Very very very low chance of even just living to eat grass in a field....

Very sad every time I see it happen.......

dude,,,,,thanks for the info,,,,,,,,,i aint knowed horses had all that kinda problems ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

 

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  posted on 5/4/2008 at 09:01 PM
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From what I've heard...... It's the infections that start during the heal'in & circulation problems ......

In other words........Very very very low chance of even just living to eat grass in a field....

Very sad every time I see it happen.......


besides the low survival rate, the animal is in a lot of a pain.

humane thing to do.

 

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  posted on 5/5/2008 at 08:20 AM
The problem is you have these big animals being supported by 4 spindly legs. The injuries suffered were actually suffered after the race as the horse was in a gallop slowing down and was just an absolute freak thing. One of the bones pierced the skin which is pretty much a death sentence right there. With both ankles broken there is no way to stand the horse up or for the horse to be able to get up. There was no other choice but to put her down.
 

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  posted on 5/5/2008 at 11:19 AM
Very sad seeing Eight Belles go from that amazing free-flying sprint to her legs buckling from under her on the track during her slow-down gallop. What a beautiful creature, what a tragic ending. As far as the immediate euthanasia - it was the kind thing to do for that poor animal.

(btw - Dan, you hit it on the nose with the WS quote)

 

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  posted on 5/5/2008 at 12:56 PM
Probably not such a good idea to allow any anti-inflamatory drugs.

if the horse is hurting, let him feel it, and run accordingly.

less injuries that way.

 

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  posted on 5/5/2008 at 02:46 PM
she was a gorgeous and majestic creature.

a big strong free spirit.

breaks my heart.

 

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  posted on 5/5/2008 at 04:26 PM
Bluedad, I couldn't remember that happening to Riva Ridge -- Googled it and I am happy to say Riva Ridge didn't go that way.
But Secretariat -- watching him run gave me chills. When I saw video of Big Brown, I thought immediately of "Big Red" because they both showed such incredible power. I can't think of any horse in the years since Secretariat that struck me that way. I hope I'm right and we have a Triple Crown winner this year.
My guess about Eight Belles is that they shouldn't have run her on such a heavy track. I don't know her history, but it seems to me that putting her up against the boys plus the extra work of running in the wet was just too much. What heart that filly had and what a sad loss.
Please don't blame the sport too much. A horse that doesn't like to run will never be in the Derby.
TanDan, what a beautiful and appropriate quotation.

 
 


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