Saturday, May 03, 2008

RIP Eight Belles…

This little filly had more experience than any other horse on the field today and was only one of a few fillies to ever run the Derby. The odds on her were 16 to 1. She came in second but collapsed and broke both her front ankles just after crossing the finish line. Without a front leg to be splint, the veterinarian had no choice but to euthanize her right there on the track.

I've loved horses ever since my parents gave me the book "Black Beauty" for my 7th birthday and it pains me greatly to see this tragedy happen to such a fine young horse, or any horse for that matter.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Jess, this is so sad, it's always heartbreaking to hear of any animal having to be put down.