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    Unhappy Kentucky Derby

    Another Kentucky Derby, another horse dies After what happened today with Eight Belles, and what happened to Barboro, I'm thinking I don't want to watch it anymore. My horse did win though (Big Brown), but all my happiness turned to tears when I heard what happened to Eight Belles, who btw came in second and was the only filly in the race.

    R.I.P Eight Belles

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    I know, I was heartbroken.... as an animal lover, I love to watch the race; also as an animal lover, it kills me when it goes badly. There has to be a way to make these races safer...
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    And it's weird, because she finished the race! It happened right after. She did so well. I am truly heartbroken. I can't imagine how her trainer,owners and jockey feel right now. I know the jockey walked away as soon as it happened. I'm sure he knew it was bad.
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    What happened?

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    by: JMurphy97 What happened?
    ya what happened ; animal lovers rejoice!!!! i am going to cry when i find out! sad!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by polywer2345 View Post
    ya what happened ; animal lovers rejoice!!!! i am going to cry when i find out! sad!!!
    They euthanized her after she broke her two front ankles. She was galloping off the track.
    Pretty sad...
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    Yes, they euthanized her right away, so she didn't suffer long. There was nothing they could do for her.
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    The evolution of the race car has led to increased safety, while the evolution of the thoroughbred has led to increased risk. Cars have the benefit of new materials and designs for protecting drivers, while racehorses are bred for increased speed with no concern for the life of the horse. Breeders haven't left much of a safety margin in those legs.

    Things would be different if owners' legs shattered anytime it happens to one of their horses. If that were the case, thoroughbreds would have legs stout enough for the forces they sometimes have to bear. They'd be a little slower, but a race is a race and the horses would survive to run another day.
    Bruce in CT

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