|RIP Eight Belles
||[May. 4th, 2008|12:00 am]
Did anyone else watch the Kentucky Derby today? I seriously wanted to cry and I'm tearing up just thinking about it. How does this sport go on? This poor horse collapsed after running and coming in 2nd place. It broke both of its front legs (the worst kentucky derby injury in history) and was immediately euthanized. |
"She didn't have a front leg to stand on to be splinted and hauled off in the ambulance, so she was euthanized," Bramlage said.
It was much worse on tv. The newscaster made it seem like nothing happened. The crowd went on cheering for Big Brown who came in 1st place. It's like, whatever, it's just another horse suffering from a racing injury. No biggie. WTF.
"Eight Belles is the second 3-year-old in three years to be euthanized after injuries in a Triple Crown Race. Barbaro, the 2006 Derby winner, suffered a shattered left front leg in the Preakness Stakes two weeks after winning here."
I haaaaaaaaate this sport.
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