For some reason I watched the Kentucky Derby today and watched as Filly Eight Belles finished second behind Big Brown. Eight Belles collapsed moments later with two broken front ankles. An ambulance reached the track and euthanized her on the spot.
The on-call vet told the AP, “There was no possible way to save her. She broke both front ankles. That’s a bad injury.” Sadness.
R.I.P. Eight Belles
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