Saturday, May 3, 2008

Sad day in the equine world

I just logged into Yahoo, and the news from the Kentucky Derby isn't good. I didn't watch the race, but apparently, the only filly in the race, Eight Belles, finished second, but had to be euthanized on the track because of a fatal injury. Now I'm glad I didn't see. The photo on Yahoo (the first in a gallery but not of Eight Belles) shows a very wet track.
These horses are too young to be racing.


Anna van Schurman said...

My whole family was pretty sad, but it wasn't as bad as the Breeder's Cup we saw at the Belmont where three horses died. That day my dad even cried; watching Go For Wand was heartbreaking. The whole physiology of the horse seems to defy their even walking.

Lelia said...

I saw the race on tv. It was so very sad.