Horse Racing: Breeding for Trouble

Eight Belles is euthanized on the track after crashing down on her chest when both of her front legs shattered following the finish of the 2008 Kentucky Derby.

By JANE ALLINResearch Analyst, Int'l Fund for Horses “As the 20 horses were being loaded into the starting gate for the (2008) Kentucky Derby, with Eight Belles — standing in post position five— poised to make her bid to become only the fourth filly in history to win America's most important race, Ellen Parker, a… Continue reading Horse Racing: Breeding for Trouble