Saturday, May 03, 2008


Our seats were 15 yards from the finish line. She was such a beautiful athlete. I could see the desperation in her eyes as she came through the finish line trying to catch Big Brown. She ran with the boys and proved that she belonged. Rest in peace Eight Belles.


Blogger Zach said...

I was watching it on TV live, and when I heard that they euthanized her, I was speechless. She definitely was a good athlete, pulling off a second place win before falling. Rest in Peace Eight Belles.

5/4/08, 3:34 AM  
Anonymous Fendergal said...

I don't get horse racing. Seems horrible.

5/4/08, 12:31 PM  
Blogger jahowie said...

I missed the race, but I heard about this. Very sad. Thanks for posting this tribute.

5/5/08, 7:49 AM  
Blogger Lily on the Road said...

Yes, thanks for acknowleding her fortitude and spirit. I am here with tears in my eyes yet again.

This is one of the very reasons I retired from the horse industry. Everyone wants bigger, better, faster...she ran the race of her life and stayed with the boys till the in....

God Bless her and may she know forever how valient she was...

5/5/08, 10:56 AM  
Blogger chatterbox said...

very sad. Hope I won't get euthanized next time I ride with the boys and hurt myself!

5/5/08, 11:36 AM  
Blogger Mallie said...

She was a true athlete. I'm tired of hearing the radio announcers saying it isn't as big a deal as if it's been an athlete. She WAS an athlete from the tip of her nose to her tail. Such a sad day.

5/5/08, 12:11 PM  
Blogger allan said...

Didn't get to see the race but I felt like I got sucker punched when I heard about it.

Mallie-I agree. I don't even listen to sports talk radio because of that crap.

5/5/08, 3:26 PM  
Blogger bbElf (a.k.a. panda) said...

So tragic.

When a filly makes it through to the big races you should always stick your money on her, because she must have "it" to be there.

5/5/08, 8:16 PM  
Blogger Donald said...

WOW... must have been tough to watch in person. We were cheering from our living room... a fun party for just the family. Fortunately, my four old did not realize or see what happened. Certainly sad... and she pushed so hard through the finish.

5/6/08, 4:51 AM  
Blogger AMRcyclist said...

Hi Chris, thanks for the "Tribute".
It brings so many memories. I worked as a photographer in Australia and one of my jobs was to cover horse racing. I remember how sad we all felt when one of those beautiful animals had an accident like Eight Belles did. And what a fighter she was!

5/12/08, 3:43 PM  

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