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Old 05-03-2008, 08:21 PM   #1
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Kentucky Derby

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MrPurrl and I always watch the Kentucky Derby on TV. I enjoy the pageantry, the hats, the roses, those beautiful horses, and the actual race itself.

However, this year's race was marred by the second-place finisher, Eight Belles, collapsing with two broken ankles at the finish line, and being euthanized right on the track.

I cried and cried. It made me very sad that one minute that magnificant beautiful little living creature was flying around that track, and a few minutes later she was being put down.

Sometimes nothing makes sense.
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Re: Kentucky Derby

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MrPurrl and I always watch the Kentucky Derby on TV. I enjoy the pageantry, the hats, the roses, those beautiful horses, and the actual race itself.

However, this year's race was marred by the second-place finisher, Eight Belles, collapsing with two broken ankles at the finish line, and being euthanized right on the track.

I cried and cried. It made me very sad that one minute that magnificant beautiful little living creature was flying around that track, and a few minutes later she was being put down.

Sometimes nothing makes sense.
I cried as well!!! I cried like a baby when Barbaro went down and then euthanized months later.

I'm a Kentuckian and my family live 20 miles away from the track.

Eight Belles was my favorite to win. I wanted the gal to show them boys. She had a great race.
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It was a great race, but a very sad ending. She did very well.

By the way, this should be in the sports subforum.
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:32 PM   #5
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It was a great race, but a very sad ending. She did very well.

By the way, this should be in the sports subforum.
I wondered about that--didn't see any horse racing stuff there, though. This is more emotional for me than sports-related, anyway . . . whatever.

Barbero's death did me in, too.



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I didn't see the race, and I am glad I didn't. I am extremely sad to hear what happened to Eight Belles.

RIP, sweet horsie.
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I saw the race and was so excited and loved seeing all the high society people and the hats and everything and the beautiful horses and then the second place horse eight bells was injured, broke her 2 front ankles and then euthanized made me so sad I just wanted to cry, it made me so sad.
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It's pretty amazing that these animals are so powerful yet their leg bones are so fragile. Very sad story.
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I saw the replay of the race right afterwards, but never really got to see what happened to Eight Belles. I watched the news and they basically mentioned the winner and that the 2nd place horse had to be put down. How sad
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At first the announcers surmised it was a heart attack or aneurysm (sp?)--I almost wish it had been. She might have gone on her own without so much pain.
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Fuck eight bells and barbaro. I don't know why people give a shit about these horses. There's people dying of disease and war all over the world and people care about these fucking race horses. If you were truely about supporting animals right you would be against these elaborate horse races.
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Fuck eight bells and barbaro. I don't know why people give a shit about these horses. There's people dying of disease and war all over the world and people care about these fucking race horses. If you were truely about supporting animals right you would be against these elaborate horse races.
You are an ass.

And just what wonderous things have you done for the poor people dying all over the world, huh? What? Do tell.
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Fuck eight bells and barbaro. I don't know why people give a shit about these horses. There's people dying of disease and war all over the world and people care about these fucking race horses. If you were truely about supporting animals right you would be against these elaborate horse races.
I care about them because they were living creatures, just as you and me. I hope I never become so cynical that I don't care about animals, just because they aren't human!

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I care about them because they were living creatures, just as you and me. I hope I never become so cynical that I don't care about animals, just because they aren't human!

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You care about them being living creatures only when they die though is my point. You seem to ignore that people are forcing these living creatures into racing, so that they can make a large profit. If these animals weren't forced to race each other they would not be dying. Your views on animal rights are skewed.

Personally, I don't care if they race them and I also don't care when they die when people force them to race. I just hate people who are inconsistent in their views on the issue.
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Very sad. Very, very sad.


RIP Eight Belles.
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