Saturday, May 3, 2008

R.I.P.

Rest in peace Eight Belles. You were a beautiful horse and deserved much better than two broken legs and death in front of a crowd of thousands waving betting slips. Amazing athlete with a big heart.

9 comments:

20 meter circle of life said...

amen

arthist99 said...

How on earth does that happen? How awful.

Pony Girl said...

So sad. I am heartbroken. Eventually, things will change in horse racing. We have to stay positive that these young horses aren't giving up their lives in vain.
How is your Maddy's hock doing??

Pony Girl said...

One more thing...thanks for adding me to your blog roll! I'm honored. I added you to mine, too. ;)

Callie said...

This makes me sad.........

Rising Rainbow said...

Such a heartbreaking event! Between this and the accident at Rolex last weekend, you'd think the press would be all over this issue, but I guess not.

emma said...

It makes me sick ...SHAME on their selfishness.

Molly said...

Here's a link to PETA to send a message for industry reforms:
http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/eight_belles?rk=n7XGyzsq4M1wW

Horse Dealer said...

I too believe these horse love to race and want to win, but as you said there needs to be stiffer fines to get horse racing back to a level playing field with no drugs. This was so sad! A true loss to everyone one.