Monday, May 5, 2008

Poor Eight Belles! I didn't post this on Saturday after the Kentucky Derby because it was just so sad. Having owned horses almost all my life up until 5 yrs. ago, I know how the trainer and owners of this beautiful filly must have felt. I had to put my horse down when I was 15 years old because she broke her back and it was one of the toughest things I've had to deal with in my life. Everyone take a moment to think about this beautiful creature!


Mary said...

Sherri, we watched the Derby and were so sad when we heard what happened to Eight Bells. It was so exciting to see her take 2nd. What a gorgeous horse. I felt kind of bad for Big Brown because the whole race took on a shadow after the news about EB was out. I'm sorry you had to go through that experience with your horse.

Sherri said...

Mary you are a very sweet person! I'm 48 years old and when I heard about Eight Belles it just brought back all the things I had to go through, especially at 15 yrs. old that was hard. EB was a beautiful horse and would have gone on to be even greater but I guess that wasn't the plan I'm sorry to say. I almost didn't watch the Derby but at the last minute I turned it on.

Lynne said...

I was so sad at the end of the Derby. It was terrible to see that beautiful horse go down. It was a shame that it overshadowed Big Brown's sensational win.

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BritGal' Sarah said...

Sherri, I didn't even watch it but I was so sad when I read/heard about her on the news, it's always tragic when a beautiful racehorse is fatally injured. This happens alot with the Grand National back home and in the end I just quit watching it as too upsetting.

Sherri said...

Sarah, I have watched the Grand National also in the past but stopped due to so many tragedies. I don't watch the Equestrian part of the Olympics very much anymore either because Eventing is so hard on the horses and very dangerous for both horse and rider.

Maggie said...

I thought some posts on the Kentucky Derby would be a nice segue into the Southern Reading Challenge; unfortunately, bonnets and mint juleps seem trivial after a horse gives his life for the show. Very sad.

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