2:18 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Five Years After Eight Belles

  • A look at the progress the Kentucky thoroughbred industry has made in animal care five years after the on-track euthanization of Eight Belles.

Eight Belles
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This week marks the 5-year anniversary of the death of Eight Belles. The second-place finisher in the 2008 Kentucky Derby toppled at the finish line and was euthanized on the track.  Kentucky Public Radio's Joseph Lord brings us this look at what's changed in the thoroughbred racing industry since the filly's death.

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