I love the Kentucky Derby; I thrill at seeing some horse in the backfield overtake the rest of the contenders, one by one, and win by five lengths; this is what usually happens.
I always pick out a favorite to root for. This year, since there was a filly in the running (a rare event), I chose Eight Belles. Wow, seventeen hands: That's one tall girl.
We ladies have to stick together, right?
She did well, placing second. Then fell to the ground with both front ankles broken. She had to be put down.
It was a great race, but it was marred by Belle's death.
If you missed the race, you can watch it HERE.