Saturday, May 03, 2008

A TRIBUTE TO EIGHT BELLES
I know you're running in heaven with Sasha, our beloved Greyhound......


8 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

What a tragic day it was. I didn't watch it but heard about her passing.

Rebecca said...

This is absolutely heartbreaking. It's so easy to get caught up in the pageantry and glamor of the derby, especially being a Kentuckian, but this year has left me completely numb. The horses may be treated like royalty ( unlike Greyhounds) but this is still a huge strain on these beautiful creatures.

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

I'm sorry, Rebecca, I don't follow the Kentucky Derby...it seems that this horse has passed away?

If so, that is sad news, and I'm sorry....The horse in these photos is quite beautiful...

Rebecca said...

Lavinia, she came in second at the derby and no sooner did she cross the finish line, she collapsed with two shattered ankles. She was euthanized right there on the track. It was horrible. She was so beautiful and the only filly running this year.

willow said...

What a sad, sad story. And such a gorgeous animal, too. I'm so sorry to hear about this tragedy, Rebecca.

DeeDee said...

Rebecca...I could hardly believe what I was hearing...This beautiful Philly gave it all she had and then some..so sad... Our youngest rode horses while growing up...she competed Hunter Jumper...these gentle giants give it all they have when competing...A sad day at the Derby...

Rebecca said...

DeeDee...It was an absolute nightmare..She gave it her all and literally ran the race of her life...

Jane Wilner said...

Hi, I receive notices from google whenever my family name TenBroeck is mentioned and received this one:
His father-in-law, Richard Ten Broeck, was an accomplished horse breeder and trainer, and introduced Clark to horse racing, attending the English Derby at Epsom Downs outside London.
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Can you tell me where to find the entire article so I can see full context. thank you Jane