TwinMominTX Posted July 29, 2008 Share Posted July 29, 2008 I remember we had a good discussion shortly after the Kentucky Derby about Eight Belles and I thought some of you might be interested in what I read recently. The owner of Eight Belles has had wristbands made with Eight Belles name on the, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Midatlantic Horse Rescue in Maryland a charity that buys slaughter bound ex-racehorses and adopts them out to good homes (horsehats.com/EightBelles.html). Additionally, Churchill Downs Inc., announced that the horses remains will be buried at the base of a tree in the Kentucky Derby Museum's courtyard. The track will also ring eight bells as part of the 2009 Kentucky Derby ceremony. Also, Thoroughbred Charities of America has established the Eight Belles Memorial Fund. They, together with Eight Belles' owner and Churchill Downs Foundation will each be donating $25,000 toward continuing research into racehorse injuries and retraining of retired Throroughbreds for second careers. I also found it interesting to read in the article that before Eight Belles injury/death, the last breakdown in the Kentucky Derby was 75 years ago. Source: Horse Illustrated August 2008 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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