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"She ran with the heart of a locomotive, on champagne-glass ankles" ~ sportswriter Sally Jenkins. Eight Belles, center, who came in second at the 2008 Kentucky Derby, broke down approximately a furlong after the wire while slowing down. She suffered irreparable compound fractures of both front ankles and was immediately euthanized. Critics have accused the horse racing industry for breeding for speed rather than soundness—Thoroughbred horses have become too strong with bones too lightweight. Horse Rider, Horse Art, Jockey Club, Thoroughbred Horse Racing, Sport Of Kings, Racehorse, Horse Crazy, Filly, Race Track

"She ran with the heart of a locomotive, on champagne-glass ankles" ~ sportswriter Sally Jenkins. Eight Belles, center, who came in second at the 2008 Kentucky Derby, broke down approximately a furlong after the wire while slowing down. She suffered irreparable compound fractures of both front ankles and was immediately euthanized. Critics have accused the horse racing industry for breeding for speed rather than soundness—Thoroughbred horses have become too strong with bones too lightweight.

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