Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Injured Horses You Didnt See

Injured Horses You Didnt See - The Rail - Sports - New York Times Blog:

"Will the death of the Kentucky Derby runner-up spur any real, meaningful change within the thoroughbred racing industry? Does it take a nationally televised catastrophe to bring about significant, long-term betterment to racehorse safety?

Eight Belles was the unfortunate talk of the nation after collapsing past the wire in the Kentucky Derby. But the ill-fated filly was not the only thoroughbred whose career took an abrupt and ugly turn on the first Saturday in May — she just happened to be the only one whose death was witnessed by millions of people."