Eight Belles To Be Remembered At Churchill

A memorial service has been scheduled to honor filly Eight Belles who broke down during the 2008 Kentucky Derby.

The Derby runner-up will be memorialized in a public ceremony on Sunday, September 7th, 2008 at 2:00PM in the Kentucky Derby Museum's garden.

"We hope our memorial service will serve as a lasting tribute to this great filly, and remind every visitor who walks through our doors of the incredible passion and ability she showed here in the Kentucky Derby," said Lynn Ashton, Executive Director of the Kentucky Derby Museum.

Rick Porter, owner of Eight Belles, will be in attendance to unveil a plaque honoring the horse. It will be placed under a magnolia tree where the filly's remains will be interred.

Larry Jones, the filly's trainer, will also speak at the event.

The public is welcome to attend the event, no museum admission will be required for the ceremony.

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