UPS To Honor Eight Belles With Big Donation

A charity that helps thoroughbreds is getting a big donation in the memory of Kentucky Derby runner-up Eight Belles.

Shipping giant UPS has pledged 10 thousand dollars to the Thoroughbred Charities of America, to honor the filly. She had to be euthanized when she suffered an injury after the Derby.

UPS has been riding a wave of enthusiasm lately amid Big Brown's success in the Derby and Preakness. He was named in honor of the company.


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  • by Anonymous on May 21, 2008 at 04:35 PM
    explain why this poor horse just cant be rememberd, there have been others that were put down and no one can remember their names ,I'm truly sorry for every-one that was affected by seeing her fall to death.
  • by Lyn Location: Fayette ky on May 21, 2008 at 03:34 PM
    I think its great they want to do that for the horse indusry.Such a aweful tragedy i just wish people would give racing a reality check after eight bells event.
  • by Anonymous Location: Versailles, KY on May 21, 2008 at 12:39 PM
    YOU SAID IT NEWSWATCHER!!!!!!
  • by newswatcher Location: lexington on May 21, 2008 at 11:10 AM
    Thanks UPS...I think it's a great gesture for you to honor Big Brown's fallen opponent. I only wish WKYT would take this horrible picture off of every story about Eight Belles. Just when you feel uplifted by the headlines of a remembrance for her, you open the story, only to see that agonizing photo over and over and over! Take it off now, please! We've all seen enough of it.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on May 21, 2008 at 09:29 AM
    Why don't they match that donation to a homeless shelter or a children's hospital?

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