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Churchill Downs To Honor Eight Belles

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Eight Belles will be interred at the
Kentucky Derby Museum and honored by Churchill Downs through a
series of charitable contributions and the renaming of a race.

The 3-year-old filly suffered two broken ankles after finishing
second to Big Brown in the 134th Kentucky Derby on May 3. She was
euthanized on the track.

The racetrack announced Tuesday that it would plant a tree in
honor of Eight Belles and the filly's remains would be interred at
its base. The memorial is planned for the museum's courtyard near
the grave sites of four Kentucky Derby winners.

An interment date has not been set.


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