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Eight Belles suffered compound fractures of both forelegs and was euthanized.

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What horse that competed in the 2008 Kentucky Derby died shortly after the race due to injury?

The filly Eight Belles finished 2nd in the 2008 Kentucky Derby and had to be euthanized after fracturing both front ankles.

What race was eight bells the horse racing when she died?

Kentucky Derby

What horse died in the 2009 Kentucky Derby?

In 2009, a filly name Raspberry Miss and another horse named Dr. Rap collided during a training session. Raspberry Miss died and Dr. Rap was injured. Eight Belles was the female horse that died in the 2008 Kentucky Derby. She twisted both of her front ankles right after she crossed the wire.

What horse died after the Kentucky Derby 2 or 3 years ago?

Two horses have been euthanized following the Kentucky Derby in the last few years: 'Barbaro' in 2007 (2006 Derby Winner), and 'Eight Belles' in 2008 (who placed 2nd after Big Brown).

Did a horse die in the Kentucky Derby?

The first horse to die in the Derby was Eight Belles in 2008. She finished the race in second place. Eight Belles died after the race during cool-down by being euthanized because of compound fractures.

What horse competed in the 2008 Kentucky Derby and died shortly after the race due to injury?

The horse that died shortly after the race was called Eight Belles. She was owned by Rick Porter, and her jockey was Gabriel Saez. The filly was trained by Larry Jones.

In which Kentucky Derby did a filly die?

In the 2008 Kentucky Derby the filly Eight Belles [February 23, 2005 - May 3, 2008] died. She fractured both ankles in her forelegs. She had to be euthanized right there, at the Churchill Downs racetrack.

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What filly died on the track at the Kentucky Derby 2 years ago?

Eight Belles [February 23, 2005 - May 3, 2008] was euthanized after the Kentucky Derby on May 3, 2008. She came in second, five lengths after Big Brown. Both of her front ankles were fractured extensively.

What were the names of the people that have died at the Kentucky Derby?

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Who is the trainer for the race horse named Unbridled?

Unbridled's trainer was Carl Nafzger. This Stallion was only 14 years old when she died. Unbridled is one of the few horses that have won the Kentucky Derby.

Did Seattle Slew have to be put down?

No, he died in his sleep, 25 years to the day from his Kentucky Derby win. He was 28.