There are many dangers. If you saw the Kentucky Derby this year, Eight Belles broke both her front ankles and had to be put down. In 2006, Barbaro broke his leg and also had to be put down.
The Kentucky Derby is the first leg of the Triple Crown, a horse that wins the Kentucky Derby, The Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes becomes the Triple Crown Winner
Barbaro's remains are buried at Churchill Downs. The 2006 Kentucky Derby winner broke down in the Preakness, breaking his right hind leg in over 20 pieces. He eventually had to be euthanized in January, 2007.
During the 137th Kentucky Derby, ArchArchArch, broke his leg. He sustained a condylar fracture that was career ending. He was saved through surgery and is now a stud stallion.
He broke his leg May 20th, 2006
The first leg of the three part Triple Crown is the Kentucky Derby.
The Kentucky Derby is 1 1/4 mile long. In other words 10 furlongs. It is the first leg of the United States Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing.
Barbaro won the Derby in '06 and broke down less than 100 yd into the preakness and was put down on January 29, 2007 if that's what you mean
The Kentucky Derby and The Preakness. (The third leg of the Triple Crown is called The Belmont Stakes.)
I wouldn't use this for a research paper, but I think the Kentucky Derby was shortened because it simply was too much for the horse to run that long. There is a bigger risk of death to horses if they are forced to sprint for a longer amount of time, and I'll use Barbaro as an example. Barbaro was a horse who competed in the Kentucky Derby who shattered his leg two weeks after the Derby which lead to death. Although this occurred after the shortening of the race (2006 I believe), the Derby is still a risk of injury or even death in some cases. --14-year-old horse freak :) I hope I hinted an idea?
Barbaro. he was pulled up in the preakness because of a fracture to his right hind leg. he was euthanized months later after not healing from having surgery on it. I LOVE BARBARO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I DIDNT THINK WAT HAPPEN WOULD HAPPEN
Big Brown, who won the 1st Leg Kentucky Derby, 2nd Leg Preakness Stakes but made a disappointing last in the field lost in the Last Leg Belmont Stakes race last 2008.