Eight Belles came in 2nd after running the race of her life, which sadly was the last race of her life. Time was 2 minutes, 3 1/2 seconds. Just after crossing the wire second after Big Brown, Eight Belles collapsed after breaking her front ankles and had to be euthanized on the racetrack.
Kentucky Derby - 2008 TV was released on: USA: 3 May 2008
The 2008 Kentucky Derby winner was Big Brown.
The cast of Kentucky Derby - 2008 includes: Donna Brothers as Herself - Analyst Bob Costas as Himself - Host
The 134th Derby was run on 3 May 2008.Note: The Kentucky Derby was first run in 1875.
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.
May 3, 1980 was the date on which the 106th Kentucky Derby was held. On that day the winning horse was Genuine Risk [February 15, 1977 - August 18, 2008]. The outcome represented only the second of three times that fillies have been first to cross the Derby's finish line ... thus far.
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.
Yes, fillies have been among the Kentucky Derby's winners! Regret [1912 - April 11, 1934] was the first filly [female horse] to win the Kentucky Derby, in 1915, with a time of 2:05.40 minutes. Genuine Risk [February 15, 1977 - August 18, 2008] was the second filly to win the Derby, in 1980, with a time of 2:02.00 minutes. Winning Colors [February 14, 1985 - February 17, 2008] was the third and final filly to win the Derby, in 1988, with a time of 2:02.20 minutes.
As of June 2008 he was standing at stud for Japan.