Monday, May 05, 2008

Tragedy Overshadows Triumph at Kentucky Derby

The tragic injury suffered by filly Eight Belles resulting in the hors being euthanized minutes after the race has been the big story from the Kentucky Derby over the weekend. Now the story will continue to grow as P.E.T.A. is getting involved calling for jockey Gabriel Saez to be suspended.

What appears to be missed, or at least overlooked, is the dominating performance of winner Big Brown who blew away the field. Once Big Brown made his move there wasn’t a horse on the track who could run with him. As always when a horse wins the Kentucky Derby people automatically begin talking Triple Crown but Big Brown may give us the most legitimate shot at seeing a Triple Crown winner than we’ve had in years.