Animal: Eight Belles

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Name
Animal: Eight Belles Gender: F
born on 23 February 2005 at 12:35 (= 12:35 PM )
Place Lexington, Kentucky, 38n03, 84w30
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 05°12' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 29°55 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 23°14'



Animal: Eight Belles (at Churchill Downs, 1 May 2008, for the 134th Kentucky Derby)

Biography

American thoroughbred racehorse owned by Rick Porter's Fox Hill Farms. She finished second to winner Big Brown in the 134th running of the Kentucky Derby held at Churchill Downs, a race run by only thirty-nine fillies in the past. Her collapse just after the Derby's conclusion resulted in immediate euthanasia (on 3 May 2008).

Earlier in the year, Eight Belles made history at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas, by being the first filly in the history of the track to win the Martha Washington Stakes (17 February 2008, by 13½ lengths, setting a stakes record for margin of victory), the Honeybee Stakes (16 March 2008, beating stakes winner Pure Clan), and the Fantasy Stakes (12 April 2008).

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Eight Belles: Triumph Beyond the Wire" by Maria Michalak (AuthorHouse, 2009), p. 5: "On February 23, 2005, at 12:35 PM, a filly was born at Three Chimneys Farm. The bay filly was the daughter of Unbridled's Song and Away."

Categories

  • Personal : Death : Unusual (Euthanasia)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship
  • Mundane : Misc. Mundane : Animals (Thoroughbred racehorse)