Animal: Eight Belles
|born on||23 February 2005 at 12:35 (= 12:35 PM )|
|Place||Lexington, Kentucky, 38n03, 84w30|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||05°12' 29°55 Asc. 23°14'|
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).
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."
- Personal : Death : Unusual (Euthanasia)
- Notable : Awards : Sports Championship
- Mundane : Misc. Mundane : Animals (Thoroughbred racehorse)