Michael Savage: Eight Belles Put Down For The Insurance
So I'm still out of books-on-CD so I was listening to Michael Savage on 55KRC on the way back to Camp Axinar and he was saying that Eight Belles was put down for the insurance.
One of his callers was practically in tears telling the tale of how he was actually at the Kentucky Derby, saw the whole sequence of events with the horse being euthanized and is now ashamed to know all the words to "My Old Kentucky Home".
Michael Savage even says he agrees with PETA on this one.
Yikes - that's heavy.
Yes, my friends, we may have our first bonafide animal martyr on our hands here.
The trainer and owners of Eight Belles have been defending the jockey, Gabriel Saez and saying he did nothing wrong.
The story is that Eight Belles had a tendency towards drifting towards the rail and the jockey was using the whip to get her away from the rail.
The trainer, Larry Jones, is scheduled to hold a news conference tomorrow morning.
This ought to be entertaining.
The Humane Society of the United States is also chiming in saying that these horses are being so bred for speed they're becomming fragile.
I believe a blacksmith called into Michael Savage a few minutes ago and basically said these horses should not be run in competion until they are at least four years old because the bones have not fully formed yet.
Oh yes ... we've got a horse scandal here for sure, people ...
Why didn’t NBC show Eight Belles’ injury? - HorseRacingBetting.com
Should Eight Belles Jockey Gabriel Saez be Euthanized? - beRecruited.com SportsWrap
Did Eight Belles Really Die Because She "Ran Her Heart Out"? (includes Larry Jones interview) - Jezebel
Eight Belles or Eight Million? - PuddyDunne
What’s Wrong w/ Showing Eight Belles Injury On Air? - Sportaphile
WIN, DEATH, SHOW … R.I.P. Eight Belles - Y2Kers.com