Eight Belles or Eight Million?

I signed off Horse Racing in 1975 over the filly “Ruffian” and the debacle at the Belmont. I spent days sickened over the scene.  I can still see the images in my mind.  What can I say that hasn’t been said.

NO MORE TWO AND THREE YEAR OLD FILLY”S running with a field of COLT’s and GELDINGS.

FIX IT!!

4 year olds. Train one year longer before going a mile and a quarter.

People and Thoroughbreds like TURF!!   Use it.

No more insurance policies on under 4 animals who race the mile or better.

Stop lying about these cases.

These tragedies are preventable.  Ruffian (1975) , Go for Wand (1990) Barbaro (2007) , George Washington (2007)

In 134 runnings at Churchill, three filly’s only have prevailed. Let’s not go for four. It’s a boys triple crown. Let’s have a match race for best show in Filly’s .

I’ll bet that insurance policy for Eight Belles was 10 mil or better.  I’ll give you three to one on that.

 

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  1. LETS SPEAK FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES GET INVOLVED AT:
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