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Started by Russo (Railbird87); 10262 views.
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WendyinMI (wendrew)
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From: WendyinMI (wendrew)

5/5/08

This came out of Delaware Park today:

MAY 5, 2008

Contact:          Chris Sobocinski, Delaware Park

                        302.994.2521 ext. 7383



STATEMENT FROM GABRIEL SAEZ

"I remain heartbroken over Eight Belles, and I want to let her many fans know that she never gave me the slightest indication before or during the race that there was anything bothering her. All I could sense under me was how eager she was to race. I was so proud of her performance, and of the opportunity to ride her in my first Kentucky Derby, all of which adds to my sadness. Riding right now at Delaware Park and being around the horses and other jockeys is good therapy for me, but I hope the media understands that I prefer not to conduct interviews at this time. Please respect my decision while I mourn my personal loss."


Guest

From: Guest

5/5/08

I respectfully disagree that her finish proved she didn't belong there. All involved including one of the top vets in the country said they had never seen this before. I take that to mean this could have happened to a colt as well as a filly. She belonged in that race. She kicked the butts out of 18 other colts.
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pschmid1012

From: pschmid1012

5/5/08

A DITTO  & AMEN!  I will go to her Guest Bk. & pay my respects for her INNOCENT & VICTIMIZED ( sp.?) SOUL!
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pschmid1012

From: pschmid1012

5/5/08

Strong & sure b/c she had a 'filly' psyche!  IMO, a really professional jockey...knows the horse & it's phy. limitations!  But then again so do trainors & owners!!!  I really do believe, there is more to this than 'broken legs' !!!   Sport of kings.....NOT! (unless the 'royalty is self serving)  I am thoroughly DISGUSTED & a lot of America( not horsey people) are mourning & thank God, the press is con't their 'story' on this one!  WAKE UP AMERICA!!!
KathyElm

From: KathyElm

5/5/08

I totally agree with you. Her collapse seemed more physical than mechanical. It looks like she may have choked (cut off her air)...or had someother interferance of oxygen/blood flow. Alot of trainers administer medications...supplements etc straight into the jugular...sometimes in jugging a horse, the jugular becomes flat and it's almost like a kink in a hose...nothing gets thru.Understand,I am not implying that she was jugged or had a flat jugular,it's just that that is sometimes a cause of a horse going down.

I think the ankle fractures occured when she was going down....I don't think they were the cause of her going down.

Just my opinion....

Kathy

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turelsm

From: turelsm

5/6/08

thank you. sad but i her you
greAt book on our sitaution on this pLanet ..E.tolLe;s book on the earth awakeing..thE GREAT DISEASE OF OUR TIMES ego
peace .. ..
KammyGirl9

From: KammyGirl9

5/6/08

You are so right.  I will send my condolenses to Eight Belles' connections.

Thank you,  Judy

KammyGirl9

From: KammyGirl9

5/6/08

Railbird,

This is in response to your post #10.  It says everything I have been feeling, so I need not say anything more  Bravo.

Rest in Peace, beautiful Belles...

Guest

From: Guest

5/6/08

I don't get "wordy" very often on most of these topics because I do not want to get into the contest of words.  But, I have felt for a long time now that there are good owners/trainers and there are bad ones.  If there weren't then why would the Jackson's get so much praise for being an example of the "good owners" that "get it".  And this is shown by the decisions that they make for their horses.  

hornsix1

From: hornsix1

5/6/08

I enjoyed reading your post #33. Insight right from people like you who know horses from first hand experience helps clear up the "muddied" picture painted by radicals who have strong opinions but don't really know the animals.
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