Eight Belles Ceremony Set For Sunday

by Rick Howlett on September 5, 2008

A public ceremony in remembrance of Kentucky Derby filly Eight Belles will be held Sunday at the Derby Museum.

Eight Belles had to be euthanized when she broke down after finishing second in this year’s Derby.

Museum spokesperson Wendy Treinen says Eight Belles is not the first thoroughbred to be interred at the site.

“We have four Derby winners here on the property. We have Carry Back, Sunny’s Halo, Broker’s Tip and Swaps. They were Derby winners that were interred on the property some time ago,” she said.

Sunday’s ceremony begins at 2pm in a garden outside the museum.

A private burial for Eight Belles was held last month at the site.

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