Tragedy at Derby finish


Monday, May 5th 2008, 8:39 am
By: News 9


Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Just after Big Brown crossed the finish line as the winner of the 134th Kentucky Derby, runnerup Eight Belles collapsed to the track with two broken ankles. The filly was then euthanized on the track.

Big Brown, with jockey Kent Desormeaux in charge, won the race by four and three-quarters lengths with Eight Belles second and Denis of Cork third.