Well it was a beautiful day for a race! Sunny, breezy, the horses all shining and beautiful. My favorites, Eight Belles, Smooth Air and Monba.
NO WAY! BIG BROWN won from the 20th post! Freaking amazing. Although he wasn't my favorite, I was tearing up watching him pull from the farthest outside to take the lead. Amazing!!!
Sadly, our girlie girl Eight Belles, who came in second, was injured and at this time lays in the track with the equine ambulance headed her way... I'm so sad. Eight Belles was riden by an inexperienced 20-year old rookie jockey named Gabriel Saez.
ETA: They euthanized Eight Belles on the track that she came in on. This is so sad. The first filly to run in the Kentucky Derby since 1999. Poor thing broke her ankles racing against the big boys.