The Predictable Demise of Eight Belles

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Two years ago it was Barbaro after the Preakness.  Saturday, it was Eight Belles, after a heroic second-place finish in the Kentucky Derby.  Racehorses of extraordinary promise, which had to be put down just as their careers were getting underway. Twenty of Saturday's Kentucky-Derby entrants were descended from one horse, Native Dancer.  Ankles are the tragic flaw of that extended family. Jon Weinbach is sports-business reporter for the Wall Street Journal.




Warren Olney