Racing Authority Responds to Animal Rights Groups' Objections

The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority released a statement May 5 regarding Eight Belles, who was injured and subsequently euthanized after the May 3 Kentucky Derby. It followed demands by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals for changes in the horseracing industry.

"We are saddened by the loss of Eight Belles during the 134th running of the Kentucky Derby last Saturday," the statement said

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