Eight Belles' Necropsy Report Released

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Eight Belles, the filly who suffered a catastrophic injury after finishing second in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs May 3, had compound fractures of both front legs at the fetlock joints, a necropsy report released May 15 concluded.

The necropsy, ordered by the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority, found no pre-existing bone abnormalities, said Lafe Nichols, DVM, Kentucky chief

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