LOUISVILLE, KY -- Eight Belles will be interred at the Kentucky Derby Museum and honored by Churchill Downs through charitable contributions and the renaming of a race.
The 3-year-old filly broke two ankles after finishing second to
Big Brown in the Kentucky Derby on May 3. She was euthanized on the
The track said Tuesday it will plant a tree in honor of Eight
Belles and the filly's remains will be buried at its base. The
memorial is planned for the museum's courtyard near the grave sites
of four Kentucky Derby winners.
An interment date has not been set.