(Originally published May 3, 2008)
After Barbaro broke his leg in the 2006 Preakness, I swore I'd never watch another horse race on TV. Then, in 2007, I changed my mind.
But now, after watching the 2008 Kentucky Derby, I wish I hadn't. And for those who think that the victory of Big Brown and the demise of Eight Belles is a metaphor for how the Obama-Clinton nomination fight will turn out, this Obama supporter hopes you'll just take your callous attitude over the demise of a beautiful, gallant creature someplace else--preferably as far away from me as possible.
Rest in peace, Eight Belles.