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Churchill Downs Memorializes Eight Belles

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Derby Museum has set a date to memorialize Eight Belles. The popular filly will be interred at the museum in Louisville on September 7.

Eight Belles suffered two broken ankles after finishing second to Big Brown in the 134th Kentucky Derby on May 3. She was euthanized on the track.

Eight Belles' owner, Rick Porter, will unveil a plaque honoring the champion filly during the public ceremony.

The plaque will be mounted under a magnolia tree where the filly's remains will be interred.

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