Just came from a fab-o derby party... in the illustrious hills in these parts. I saw more plastic in heels, than in ppls hands holding juleps.... Great race, although you always pull for the upset... Big Brown rolls in I thinK a $1.20:2.00 payout.... But then at the end, what I saw... just bad... and heartbreaking.... Eight Belles was attempting to become the fourth filly to win the Derby. However, as the horses galloped out around the first turn, the filly fell to the ground and jockey Gabriel Saez jumped off. An equine ambulance came onto the track, but the filly could not be saved, said Dr. Larry Bramlage, the Derby's on-call veterinarian. Like... right then on the spot, the horse's life is over (from a break I assume). Ouch... I know/am told these horses live to run and race... but a breakdown=death, just seems so sad and awful.