Kentucky Fried Steroids: Probing the Safety of Horse Races

Although the 2009 Kentucky Derby ended with a thrilling win when the horse Mine That Bird achieved a 50-1 long shot victory, horse racing continues to be marred by the events of last year’s derby when second-place competitor Eight Belles was euthanized after suffering two broken ankles. Unfortunately, not all horses in this year’s derby went unscathed, as shown by various injury reports from ESPN.

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