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Eight Belles' remains buried at Churchill Downs in quiet ceremony

8/26/2008

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The remains of Eight Belles have been buried at Churchill Downs.

A wooden box containing the filly's remains was buried at the Kentucky Derby Museum during a quiet ceremony Monday.

Eight Belles was the only filly to run in the 134th Kentucky Derby in May, finishing second to Big Brown. She was euthanized on the track after breaking two ankles.

Museum spokeswoman Wendy Treinen says Eight Belles was "interred without fanfare."

There will be a public memorial service Sept. 7. A plaque will be dedicated under a magnolia tree where the thoroughbred's remains were interred.