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Trouble on the Track?

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Trouble on the Track?

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Trouble on the Track?

Trouble on the Track?

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This weekend was one of both glory and grief for the horse-racing world. An undefeated thoroughbred, Big Brown, ran away with Saturday's Kentucky Derby, but the second-place finisher, Eight Belles, was euthanized after breaking both forelegs.

Jennie Rees, who covers racing for the Louisville Courier-Journal, talks to Andrea Seabrook about the strains on competitive horses.