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Understanding a Horse-Racing Tragedy

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Understanding a Horse-Racing Tragedy

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Understanding a Horse-Racing Tragedy

Understanding a Horse-Racing Tragedy

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Second-place finisher Eight Belles was euthanized on the track at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. The filly broke both front ankles after crossing the finish line. Scott Palmer, owner of the New Jersey Equine Clinic in Clarksburg, N.J., talks with Melissa Block about the issues surrounding the sudden death.