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PETA calls for racing changes after Eight Belles tragedy

In the aftermath of the death of Eight Belles, the filly that finished second in the Kentucky Derby, the debate heightened on the safety of horse racing.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals called on the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority "to institute broad reforms to prevent future tragedies." And it urged the panel to suspend the license of jockey Gabriel Saez, pending an inquiry into the horse's breakdown that led to her being euthanized.

It also said "the second-place prize" to the owners of Eight Belles should be revoked until an inquiry is completed.

Read the full story at Kentucky.com.

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