Hillary Clinton picked the filly Eight Belles to win the Kentucky Derby. She bet on her to win, place, and show. Eight Belles was running a clean race with no bumping, but both front ankles broke shortly after crossing the finish line. She (the horse) had to be euthanized by injection on the track, in front of the spectators of the race, before Big Brown, the favorite and winner, was presented with his trophy.
Barack Obama picked Colonel John (not Admiral John) to win. His horse was not in the money.
PETA blamed the jockey, Gabriel Saez, for the tragedy.
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