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Always Bet On The Filly

SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2008

So Hillary Clinton spent the week trying to tie herself into the Kentucky Derby by telling Kentuckians to “bet on the filly.”

The filly being Eight Belles, the only female in the race.

Well, in a development that you couldn’t even make up, Eight Belles finished second, but broke both her ankles during the race, collapsed after the finish, and was immediately euthanized on the track.

I’m not even sure what to add to that. Someone in her campaign was feeling pretty smart for tying Clinton to the biggest event in Kentucky, now I’m sure they want to be euthanized themselves.

Some genius commenter over at Deadspin made the point much more succinctly: “Big Brown wins, and the filly is down.”