The name of the filly that had to be euthanized after finishing second in the Kentucky Derby may have a familiar ring to people in Maine.
Eight Bells, the only filly in the field Saturday, got her name from the summer home Eight Bells, where the Wyeth family lived in Port Clyde. N.C. Wyeth named the old captain’s home after the painting ":Eight Bells": by Winslow Homer.
Eight Bells was attempting to become the fourth filly to win the Derby, but she broke both her ankles in the race. She was euthanized by injection on the track.