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Equine Death - Delight’s Eight Ball

Delight's Eight Ball, foaled March 20, 1970, passed away in his sleep Dec. 7, 2003, at the age of 33. Eight Ball or Eight, as he was known, spent his retirement days at the Jumbo Boyd Stables in Lexington, Ky., where he was buried. He was purchased in 1975 by Lyda Caudill and placed in training with Jumbo. He won national attention by capturing numerous championships, including the Kentucky Celebration and the coveted Owingsville Lions Club Horse Show Championships and was 15.2 and Under Reserve World Champion at the National Celebration. For five consecutive years he received the Horse of the Year Award from the Kentucky Walking Horse Association. He remained under the ownership of the Caudill family until his death with granddaughter Jennifer Burton being his guardian. He will be deeply missed by his many fans and extended family, including Minnie Boyd, Ronnie and Kathy Vincent, and number-one care giver Sam Sorrell.

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