Monday, January 29, 2007

RIP: Barbaro (2003-2007)

Barbaro, foaled April 29, 2003, was euthanized on January 29, 2007. May he rest in peace. Many of us remember watching the Preakness and seeing him break down shortly after being released from the starting gate. No one was really concerned with following the rest of the race as everyone's hearts and souls were focused on how Barbaro was doing. I offer my condolences to his owner, trainer, and jockey as they mourn his tragic passing.
Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was euthanized Monday after complications from his breakdown at the Preakness last May.

“We just reached a point where it was going to be difficult for him to go on without pain,” co-owner Roy Jackson said. “It was the right decision, it was the right thing to do. We said all along if there was a situation where it would become more difficult for him then it would be time.”

Roy and Gretchen Jackson were with Barbaro on Monday morning, with the owners making the decision in consultation with chief surgeon Dean Richardson.
Barbaro shall be missed.

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