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Barbaro is euthanized
news.yahoo.com ^ | 1-29-07

Posted on 01/29/2007 9:35:15 AM PST by lunarbicep

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was euthanized Monday morning 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."


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Sports
KEYWORDS: barbaro; horse; kentuckyderby
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1 posted on 01/29/2007 9:35:15 AM PST by lunarbicep
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To: lunarbicep

"Somewhere...somewhere in time's own space
There must be some sweet pastured place
Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow
Some Paradise where horses go.
For by the love that guides my pen
I know great horses live again."
-Stanley Harrison


2 posted on 01/29/2007 9:35:56 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: lunarbicep

Wow, that's no damned good.

I thought the horse would survive too.


3 posted on 01/29/2007 9:36:12 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: lunarbicep

Oh NO


4 posted on 01/29/2007 9:36:19 AM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: lunarbicep

They just announced it on TVG.


5 posted on 01/29/2007 9:36:20 AM PST by angkor
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To: lunarbicep

6 posted on 01/29/2007 9:36:26 AM PST by meg88
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To: HairOfTheDog
Just d@mn ping.
7 posted on 01/29/2007 9:36:38 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (http://www.virginiaisforrudy.com)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Speachless


8 posted on 01/29/2007 9:36:57 AM PST by gate2wire
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To: lunarbicep

Sold to the French?


9 posted on 01/29/2007 9:37:01 AM PST by pissant
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To: lunarbicep

That's terrible. They said he was bright eyed, eating well and nipping at people just yesterday.


10 posted on 01/29/2007 9:37:27 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: lunarbicep

I got a feelin' they got his sperm on ice somewhere.


11 posted on 01/29/2007 9:37:35 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (When I search out the massed wheeling circles of the stars, my feet no longer touch the earth)
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To: lunarbicep

Damn.


12 posted on 01/29/2007 9:37:37 AM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: lunarbicep

Just tried to post...very sad.

I wonder if he would have been able to cover a mare with the cast on his leg. Admittedly I know nothing of the sport, so I'm unsure if this would have violated any rules.


13 posted on 01/29/2007 9:37:42 AM PST by RedRightReturn (Even a broken clock is right twice a day...)
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To: lunarbicep

Horrible news.


14 posted on 01/29/2007 9:37:49 AM PST by Andy'smom
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To: Doogle

15 posted on 01/29/2007 9:37:59 AM PST by meg88
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To: lunarbicep

Heartbreaking. He seemed to do so well for a while.


16 posted on 01/29/2007 9:38:04 AM PST by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Big dog, big dog, bow-wow-wow! We'll crush crime, now, now, now!)
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To: gate2wire

Wow

Sorry to learn this.


17 posted on 01/29/2007 9:38:19 AM PST by Vision ("Delight yourself in the Lord; and he will give you your heart's desires." Psalm 37:4)
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To: gate2wire

:~ ((


18 posted on 01/29/2007 9:38:19 AM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: lunarbicep

Very sad news.


19 posted on 01/29/2007 9:38:27 AM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: lunarbicep

Sad.


20 posted on 01/29/2007 9:38:36 AM PST by tioga
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

"I got a feelin' they got his sperm on ice somewhere."


I don't think that's allowed, is it?



21 posted on 01/29/2007 9:38:48 AM PST by Andy'smom
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To: Moonman62

Really? The reports I saw this weekend said he was in a lot of pain. I think they did the right thing, but so sorry they had to do it.


22 posted on 01/29/2007 9:39:10 AM PST by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: pissant

Don't be like that.


23 posted on 01/29/2007 9:39:17 AM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: lunarbicep
Beautiful animal. Very sad.
24 posted on 01/29/2007 9:39:19 AM PST by Bahbah (.Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: pissant

How's your leg today? Is that a limp?


25 posted on 01/29/2007 9:39:52 AM PST by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: Corin Stormhands; HairOfTheDog

Ah, nuts.

Can't say they didn't try.


26 posted on 01/29/2007 9:39:57 AM PST by Ramius ([sip])
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To: lunarbicep

Everything that could have been done was. It's amazing how much energy, time, and money went into Barbaro.


27 posted on 01/29/2007 9:40:06 AM PST by Vision ("Delight yourself in the Lord; and he will give you your heart's desires." Psalm 37:4)
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To: teenyelliott

I'm always like "that"


28 posted on 01/29/2007 9:40:28 AM PST by pissant
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To: lunarbicep

How sad! He had heart, though, and that's how he lasted this long. A brave little horse, and I'm glad they didn't put him through surgery again.


29 posted on 01/29/2007 9:40:38 AM PST by livius
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To: Bahbah

God Bless Barbaro!


30 posted on 01/29/2007 9:40:41 AM PST by mmyers
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To: lunarbicep

31 posted on 01/29/2007 9:42:32 AM PST by Paradox (Secular Conservative, thank God!)
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To: pissant
Sold to the French?

A great horse deserves a better fate. Bury him at Churchill Downs. France already has enough horse's asses.

32 posted on 01/29/2007 9:43:31 AM PST by andy58-in-nh
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
sperm on ice somewhere They can make nice horses but are not allowed not to breed thoroughbreds artificially
33 posted on 01/29/2007 9:44:07 AM PST by SF Republican
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To: Andy'smom; Lonesome in Massachussets

You would probably wind up with a spectacular horse, but it would not be eligible for racing nor would any of it's offspring.


34 posted on 01/29/2007 9:44:32 AM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: nuconvert; Vision

Breaking my heart.


35 posted on 01/29/2007 9:44:48 AM PST by gate2wire
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To: Vision
Everything that could have been done was. It's amazing how much energy, time, and money went into Barbaro.

Hopefully, because of the treatment given to Barbaro, some of the things learned from the experience will help other horses in the future.

36 posted on 01/29/2007 9:44:58 AM PST by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Championship U)
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To: X-FID

a very sad ping!


37 posted on 01/29/2007 9:45:30 AM PST by Lovergirl (Once a SnowFlake always a SnowFlake.)
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To: SF Republican
That was poorly edited - they are not allowed to breed thoroughbreds artificially.
38 posted on 01/29/2007 9:46:58 AM PST by SF Republican
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To: wagglebee
You would probably wind up with a spectacular horse, but it would not be eligible for racing nor would any of it's offspring.

Why is that (I am asking the question honestly). What is the difference between that and putting him out to stud?

Is there a rule that it has to happen "naturally?"

39 posted on 01/29/2007 9:48:50 AM PST by paulat
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To: gate2wire

He must have taken a turn for worse and been sufferring.
I know they did what they felt was the best for Barbaro.


40 posted on 01/29/2007 9:49:20 AM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: dfwgator

They must have.

I was impressed with what I read right after the race. 10 high profile months later must have advanced things.


41 posted on 01/29/2007 9:49:24 AM PST by Vision ("Delight yourself in the Lord; and he will give you your heart's desires." Psalm 37:4)
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To: MizSterious
www.timwoolleyracing.com

The above site has updates from insiders. You have to poke around a bit, it's not well organized. The site is bogged down now for obvious reasons.

42 posted on 01/29/2007 9:49:32 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: lunarbicep

This makes me so unbelievably sad. He had come so far, and I was really praying for miracles.

So, so sad.


43 posted on 01/29/2007 9:49:36 AM PST by USMCWife6869
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To: lunarbicep
I'm a little choked up about Barbaro, magnificent horse, great heart.
He's in horse heaven nickering at the ladies as I type this ...
44 posted on 01/29/2007 9:50:23 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: USMCWife6869

I remember back when I was a kid when Ruffian had to be put down, and how devastating that was. I think the difference here is that I think we were more prepared for this, even when Barbaro was doing well, there still was a sense that it was an uphill battle.


45 posted on 01/29/2007 9:51:24 AM PST by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Championship U)
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To: nuconvert

No more info as of yet. Everything is down.


46 posted on 01/29/2007 9:52:53 AM PST by gate2wire
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To: lunarbicep; Ramius; ecurbh; CindyDawg; PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain; Duchess47; FrogInABlender; ..
~sigh~ They really did try. ...That all horses injured in our service had the care and love that he did.

Run free, Barbaro.

Ping!


47 posted on 01/29/2007 9:53:32 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: USMCWife6869

God always answers prayers, but sometimes the answer is No.


48 posted on 01/29/2007 9:54:07 AM PST by Fairview
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To: HairOfTheDog

ping


49 posted on 01/29/2007 9:54:07 AM PST by proud_2_B_texasgal
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To: Fairview

I know. I was just hoping for a yes this time. God obviously has other plans.


50 posted on 01/29/2007 9:55:29 AM PST by USMCWife6869
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