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Barbaro Is Euthanized
Forbes ^ | 1/29/07 | DAN GELSTON

Posted on 01/29/2007 11:08:28 AM PST by Kimmers

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was euthanized Monday after complications from his gruesome breakdown at last year's Preakness, ending an eight-month ordeal that prompted an outpouring of support across the country.

"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."

A series of ailments, including laminitis in the left rear hoof and a recent abscess in the right rear hoof, proved too much for the gallant colt.

Barbaro battled in his ICU stall for eight months. The 4-year-old colt underwent several procedures and was fitted with fiberglass casts. He spent time in a sling to ease pressure on his legs, had pins inserted and was fitted at the end with an external brace. These were all extraordinary measures for a horse with such injuries.

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

"I would say thank you for everything, and all your thoughts and prayers over the last eight months or so," Jackson said to Barbaro's fans.

(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...


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KEYWORDS: barbar; breaking; euthanized; horseracing; notbreaking
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I think was a long time in coming. I am sure those directily involved in his care of going to miss him.
1 posted on 01/29/2007 11:08:30 AM PST by Kimmers
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To: Kimmers

Again?


2 posted on 01/29/2007 11:09:34 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat (An easy 10-team playoff based on the BCS bowls can be implemented by next year. See my homepage.)
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To: Kimmers

Posted several times already.


3 posted on 01/29/2007 11:10:20 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (http://www.virginiaisforrudy.com)
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To: Kimmers
I am sure those directily involved in his care of going to miss him.

Is that English?

4 posted on 01/29/2007 11:10:25 AM PST by Constitution Day (.)
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To: Kimmers

Poor little horsie. He's in horse heaven now, being petted and fed carrots and groomed by saints.


5 posted on 01/29/2007 11:10:36 AM PST by Kitten Festival
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To: Kimmers

As long as we're euthanizing horses, can we take out John "The U.S. is a parriah nation" Kerry too?


6 posted on 01/29/2007 11:10:37 AM PST by MikeA (Nancy Pelosi: The Speaker of the News Media)
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To: MikeA

Neigh.


7 posted on 01/29/2007 11:12:25 AM PST by Constitution Day (.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Seriesly...

Is this really breaking news?

Should I take the rest of the day off from work to mourn the death of Barbaro?

Enquiring minds want to know.

8 posted on 01/29/2007 11:22:10 AM PST by BureaucratusMaximus (Our national sovereignty and cohesion as a country is not for sale at any price.)
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To: BureaucratusMaximus

millions of dead babies go unmourned.


9 posted on 01/29/2007 11:22:57 AM PST by balch3
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To: BureaucratusMaximus
Is this really breaking news?

Dakota Fanning fans the world over are reeling.


10 posted on 01/29/2007 11:25:04 AM PST by jdm
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To: BureaucratusMaximus

Well, some of us are interested. I'll leave it to you to decide whether to take the day off.


11 posted on 01/29/2007 11:25:24 AM PST by joylyn
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To: BureaucratusMaximus

well if you're going to be a smart ass, you might want to spell "seriously" correct.


12 posted on 01/29/2007 11:25:30 AM PST by chad_in_georgia
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To: BureaucratusMaximus

I have severe arthritis as a result of breaking my ankle while running several years ago.

Should I be euthanized?


13 posted on 01/29/2007 11:26:13 AM PST by Alouette (Learned Mother of Zion)
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To: balch3

They didn't win the Kentucky Derby.


14 posted on 01/29/2007 11:27:03 AM PST by dmz
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To: balch3

Oh, stop it- people cared about the horse, deal with it. What's next, the old "At least they didn't starve him to death, unlike..." line?


15 posted on 01/29/2007 11:27:49 AM PST by richmwill
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To: Kimmers

I was getting sick on John Travolta, anyway. Maybe he'll be reincarnated as a Zorlon or whatever...


16 posted on 01/29/2007 11:28:47 AM PST by dangus
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To: chad_in_georgia

Well, if you're gonna call someone a smart ass, you should at least know that 'seriesly' is a bit of a inside joke around here, along with the all time greats of "I'm gonna go take a shower", and "a moose once bit my sister".

Otherwise your beeber might get stuned.


17 posted on 01/29/2007 11:29:23 AM PST by dmz
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To: jdm

>> Dakota Fanning fans the world over are reeling. <<

Yeah, but this ain't why.


18 posted on 01/29/2007 11:29:29 AM PST by dangus
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To: chad_in_georgia

What are you new here?

"Series" is the official FR Smart-Ass spelling of "serious." Start reading the FR user's manual. It's hugh.


19 posted on 01/29/2007 11:30:46 AM PST by dangus
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To: richmwill

maybe it doesn't bother you that we murder the unborn and starve disabled people. To me it's a sign of a sick society.


20 posted on 01/29/2007 11:30:58 AM PST by balch3
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To: BureaucratusMaximus

Seriesly- it is. It's a lead story on all major news networks. What else do you not want on Breaking News, Admin?


21 posted on 01/29/2007 11:32:07 AM PST by richmwill
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To: Kimmers
It seems like this time last month he had beaten the odds. There just to powerful a creature to survive this type of injury.

Its a very hard decision to make but sometimes it is the most humane think to do.
22 posted on 01/29/2007 11:36:08 AM PST by Bailee
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To: Kimmers
It seems like this time last month he had beaten the odds. There just to powerful a creature to survive this type of injury.

Its a very hard decision to make but sometimes it is the most humane think to do.
23 posted on 01/29/2007 11:36:10 AM PST by Bailee
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To: BureaucratusMaximus

Equine minds want to know.


24 posted on 01/29/2007 11:41:10 AM PST by fungoking
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To: balch3

Sick signifies a hope of recovery. How about a dead society. We talk of spending trillions of dollars to get a man back to the moon and Mars. While Millions die of starvation the world over.

But for anybody that has had to put down a beloved pet this is important to us as well


25 posted on 01/29/2007 11:43:45 AM PST by Bailee
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To: dmz
Well, if you're gonna call someone a smart ass, you should at least know that 'seriesly' is a bit of a inside joke around here, along with the all time greats of "I'm gonna go take a shower", and "a moose once bit my sister".

Otherwise your beeber might get stuned.

Thank you for your support. ;o)

26 posted on 01/29/2007 11:46:59 AM PST by BureaucratusMaximus (Our national sovereignty and cohesion as a country is not for sale at any price.)
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To: fungoking
Equine minds want to know.

I suppose so.

This is hugh.

27 posted on 01/29/2007 11:48:25 AM PST by BureaucratusMaximus (Our national sovereignty and cohesion as a country is not for sale at any price.)
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George Noory is going to be bummed.

Oh well, I cannot think of a better reason to take the rest of the day off. Oh wait, its IS my day off. D'oh.


28 posted on 01/29/2007 11:52:54 AM PST by Vermont Lt (I am not from Vermont. I lived there for four years and that was enough.)
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To: BureaucratusMaximus
Should I take the rest of the day off from work to mourn the death of Barbaro?

No, but you might want to get a head start on buying a souvenir bottle of glue.

29 posted on 01/29/2007 11:54:57 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government)
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To: balch3

Go away. This is about Barbaro not abortion.


30 posted on 01/29/2007 11:56:32 AM PST by mel
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To: balch3

It is off topic,


31 posted on 01/29/2007 11:57:55 AM PST by mel
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To: balch3

What the hell does your post have to do with horses?


32 posted on 01/29/2007 11:59:00 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government)
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To: BureaucratusMaximus

No problem. How I miss those carefree days of the DC sniper, when every white panel van contained the snipers, when simple tasks like getting gas at a self serve station required kevlar, and mowing the lawn required a bubble like the Pope-mobile.


33 posted on 01/29/2007 11:59:42 AM PST by dmz
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To: BureaucratusMaximus

If you aren't interested in the horse, then just don't read the posts. There are people who do care. Just stay on the posts that interest you.


34 posted on 01/29/2007 12:01:02 PM PST by mel
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To: MikeA

I agree that he is lame, but as long as one has a Sugar Momma, I don't think that he can be put down.


35 posted on 01/29/2007 12:01:59 PM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: mel

Go away. This is about Barbaro not abortion.
__________

All your threads are belong to us.

(I figured I throw that oldie but goodie in while so many are being used in this thread).


36 posted on 01/29/2007 12:02:22 PM PST by dmz
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To: Kimmers

Just damn.........


37 posted on 01/29/2007 12:04:13 PM PST by Gabz (I like mine with lettuce and tomato, heinz57 and french-fried potatoes)
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To: dmz
There's two good threads about Barbaro here:

Barbaro has another significant setback (Fox alert: euthanized this morning - see #60)

Barbaro is euthanized

I guess leave this thread to those who want to bitch about it.

38 posted on 01/29/2007 12:05:13 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: joylyn

I know. I happened to be listening to the race on the radio when the accident happened, and have been paying attention to his recovery ever since. I feel awful for him and his owners.


39 posted on 01/29/2007 12:13:09 PM PST by go-ken-go (i)
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To: Alouette

I have severe arthritis as a result of breaking my ankle while running several years ago.

Should I be euthanized?

Probably. But not because of the arthritis.


40 posted on 01/29/2007 12:43:29 PM PST by san juan
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To: Kimmers

It's a HORSE, move on people.


41 posted on 01/29/2007 1:33:46 PM PST by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked)
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To: Kimmers

Damn, started celebrating too soon again, thinking it was Barbra!


42 posted on 01/29/2007 1:35:10 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: dmz
I had a horse once.

It got shot so I had to break it's leg...

43 posted on 01/29/2007 1:36:36 PM PST by BlueMondaySkipper (The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it. - George Orwell)
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To: balch3

Stupid post,
you loose folks when you do that.


44 posted on 01/29/2007 1:39:13 PM PST by najida (Campers laugh at clowns behind closed doors.)
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To: BlueMondaySkipper

Oh man.


45 posted on 01/29/2007 1:42:28 PM PST by muleskinner
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To: Revolting cat!

Sorry, I did not mean to get your hopes up.


46 posted on 01/29/2007 1:44:00 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: najida

and loose folks can be a problem. They may lose their way.


47 posted on 01/29/2007 1:47:20 PM PST by toros
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To: toros

ACK!
Thanks....Too many o's and not enough fingers :)


48 posted on 01/29/2007 1:51:07 PM PST by najida (Campers laugh at clowns behind closed doors.)
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To: Kimmers

Too bad it wasn't Barbarella instead...


49 posted on 01/29/2007 2:05:20 PM PST by xmission
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To: xmission

Another FReepeer was hoping that it was Barbra....either one, it would be breaking news.


50 posted on 01/29/2007 2:13:53 PM PST by Kimmers
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