Barbaro euthanized

29 01 2007

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was euthanized this morning, according to one of the horse’s co-owners. Over the weekend, Barbaro needed new surgery on the leg he broke in last year’s Preakness. Surgeons inserted two steel pins in one of the three shattered bones, to eliminate all weight on his right rear foot.

The leg had been on the mend until an abscess began causing discomfort last week. Until then, the major concern was the other hind leg, not the broken one. Barbaro had developed laminitis in his left rear hoof in July, and 80 percent of the hoof was removed. Link

Godspeed, big guy. :( You’ll never be forgotten.

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2 responses

29 01 2007
barngoddess

how sad :( I was afraid it would end up like this.

Barbaro was special….early on in his racing career it showed.

10 06 2007
horsetalkwithjen

hey dr richardson you arrogant prick, i have three words for you…..dr ric redden. there are a few of us that actually know the truth.

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