Monday, January 29, 2007

Barbaro is euthanized

By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer 10 minutes ago

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. - 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."

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The vets went far beyond the usual call of duty to save this horse over the past year. A sad ending.

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