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Barbaro put down

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Sxysprtswrtr, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    Just heard this. Any confirmation?
  2. jcrutchmer

    jcrutchmer Guest

    Just hit the wires.
  3. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member


    PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Barbaro was euthanized Monday morning, co-owner Roy Jackson said.
  4. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

  5. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    While Barbaro may be lost, let's hope that what the doctors learned over the last eight months may be able to help more horses down the road.
  6. NDub

    NDub Guest

    I was one of the many caught up in the Barbaro recovery phenomenon. Months after he shattered his ankle and leg, I was still rooting for him.

    As of yesterday, he was still eating and in good spirits. I guess that could only take him so far because the injuries weren't healing.

    Too bad.
  7. SportsDude

    SportsDude Active Member

  8. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    r.i.p., barbaro.

    i'm not a horse-racing guy. those who are, could you please answer me this: did the owners/docs do right by this splendid animal by giving him every chance? or were they just being cruel and greedy to make him go through all this? ??? ??? ???
  9. markvid

    markvid Guest

    No more suffering for him.
    Thank God.
  10. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    IMO, if they were greedy, they would have just cashed the insurance policy and euthanized him at Pimlico.

    As I said, Barbaro was a pioneer in the medical field for horses. Very few medical pioneers lead long lives, yet they help future patients recover from devastating injuries.

    Who knows? In 10 years, superstar horses may never be destroyed if they severely break a leg. If that's the case, then it's a credit to Barbaro and his owners.
  11. andyouare?

    andyouare? Guest

    This past Kentucky Derby was the first I ever watched. A friend, a big fan, had a big party, complete with friendly wages, the singing of some song (I forget) and, yes, mint juleps. It was a great time and I remember thinking, "hey, horse racing is kind of cool."

    After watching what happened to Barbaro, suffice it to say it will be the last horse race I watch. Sad, sad, sad.

    But the owners, to their credit, seemed to do genuinely do everything they could for him.
  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    That's my question as well shockey.
    When I saw the most recent "setback" stories, my gut said they had reached the point where all the experimental treatments had become cruel and it was just time to let the animal rest in peace.
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