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Old 01-29-2007, 12:54 PM   #1
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Barbaro is gone ...

Poor Barbaro was euthanized this am.

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Old 01-29-2007, 12:56 PM   #2
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Poor baby. He fought a valiant fight. I read in this morning's paper that he was in serious trouble with his leg. I had a feeling he would be gone before long. He was a beauty.
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Old 01-29-2007, 01:05 PM   #3
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AWWWWWWWWWW!!!! Geez, I saw on the news that they were concerned about his leg, but I didn't think they'd put him down. At least, not today.

awwww I'm sorry to hear that.

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Old 01-29-2007, 03:42 PM   #4
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He had many additional problems besides the broken bones. Laminitis is a forward rotation of the bones in the hoof, it causes the horse to basiclly be standing on his tip toe. when you have one leg you can't stand on due to broken bones and the other hoof is extremely painful, you would be so miserable.There is a saying in the horse world "No Hoof, No Horse." Horses need to move to help pump the blood back up the leg, if he can't, circulation becomes an issue also.
In the long run, it was really the most humane thing to do. He was a gallant horse. May his Soul Rest in Peace and free of pain
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Old 01-29-2007, 03:52 PM   #5
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This news made me really sad, poor little guy. He had such a cute face!
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Old 01-29-2007, 04:25 PM   #6
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There was a time when going to a cheaper track meant that one had to accept the fact that a horse would break down every few days, or in some cases less than that.

Two thoroughbred tracks I recall, and do still go to, are Tampa Bay Downs and Charles Town Racetrack in WVa.

Today both are much improved, particularly Charles Town where the purses have become so much better than they were. It is because of the slot machines which dominate the whole area. Understand that some of those profits must go to the purses, and the horse flesh has improved enormously.

And I am glad to see that.

But race horses are delicate beasts and breeding has resulted in half a ton of racing machine trying to do it on relatively thin sticks.

Remember Ruffian breaking down (gosh, that was over 30 years ago). A very well bred filly who maybe made a misstep, or had a weakness, broke down and had to be euthanized, after everything that could be done fore her was.

It is a tough sport. And hate to see a colt, filly, mare or horse break down.

But even the highest bred will.

Sadly.
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Old 01-29-2007, 06:52 PM   #7
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So sad for everyone. What a beautiful horse.
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Old 01-29-2007, 07:43 PM   #8
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I have to add my two cents about poor Barbaro. I really hope he would have pulled through. Poor guy. So sad.
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Old 01-29-2007, 07:52 PM   #9
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I could only heave a sigh of relief. Barbaro had been through so much and I'm glad he is out of pain.

I'm sure we'll have 100s of baby Barbaros around in about another year.
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It is very sad. I love horses and I was pulling for this guy SO much. Im pretty sad about it.
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