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Barbaro Losses His 8 month Fight
1/29/07, 2:35pm (Last Edited: 1/29/07, 2:41pm)
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I am saddened today to first hear from Lon and then look on the news to find that the beautiful and talented race horse, Barbaro, was finally put down today.

His owners and support staff made this extemely hard decision after watching this brave gallant horse fight for 8 months since his injury during the triple crown to recover.

Each time he took a turn for the worse, he rallied and survived the heroic measures the vets took to pull him through.

While he never could have raced again, I am sure they had hopes of breeding him sucessfully for a further line of race horses.

I naively thought that they could extract semen from him and inseminate other mares. The rules are such (I also looked into )that even if this procedure worked, and was winessed, the foals wouldn't be recognised as thoroughbreds. Mystifies me as to why not.

I really thought he would have won the triple crown, and gone down in history as such. He most likely will still be remembered for his brave spirit and fight to stay alive 8 months after such a severe injury.

I have been at a track when a horse was injured and it was shot right there. That was an awful event for me. not to mention the horse.

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Re: Barbaro Losses His 8 month Fight
1/29/07, 3:27pm
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I was so sorry to hear this. I really thought he would beat the odds. As I was just writing to Lon, it sounds like this was the right decision, sad as it is.

One bright spot, I just read that Barbaro's broodmare is pregnant and will deliver this spring. The foal will be Barbaro's brother.

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Re: Barbaro Losses His 8 month Fight
1/29/07, 5:20pm
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>I was so sorry to hear this. I really thought he would beat
>the odds. As I was just writing to Lon, it sounds like this
>was the right decision, sad as it is.
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>One bright spot, I just read that Barbaro's broodmare is
>pregnant and will deliver this spring. The foal will be
>Barbaro's brother.

Well let's hope his brother "ain't heavy," (song) but can run like Barbaro.

What is the definition of a "broodmare?" I always felt like I birthed a brood.

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Re: Barbaro Losses His 8 month Fight
1/29/07, 8:00pm
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>>I was so sorry to hear this. I really thought he would beat
>>the odds. As I was just writing to Lon, it sounds like this
>>was the right decision, sad as it is.
>>
>>One bright spot, I just read that Barbaro's broodmare is
>>pregnant and will deliver this spring. The foal will be
>>Barbaro's brother.
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>Well let's hope his brother "ain't heavy," (song) but can run
>like Barbaro.
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>What is the definition of a "broodmare?" I always felt like I
>birthed a brood.

From the news story it sounded like that is the horse breeder's name for a horsey mommy.

Here's what I found on line...Definition: A broodmare is a female horse used for producing foals. They often are chosen in hopes of passing down their outstanding physical or athletic attributes or desirable ancestry.

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Re: Barbaro Losses His 8 month Fight
1/29/07, 8:18pm
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>>>I was so sorry to hear this. I really thought he would beat
>>>the odds. As I was just writing to Lon, it sounds like this
>>>was the right decision, sad as it is.
>>>
>>>One bright spot, I just read that Barbaro's broodmare is
>>>pregnant and will deliver this spring. The foal will be
>>>Barbaro's brother.
>>
>>
>>
>>Well let's hope his brother "ain't heavy," (song) but can
>run
>>like Barbaro.
>>
>>What is the definition of a "broodmare?" I always felt like
>I
>>birthed a brood.
>
>From the news story it sounded like that is the horse
>breeder's name for a horsey mommy.
>
>Here's what I found on line...Definition: A broodmare is a
>female horse used for producing foals. They often are chosen
>in hopes of passing down their outstanding physical or
>athletic attributes or desirable ancestry.
>


Sorta thought so So many people have been moved by this horse. His doctor had tears when he was interviewed he worked so hard on him.

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1/30/07, 8:31am
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>Sorta thought so So many people have been moved by this
>horse. His doctor had tears when he was interviewed he worked
>so hard on him.
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I have to admit, I was too. But then, I'm a big mush when it comes to animals.

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Re: Barbaro Losses His 8 month Fight
1/30/07, 12:13pm
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Tomorrow at Churchill Downs in Louisville Kentucky they are supplying blank cards to people to convey their condolences to Barbaro.

Wreaths of carrots and veggies have been placed.

They said his last meal before euthinization was grass.

I too teared up. I followed this beatiful horse's progress throughout.

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Re: Barbaro Losses His 8 month Fight
2/4/07, 8:35pm
A truly sad story indeed. Within these thoroughbred horses truly beats the hearts of champions. I bet given the choice of lives going in the Barbaro would have chosen his own path knowing that during his time he was the best...to be at the top of his game...even if he knew what the outcome would be. He was truly a wonderful beautiful animal.

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