Last May I remember cramming in front of our kitchen TV with Joe, Hank and Madeleine and cheering Barbaro onto victory in the Kentucky Derby. It was an exciting race and we were so proud of Barbaro.
The kids, Hank especially, have been interested in his injuries and were hoping for recovery, a miracle.
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Barbaro was euthanized Monday after complications from his gruesome breakdown at last year's Preakness, ending an eight-month ordeal that made him even more of a hero than he was as a champion on the track.
"Certainly, grief is the price we all pay for love," co-owner Gretchen Jackson said.
A series of ailments -- including laminitis in the left rear hoof, an abscess in the right rear hoof, as well as new laminitis in both front feet -- proved too much for the gallant colt. Barbaro was given a heavy dose of a tranquilizer and an overdose of an anesthetic and put down at 10:30 a.m.