Monday, January 29, 2007

Barbaro Put Down After Latest Setback [David Stefanini]

Kentucky Derby winner, Barbaro, was put down today. Co-owner Roy Jackson said, ""We just reached a point where it was going to be difficult for him to go on without pain."

For the past eight months Barbaro has been fighting for his life and battling through the pain. It has been a top sports news story over that period of time, in which thousands of fans across the country have showed overwhelming support. An example of this support is the Barbaro Fund. that was established in June of 2006, which raises money for equipment needed in helping horses return to full health after a major injury. The Fund. has raised over $1.2 million since it has been created.

Most people will remember Barbaro as a superior horse who also fought to save it's life time and time again. Hopefully the Barbaro Fund. will help save many horses lives in the future.

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