RIP Barbaro, you represent all our furbabies gone on ahead...Your fight was valiant...|
Born April 29th 2003 at Springmint Farm in Nicholasville, KY where his Dam, La Ville Rouge was boarded, son of Dynaformer..
Owners Roy and Gretchen Jackson made the painful decision after consulting with Dr. Dean Richardson, chief of surgery at the New Bolton facility who had directed Barbaro's treatment throughout his hospitalization.
A deterioration of the originally injured leg required surgery on Saturday during which pins were inserted through the bone and connected to an external device. That setback, complicated by a left-hind hoof afflicted by severe laminitis, indications that the front hooves were beginning to become laminitic and Barbaro's inability to lay down for 48 hours following the last surgery led to the final decision "There was not one foot that was not affected," Gretchen Jackson told the Thoroughbred Times.
May 20, 2006: Pimlico, 1 3/16 miles, Dirt, DNF. Kentucky Derby
May 6, 2006: Churchill Downs, 1 1/4 miles, Dirt, 1st by 61/2 lengths. Florida Derby
April 1, 2006: Gulfstream Park, 1 1/8-8 miles, Dirt, 1st by 1/2-length. Holy Bull Stakes
Feb. 4, 2006: Gulfstream Park, 1 1/8 miles, Dirt, 1st by 3/4-length. Tropical Park Derby
Jan. 1, 2006: Calder, 11/8 miles, Turf, 1st by 33/4 lengths. Laurel Futurity
Nov. 19, 2005: Laurel Park, 1 1/16 miles, Turf, 1st by 8 lengths. Maiden race
Oct. 4, 2005: Delaware Park, 1 mile, Turf, 1st by 81/2 lengths.
Barbaro loses fight to recover
May 6, 2006
-- Wins Kentucky Derby by 6 1/2 lengths -- largest margin since 1946
-- Shatters three bones in right hind leg in the Preakness
-- Undergoes more than five hours of surgery
May May 27
-- Fitted with threepart, glue-on horseshoe to help reduce risk of laminitis
-- Cast changed for first time
-- Develops potentially serious complications to injured leg; undergoes surgery
-- Doctor discloses colt has laminitis; vets remove 80 percent of left hind hoof
-- Taken out of intensive-care unit and grazes outside for first time
Oct. . 10
-- New cast on right hind leg, left hind leg slowly improving
Jan. 3, 2007
-- New cast set on left hind hoof
Jan. . 10
-- Damaged tissue from left hind hoof removed
Jan. . 29
-- Euthanized after series of setbacks