Thoroughbred Racing and other opinions.
So sad...However, I'm grateful for everything the owners did for him, including knowing when it was time to let him go.
I would be curious to know the total of his vet bills. I will not forget him!!
I still watch that Kentucky Derby performance and say he would have won the Triple Crown and won the Classic. He was the best horse this year.
I still have a win ticket from the Preakness in my wallet. I was only ever a casual bettor, more a fan than anything. Until this game starts protecting the lives of these horses, Barbaro and all the little guys that go down far too frequently in my opinion, I won't place another wager. I cannot feel good profiting from something that puts horses' lives at such risk. Yes, it shouldn't have taken Barbaro for me to see this.I know many people argue that what happened to Barbaro is an aberration. Not enough of one to me.
I'm not sure he would've won a Triple Crown, but he was a darn good horse, and would have been one of the most valuable sires we'd ever see. Instead, his legacy is going to be an enormous increase in track safety & maintenence, and hopefully focussing on the animal first and foremost. Here's to a great trooper.
Just heard about it. Horrible development. I wish now that he had been euthanized on the track, rather than spending the better part of a year going through all this garbage. Must've been pretty rough on the guy. RIP Barbaro.