Barbaro???s Final Stop

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Roy and Gretchen Jackson announced they will bury Barbaro's ashes at Churchill Downs

Barbaro will be buried at the site of his greatest triumph: Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby. Roy and Gretchen Jackson, owners of the 2006 Derby winner, made the announcement during a special morning news conference at Churchill Downs on Jan. 29, the anniversary of the young Thoroughbred’s death. Barbaro was humanely euthanized on this date in 2007 due to complications from a breakdown he suffered at the 2006 Preakness Stakes.
Barbaro’s ashes will be placed outside of an entrance gate at Churchill Downs in a large elevated space enclosed by bricks. The site will also include a memorial bronze statue commissioned by the Jacksons.

Following the news announcement by the Jacksons, Barbaro fans had the opportunity to meet the famous couple during a charity autograph signing in the Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby Museum. The Jacksons encouraged fans to consider making a donation to benefit The Fund for Laminitis Research at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center, where Barbaro was cared for after his breakdown and subsequently euthanized.

13 COMMENTS

  1. We miss you SO much Barbaro,and It is So great that you will be Buried at Churchill downs..A great Place to Bury one who had such a big heart.Barbaro you were an amazing horse..No one can ever replace you…EVER..You were the greatest.We love you.

  2. Congradutionals on finding the perfect burial spot for the perfect horse. Barbaro is greatly missed. He will never be forgotten. WE LOVE YOU BARBARO!!!!!!

  3. It is nice to know where Barbaro’s final resting place will be. I guess it’s fitting that he be placed at Churchill Downs. What a truly great horse he was, he will remain in the hearts of many for years to come.

  4. i AM GLAD THAT BARBARO HAS A FINAL RESTING PLACE. HE WAS A MAGNIFICENT HORSE, WITH SO MUCH HEART AND CHARISMA. I FOLLOWED THE ATTEMPTS TO HEAL HIM, AND CHECKED IN EVERY DAY AT THE EQUINE CENTER, ALONG WITH THOUSANDS OF OTHERS WHO LOVED HIM AND WANTED HIM TO GET BETTER SO BADLY. RIP BARBARO. I LOVE YOU!

  5. god forgive us! that is still all i can say after all these years. i love you barbaro, rest in peace little brother. see you soon.

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