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.