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Old 01-29-2007, 12:55 PM
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This is sad .. http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/hor...ory?id=2747087

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Old 01-29-2007, 02:08 PM
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Horse should have been dead long ago,but the owner had dollar signs in his head(not that I blame him).My best friend is a major player in race horse studding ,and Barbaro would have brought huge money per stud.
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That sucks
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Old 01-29-2007, 03:44 PM
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Too bad. Not to worry though. I am sure B's dead junk is cryogenically frozen and he will... ahem... "rise" again.
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Old 01-29-2007, 04:12 PM
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I heard 100K stud fee each. I don't follow horse racing that much but I think its not allowed to artificial inseminate for breeding race horses. Hence the reason why the owner had deep pockets to try. Sad nonetheless.
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Old 01-29-2007, 05:45 PM
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broncobirdy - 1/29/2007 4:12 PM

I heard 100K stud fee each. I don't follow horse racing that much but I think its not allowed to artificial inseminate for breeding race horses. Hence the reason why the owner had deep pockets to try. Sad nonetheless.


i'll do it for half that
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Old 01-29-2007, 06:07 PM
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Well at least he lived longer than what was expected. RIP
 
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Lucky Jack Ass (haha) was being kept alive just to get his jolly's off. Must have been the life. RIP Barbaro
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Old 01-29-2007, 07:17 PM
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This was a local story for us since he won the Derby and went down in the Preakness. My wife is from Kentucky so we watched this saga very closely. Barbaro was on the local news almost daily here in Philly since his injury.

One thing I know is that the Vet was top shelf and did everything he could do to keep him comfortable. The Jackson's loved that horse and I know it was difficult for them. Remember when we talk abut the $$$$ to keep him alive..there was also a HUGE insurance policy if he died so...I don't think keeping him alive for this long was all about the money.

RIP Barbaro....true Champion.
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:37 PM
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tommyr904 - 1/29/2007 5:45 PM

broncobirdy - 1/29/2007 4:12 PM

I heard 100K stud fee each. I don't follow horse racing that much but I think its not allowed to artificial inseminate for breeding race horses. Hence the reason why the owner had deep pockets to try. Sad nonetheless.


i'll do it for half that
Dude you are wrong!
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:40 PM
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It wasn't about the money at all. Barbaro was a Gelding (someone explaine that to the city folk). The Jackson's are an example of what horse racing could be, unfortunatly, they are a rarity.
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:49 PM
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Its a freaking horse folks

I am sure he will make some good glue
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Old 01-30-2007, 01:16 AM
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They should have put him down on the track guys.

This is what happens when your judgement gets clouded by the wrong things. While it seems "noble" to try to save a horse that has suffered an injury like this, the fact of the matter is that there's basically no chance of success - its a 1 in 100 shot and that's on a good day.

Barbaro will be missed, but this is part of owning and especially racing horses.

Horses are not like people. You can't "lay them up" for a month or three while their leg heals. They are incapable of vomiting, among other things, and their digestive system requires them to move in order for it to work properly. Put them in a sling to keep the weight off their legs and they will literally die from lack of movement of food through their digestive system. A horse weighs a half-ton and carries that weight evenly on hooves that have considerably less surface area than your feet; without the ability to evenly distribute that weight the OTHER hooves (that were not originally injured) break down. That's what happened in this case - being unable to bear weight evenly caused Barbaro's OTHER hind leg to become inflamed (laminitis), and ultimately, between that and the original injury they just could not pull it off.

Horses are remarkable creatures but anyone who has any sort of understanding of how a horse "works" knows that they're unlike your dog, cat or other pet. They don't think the same way, their bodies don't work the same way and what works for other domesticated animals doesn't work with a horse.

BTW, Barbaro was NOT a gelding - he still had his "boys", and the intent certainly was to breed him, had he survived. Due to the rules of the Jockey Club, in order for him to be able to sire a horse that could be registered and raced, he would have had to be able to mount a mare "the old fashioned way" - no artificial insemination is allowed in thoroughbred racing bloodlines, although it is extremely common in breeding sport horses.
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:26 AM
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Sad to here about that fine animals demise!

I'd be surprised they don't put his "junk in a box"
and use it to make more horses! Who's gonna be able to tell if a horse
got it naturally or not? Do they DNA test horses to prove parentage?
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:51 AM
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Bitefish is spot on. A gelding he was not.
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Old 01-30-2007, 10:52 AM
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You know whats funny... If a jockey was to die, we probably wouldn't even hear a peep about it.
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Old 01-30-2007, 03:12 PM
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Yes the use DNA to test.
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WEAKFISH - 1/29/2007 7:17 PM

Remember when we talk abut the $$$$ to keep him alive..there was also a HUGE insurance policy if he died so...I don't think keeping him alive for this long was all about the money.

RIP Barbaro....true Champion.
How much are we talking yah think?
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Old 01-30-2007, 04:10 PM
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broncobirdy - 1/30/2007 3:17 PM

WEAKFISH - 1/29/2007 7:17 PM

Remember when we talk abut the $$$$ to keep him alive..there was also a HUGE insurance policy if he died so...I don't think keeping him alive for this long was all about the money.

RIP Barbaro....true Champion.
How much are we talking yah think?
Not really sure but I've heard it's $$$$$$$ .
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HEDJUG - 1/30/2007 10:52 AM

You know whats funny... If a jockey was to die, we probably wouldn't even hear a peep about it.

I saw the press release last night. The vet when asked if he talked to the horse during the putting down process almost lost it. After 20 seconds of recovery he answered. "Yeah who wouldn't?"
I said it before..I'll hunt, catch just about anything...as long as I eat it...but I can't stand it when bad things happen to animals.
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