FROM Ray Paulick
Goodbye, Barbaro: Much-loved Racehorse Euthanized Barbaro , the winner of this year's Kentucky Derby , gained sympathy all over the world after breaing down in his next race, the Preakness . Veterinarians and trainers have been working since May to keep Barbaro alive, but today they gave up the battle and put him to death. Ray Paulick, Editor-in-Chief of The Blood-Horse , has more on what may have become one of the great racehorses of history.
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