Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was euthanized today, due to complications from his injury at last years Preakness. "We just reached a point where it was going to be difficult for him to go on without pain," co-owner Roy Jackson said. "It was the right decision, it was the right thing to do. We said all along if there was a situation where it would become more difficult for him then it would be time."
The question remains, however, whether Barbaro would have been willing to put up with the pain if he knew that, if he survived, he would have been put out to stud. Would you be willing to put up with intense pain in your leg if it meant that you would be getting laid almost constantly? So would I.