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Kentucky Derby Winner Barbaro Euthanized

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Kentucky Derby Winner Barbaro Euthanized

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Kentucky Derby Winner Barbaro Euthanized

Kentucky Derby Winner Barbaro Euthanized

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Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was euthanized Monday morning, eight months after his breakdown at the Preakness Stakes in May. After months of upbeat reports on his recovery, owners Roy and Gretchen Jackson announced that Barbaro had taken a sharp turn for the worse and that they had decided to put him down.

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Julie Rovner, NPR health policy correspondent

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