Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Sad News

JOHN HENRY (1975-2007)
by Jeff Apel

John Henry, the two-time Horse of the Year whose will to live matched his determination on the racetrack, was euthanized on Monday at 7 p.m. EDT at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. He was 32.

“The mighty heart of the great John Henry has, at long last, yielded to time,” said John Nicholson, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park. “The racing industry has lost a legend, but more significantly, many people have lost a personal hero. John Henry’s true legacy was written in people’s hearts far more indelibly than his superlative racing career could ever reflect.”



greenpeace two said...

I just saw this in the paper, It is a sad day, he was my favorite race horse of all time, What a heart he had. Im glad I got to see him last year and give him some peppermints. May he rest in peace!! Hoper

Nora said...

So sad, Greenpeace! Lucky we got to go see him last year. He really loved the peppermints!

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Nicole said...

That is so sad i'm sorry about the horse