No decision on Barbaro resting place


March 13, 2007|By Sandra McKee

Gretchen Jackson said yesterday that she and her husband, Roy, have yet to make a decision about the future resting place for late Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro.

"We just haven't, for some reason, come up with where we want him to be," said Gretchen Jackson, who declined to say where Barbaro's ashes are now.

Shortly after Barbaro was euthanized Jan. 29 after an 8 1/2 -month battle to recover from multiple breaks in his right rear leg suffered during the Preakness and the ensuing complication of laminitis in his left foot, both the Kentucky Derby Museum and the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington offered grave sites at their facilities.

The Jacksons, however, said they would take their time deciding where the horse's ashes would rest, adding they also wanted to consider the possibility of an area horse museum.

Last night, Gretchen Jackson said knowing what would happen with the museum project "is not prerequisite to making a decision about his ashes."

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