Almanac Between Issues
January 30, 2007
Barbaro was euthanized yesterday morning, January 29. "We are truly heartbroken to learn of the death of Barbaro. He was a magnificent animal, who fought towards recovery throughout these past months with a grace and spirit that was an inspiration to us all," said Penn President Amy Gutmann. "Our hearts go out to his devoted owners, Gretchen and Roy Jackson, to his brilliant and caring surgeon Dean Richardson, and to all the devoted staff at Penn's New Bolton Center who took such magnificent care of Barbaro all these months.
Barbaro was a true athlete, whose unwavering spirit and will to live touched the hearts of thousands of people throughout the country and the world. He became ‘America's horse,’ and despite his injuries and illness brought joy to the hearts of so many. We will miss him," she added.