29 January 2007
Anyone who knows me well will understand why I am shedding tears right now. I have always loved both horses and horseracing. Today we lost a true champion who put up a superb fight and lost. People will talk about the dangers of horse racing and speak of the hazards in their breeding, but these magnificent animals have been bred for this purpose for centuries. They simply love to run. Barbaro raced to the end of his life. All those who respect what the people at New Bolton did and will continue to do thank them for their efforts. They did everything they could do and now we must say goodbye and remember what we loved while Barbaro was here.