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In Memory of John Henry

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John Henry
March 9, 1975 – October 8, 2007

After breaking numerous records in racing history and capturing the admiration of fans across the nation, the cantankerous John Henry gave way to kidney failure and loss of muscle mass.

At 32 years old, he was humanely euthanized Oct. 8, 2007 at the Kentucky Horse Park. To read the entire article, click here >>

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Shirley Whitehead    Philadelphia, MS

5/19/2008 12:28:37 PM

I never saw John Henry race but, after meeting him at the Horse Park, I grew to love him nontheless. I was privilaged to catch a glimpse of John Henry the weekend before he was euthanized. I was saddened by the sight of this fraile but once great champion. He was truly one for the books!
So long, my friend, I'll miss seeing you.

anna    valdosta, GA

1/14/2008 1:37:30 PM

he is a wonderful legend in the horse world. i plan on naming my horse after him. potential thrived in him. may God take him to heaven so Jesus Christ can ride on him coming back for all of us.!

Jennifer Shook    Lancaster, OH

1/12/2008 7:21:54 AM

I wish I could have met him, but I did'nt get the chance. He was a great racing horse to me. I saw pictures of him on the computer. I like that horse because he is a great horse to me. I thought I was going to see him when I go to the Kentucky Horse Park this summer with my aunt and grandma.

April    Appleton, NY

12/12/2007 10:15:24 AM

We visited the Horse Park in 2006 and had the pleasure of meeting John Henry. It was clear that he was loved and cherished by those who cared for him. I cannot think of a better place he could have spent the past 22 years than among folks who loved him and respected him. It is wonderful to see the care given to these retired champions. I'm sure John Henry would agree that ALL senior equines, champions or not, should be so well loved and attended to until their last earthly days. John, God Bless!

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