Decision near on Barbaro's resting place

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January 15, 2008 12:08:51 PM PST
Horse owner Gretchen Jackson says she and her husband Roy are close to deciding where they will bury Barbaro's ashes.

The 2006 Kentucky Derby champion was euthanized Jan. 29 after a heroic eight-month battle by veterinarians to save him from the leg injury he suffered during the Preakness in Baltimore.

Gretchen Jackson tells The Sun in Baltimore that she and her husband will make a decision on a burial location after they choose an artist to create a statue of the horse.

Soon after Barbaro's death, Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., and the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., were among the places that offered burial sites. The Jacksons said last year they were also considering a memorial in their home state, Pennsylvania, possibly at a horse racing museum.

Gretchen Jackson now says the museum idea has been shelved.

Information from: The (Baltimore) Sun,