Hundreds Honor John Henry

It was a memorial service fit not just for a champion horse, but for a legend himself.

More than 500 people were on hand to honor the passing of John Henry.

John Henry was memorialized in a ceremony at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, where he spent the last 22 years of his life.

Among the speakers were his former jockey Chris McCarron, and Tom Levinson, the stepson of John Henry's former owner, Sam Rubin.

The 32-year-old horse was euthanized last week after a struggle with dehydration and kidney failure.

Fans from across the country signed a banner paying their respects.

John Henry was buried just outside the hall of champions where he spent the remainder of his days.

The horse park is now working on making a permanent memorial in his honor which will include his trophies, pictures and other memorabilia. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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