Barbaro Gold Julep Cup Fetches $22K

A New Yorker paid $22,222 Tuesday for a gold-plated mint julep cup honoring 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro in a charity auction to benefit retired racehorses and injured jockeys.

The buyer, Bonnie O’Neil, will have Barbaro owner

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A New Yorker paid $22,222 Tuesday for a gold-plated mint julep cup honoring 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro in a charity auction to benefit retired racehorses and injured jockeys.


The buyer, Bonnie O’Neil, will have Barbaro owner Gretchen Jackson pick up the cup for her on Saturday at the Derby.


“I wanted to do something in my own little way to make sure Barbaro didn’t die in vain,” O’Neil said in a statement. “I was thrilled when Gretchen Jackson agreed to accept the cup on my behalf.”


Barbaro won the Derby last year by 6 1/2 lengths but suffered a broken leg in the Preakness Stakes two weeks later and died in January of complications from the injury

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