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John Henry's legacy: Anything is possible

Updated: October 12, 2007, 12:50 PM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

When John Henry was euthanized earlier this week at age 32 at the Kentucky Horse Park, the news did not stir within me memories of any one race. Rather, it was his message that I recalled. He taught us that anything is possible. That is John Henry's legacy.

He was Rocky Balboa, only real. John Henry wasn't supposed to be any good. That's why he sold for $1,100 at a yearling sale, dismissed as too small and too mean to ever make it. That's why he was dropped into a $25,000 claimer in his ...

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