Friday, August 17, 2007

Update from Cindy at the Kentucky Horse Park

To John Henry’s Loyal Fans:

3:15pm Friday, August 17, 2007

We just wanted to let you know that despite rumors to the contrary, John Henry is doing just fine! He has been receiving fluid therapy this week, which his veterinarian prescribed as a precautionary measure, to make sure he is getting the electrolytes he needs during this record heat wave. His blood work from this morning came back in the normal range and the plan is to discontinue the fluids after today’s dose. He was out for a walk today. He is eating his hay voraciously, and has been all week, although like most animals and people who are outside in this excessive heat, he is not eating as much as usual. Also like most animals and people who are outside right now, he is moving slower than usual and has lost a minor amount of weight from sweating. He receives daily medications for Cushings, which he has been on since he was diagnosed with the disease 1 ½ years ago. He has always exercised himself in the paddock, so it was not necessary to provide additional exercise until recently. I would respectfully suggest that all of us who love John Henry should rejoice that he has been graciously and generously granted 32 years of life and a resurgence of health and vitality, many years beyond his life expectancy. Every day is a gift. Let’s be very grateful and enjoy each moment!

Thank you Cindy for the detailed update! We all appreciate hearing the great news!

Dr. John

Monday, August 13, 2007

John Henry's Restaurant - Tempe AZ

When in the Phoenix AZ area, stop at John Henry's Restaurant. Yes, it is named after our beloved John Henry.

A little bit of history~

Established in August of 1992 by owners John Lake and Neven Bajlo, John Henry's has become the favorite of discerning clientele who truly appreciate exceptional service, excellent fare and fine wines served in a relaxed, romantic atmosphere. Decorated in rich green and oak, we feature our namesake, legendary winning racehorse, John Henry, in our spacious split-level main dining room. Intimate candlelit table settings, fresh flowers and discreet but attentive service encourage romance for our diners as they appreciate the musical stylings of entertainer, Jared Howe. The theme continues in our comfortable lounge where our friendly staff serve premium wines, excellent cognacs and single-malt scotches in addtion to the wide selections of beer and spirits. The perfect setting for special occasions and business meetings when only the VERY BEST will do.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Post Your Favorite JH Story Here

Please post your favorite John Henry story here.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

John in the Parade of Breeds

Update from Cindy at the KHP 8-2-07.

"Thought you guys would like to see a photo taken of John Henry yesterday (not 20 years ago), which ought to brighten your day. He decided to make an appearance in the Parade of Breeds (not the Hall of Champions). Now that he is going on excursions around the park, he is a different horse. If I hadn’t watched him walk out of John Henry’s stall yesterday, I’m not sure I would’ve believed it’s the same horse. He looks 10 years younger, at least. I think he is enjoying the blessings of many, many prayers that have been prayed on his behalf. He feels good, looks good, and there is a light in his eyes that hasn’t been there for a long time. He even takes his medication now without hours of bribery." Photo by Steve Faust.

Thanks Cindy and Steve!

John on 7-26-07