Kona Gold, ‘King of Hearts’ to Fans, Humanely Euthanized; $2.3 Million Career

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Why was Kona Gold, who earned almost $2.3 million in winnings, humanely euthanized at the Kentucky Horse Park (affectionately known as “horse heaven” for retired horses)?

What made this horse so popular with the crowds that some nicknamed him “King of Hearts”?

“That must be what the “K” in Kona stood for,” said one fan, who cried remembering a special birthday when she got her picture taken with the King of Hearts. Kona Gold’s true life story proves how very special a horse can be…

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Date: 9-29-2009
By: www.jklm.us