R.I.P. LAWYER RON. In this May 3, 2006 file photo, then Kentucky Derby hopeful Lawyer Ron is attended to by groom Chuck Chambers at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
Lawyer Ron, among the Kentucky Derby favorites in 2006 and a champion older horse in 2007, was euthanized Friday, July 10, 2009, because of complications from colic surgery.
When he was retired from racing last year, he had earned nearly $2.8 million.