The Jessamine County Fiscal Court will officially name a section of roadway that was formerly Harrodsburg Road as Barbaro Lane in honor of the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner that was a Triple Crown favorite until he fractured his leg in three places during a false start at the Preakness. The fiscal court will officially rename the section of road Aug. 1.
Three other sections of the roadway that don’t connect to the new four-lane Harrodsburg Road will also be named at that time. Those sections will be known as Almahurst Lane, Mare Haven Lane and Sunset Lane.
Barbaro Lane will run next to Springmint Farm, where Barbaro was foaled, is located, according to Jessamine County 911 Addressing Coordinator Chris Bowman.
“Barbaro was a fan favorite and a star in the horse world, and it’s natural that people here would want to honor him,” he said.