Barbaro|| Champions are never forgotten.

Well here is a proper tribute to Barbaro. I thought I might as well make a new tribute, he was a great horse that will never be forgotten. More about Barbaro: Barbaro (April 29, 2003 -- January 29, 2007) was an American thoroughbred who decisively won the 2006 Kentucky Derby, but shattered his leg two weeks later in the 2006 Preakness Stakes, ending his racing career and eventually leading to his death. On May 20, 2006, Barbaro ran in the Preakness Stakes as a heavy favorite, but, after he false-started, he fractured three bones in and around the fetlock of his right hind leg. The injury ruined any chance of a Triple Crown in 2006 and ended his racing career. The next day, he underwent surgery at the New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania for his injuries. In July he developed laminitis in his left rear leg. He underwent five further operations, and his prognosis varied during an exceptionally long stay in the Equine Intensive Care Unit at the New Bolton Center. While his right hind leg eventually healed, a final risky procedure on it proved futile because the colt soon developed further laminitis in both front legs. His veterinarians and owners concluded that he could not be saved, and Barbaro was euthanized on January 29, 2007. He was a third-generation descendant of Mr. Prospector, and as such Barbaro was related to many Triple Crown hopefuls of his time including Big Brown, Afleet Alex, Smarty Jones, Funny Cide and Fusaichi Pegasus.

 

Tags: thoroughbred, race, horse, Barbaro, colt, 2006, kentucky, derby, preakness, stakes, florida, Ruffian, 101

 



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