Saturday, May 20, 2006

Barbaro racing career ends

What a sad turn of events for such a splendid animal. As I write this, Barbaro is just about 10 minutes away from here at New Bolton Center Animal Hospital in Kennett Square.
We were sitting in a local restaurant when the race came on the tv. There was no sound and we were trying to decipher what was happening. He had a false start and then the injury.
From the news: Barbaro, thought by many to be a serious contender for the Triple Crown if he won the Preakness, was diagnosed with a fracture above and below his ankle. Dr. Larry Bramlage, of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, called it a "life-threatening" injury.

Here's hoping the 'young fella' will be around for more than 3 yrs.


  • At 2:07 PM, Blogger Barbara said…

    Sorry to hear about the horse and about your family woes. We've got relatives like that, too. I think everyone does. Good for you for turning down the invitation!


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