May 20th, 2006

Eroica

Send Healing Thoughts to Barbaro

The Preakness was bright with promise, a beautiful day in Maryland, and Barbaro -- though restless -- was in good spirits, bouncy and playful. Who would guess that the undefeated Derby winner would break his hind leg in two places before he'd gone more than a few lengths?

Man, I haven't been this upset since Charismatic broke down just shy of taking the Triple Crown. Three years old is too young for such a series of grueling races. Why don't they wait until they're 5?
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