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post #1 of 15
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I dont know how many of you followed the story of the derby winner and his accident.

But bless his soul he is out of surgery, and doing well. He even tried to jog back to his stall.
post #2 of 15
I'm glad he's doing well! I feel horrible for him and Michael Matz, it bums me out because it's really cool that he's owned by a guy who used to actually ride and show jumpers, plus he totally rained on Bob baffert's parade in the Derby.

This REALLY sucks. He did show a lot of promise, he did have a shot at the triple crown. Just the same, if he can pull through this and be a stud I think he could throw some successful babies.

There's no point in seeing the Belmont now, no triple crown winner this year *sigh*.

Bernardini shows some promise though, I like his lineage.
post #3 of 15
I am still saying prayers for him, I want to hear it is a good 6 weeks from now and he's back home and doing well. I wonder if he'll ever be able to even run in his paddock safely?

I think he's extraordinary, and hope he can have a long and happy life at stud.

ps Bernardini is well worth watching I think
post #4 of 15
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here he is this morning

he does have a long way to go indeed. but just showing that he has gotten this far, shows what a fighter this horse is

Bernardini is one to watch, that is for sure. Hes a good looking colt, and impressive winning the preakness on only his 4th race, but alot of commentaries also say he wasnt "truly challanged" but we shall see. I know I will be watching him.

and yes. Its always good when Bafferts parade gets rained on, lol him and lukas..are my LEAST fav trainers.
post #5 of 15
Yeah, that was just heartbreaking to hear about! I'm glad they gave him the chance by operating rather than destroying him. My gf has a horse who recovered from a broken leg and returned to barrel racing. Of course, it was no where near the severity of Barbaro, but horses can sometimes recover from leg injuries!
post #6 of 15
My heart just fell to the floor when I heard about him breaking his leg in the race. I'm also very glad that they operated, and even more happy that he is doing so well following the surgery.
post #7 of 15
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He is a true champion! and I am so happy they did the operation. Even if he cant breed (they arent sure if the leg will tolerate the live cover, the only kind TB's allow) they could geld him and put him in Kentucky park..he would get LOTS of vistors hehe
post #8 of 15
Public radio had a brief story on this horse this morning. I hope he recovers.
I like the name of the two horses!!
post #9 of 15
yes that was sad
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by ScamperFarms
He is a true champion! and I am so happy they did the operation. Even if he cant breed (they arent sure if the leg will tolerate the live cover, the only kind TB's allow) they could geld him and put him in Kentucky park..he would get LOTS of vistors hehe
I heard an interview tonight that the owners really love Barbaro, and that is why they did the operation. Like you said, he will not be able to breed. I was kind of thinking that was part of why they were saving him, due to the money he would make as a stud. Knowing this makes the story much more touching.

He totally deserves the best vet care money can buy, and I'm glad he is getting it! Heal strong, Barbaro!
post #11 of 15
I'm glad Barbaro is on his way to recovery.

I was at Preakness - it was much more heartbreaking to see it *live* - and we had no idea what/how it happened. There was a collective gasp, then silence.
post #12 of 15
I heard his vet say today that they were amazed this morning - Barbaro was scratching his ear with his left hind hoof, meaning he was putting a significant amount of weight on that right rear leg. They are saying that he is no longer in danger of having to be put down unless there is a drastic change in his condition.
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo
I heard an interview tonight that the owners really love Barbaro, and that is why they did the operation. Like you said, he will not be able to breed. I was kind of thinking that was part of why they were saving him, due to the money he would make as a stud. Knowing this makes the story much more touching.

He totally deserves the best vet care money can buy, and I'm glad he is getting it! Heal strong, Barbaro!
At this point according to the Vetrinary hospitals website (they do daily updates at 3pm lol not that i check or anything *whistles*) they arent SURE if he can breed or not. he may be able to, he may not. It all depends on if he can safley put the weight on that leg, for the proper position.

One possiblity, is they can teach him to ground collect. He wont be able to breed TB mares (they dont allow AI) but you could get some wonderfull, QH, and Arab crosses.

All in all. I LOVE his owners.because THEY LOVE HIM.

and i will admit..i sent him an apple basket and a card
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by CDubbie
I'm glad Barbaro is on his way to recovery.

I was at Preakness - it was much more heartbreaking to see it *live* - and we had no idea what/how it happened. There was a collective gasp, then silence.

Oh my i couldnt..belive being their live. that had to be horrible.

Like the accident out on our track locally Kentucky derby weekend

Sadly that horse had no chance of recovery.
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by valanhb
I heard his vet say today that they were amazed this morning - Barbaro was scratching his ear with his left hind hoof, meaning he was putting a significant amount of weight on that right rear leg. They are saying that he is no longer in danger of having to be put down unless there is a drastic change in his condition.

YUP YUP YUP! You have never seen so many people jumping up and down over news of a horse scracthing its ear, as me and my friends at the barn tonight, LOL

And for his owners sake..it means he may be able to breed...although i have no doubt they will keep him no matter what..its also a plus for the industry if he can..cause hes..an amazing horse.
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