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Sun ReporterA spectacular day of racing turned catastrophic when Barbaro, a 3-year-old colt with a seemingly clear path to the Triple Crown, broke down in the first furlong of the 131st Preakness Stakes yesterday and was fighting for his life last night. Instead...
I once heard a horse described as "1,000 pounds of muscle balancing on glass legs." That's not far from the truth, and recent tragedies have forced leaders in two sports — horse racing and eventing — to focus on making their competitions...
Zap2It.comThe folks over at Maxim magazine think it's too easy picking Charlize Theron as the Sexiest Woman Alive. They'd rather weigh in on who's unsexy. The unfortunate recipient of the lad mag's Unsexiest title is "Sex & the City" star Sarah Jessica Parker,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWhat's in your portfolio? Are you a high-risk investor or do you prefer the slow and reliable clink-clink of blue-chip stock? Personally, I've got all my money tied up in a racehorse named Barbaro. What? No way! When'd that happen? I would love to see...
Trainer Rick Dutrow leaned on the rail at the Detention Barn a half-hour after Big Brown had been pulled up in the Belmont Stakes and momentarily dropped his forehead onto his crossed arms. Dutrow's thin brown hair was soaked. His blue shirt soggy. His...
Tags: Horse (animal), Sports, Triple Crown, Forehead, Belmont Stakes
Anyone who owns, rides or cares for horses lives with one big fear — a leg injury. Horses' legs are delicate, almost too delicate for the weight they bear. An injury to one leg often affects the other legs, which are forced to bear extra weight....
Tags: Utah, Legs, Death, Health, Hospitals and Clinics
Sun ReporterHundreds of anxious fans and dozens of reporters swarmed around the stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course minutes after the 2006 Preakness Stakes. Security officers shouted at onlookers to remain behind temporary barricades. Television news helicopters...
From "My Guy Barbaro: A Jockey's Journey Through Love, Triumph and Heartbreak with America's Favorite Horse," by Edgar Prado with John Eisenberg. Copyright(c) 2008 by Edgar Prado. Reprinted by arrangement with HarperCollins Publishers. When you get...
Tags: Kentucky Derby, Pennsylvania, Carrots, Romance (genre), New York
Sun ReporterNearing the one-year anniversary of Barbaro's death, Gretchen Jackson -- who along with husband Roy owned the horse -- said yesterday they are close to announcing a decision about where the 2006 Kentucky Derby champion's ashes will be buried. Barbaro was...
Associated PressThe image of Barbaro blazing down the stretch at Churchill Downs, all four hooves off the ground as the powerful bay colt crushed the field in the 2006 Kentucky Derby, is seared in Roy Jackson's memory. It's the way Jackson prefers to think of Barbaro,...
Faced with a choice between an eleventh-hour shot at a Pulitzer Prize-winning stroke o' genius and a little holiday-season R & R, most editorial cartoonists took last week off. This probably meant that Benazir Bhutto received fewer graphic obit tributes...
Times Staff WriterBarbaro, the imposing dark-bay colt many believed was the best hope for a Triple Crown in a generation, broke down Saturday with two fractures in his right hind leg shortly after the start of the Preakness Stakes and will not race again, with his survival...
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