The Who2 Blog April 2008
Late, great racehorse Barbaro was born five years ago today.
Barbaro won the 2006 Kentucky Derby, but two weeks later he shattered his leg while running in the Preakness Stakes, the second race in the Triple Crown. Despite state-of-the-art treatment, he died in January of 2007 of laminitis. That' the same crazy horse-hoof illness that got Secretariat.Read More »
Actor Ivan Dixon died last month, says the LA Times. We missed the story until just now.
Dixon played "Kinch" on the series Hogan's Heroes. But he had a fascinating (if less-heralded) career after that.
On the trivia front: That Times obit says he also was the stunt double for Sidney Poitier in The Defiant Ones.