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.
His jockey, Edgar Prado, has just published a memoir, My Guy Barbaro.