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By Susan Salk on May 4, 2011
Barbaro had the swagger of a rock star and a closing speed not seen since Secretariat when his spectacular Kentucky Derby win five years ago had the horse world aglow with the possibility of a Triple Crown winner. But the story took a sudden turn when the big colt suffered a breakdown at the Preakness, and racegoers and the television audience watched in shock as he struggled to hold his shattered hind leg above the track. Whether Barbaro’s breakdown was seen live, or in the countless news reports that would follow the horse’s eight-month battle to live, the scene affected […]