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Churchill Downs Unveils Barbaro Statue

Churchill Downs Unveils Barbaro Statue

Fans entering Gate 1 at Churchill Downs may have their breath taken away when they arrive for the races Kentucky Derby week following the unveiling of life-sized statue of Barbaro April 26. The event drew a "Friends of Barbaro" crowd of about 500 who cheered with approval when the tarp was pulled off the sculpture.

Nicanor Finishes 10th in Career Debut

Nicanor Finishes 10th in  Career Debut

Nicanor's debut wasn't one to remember. The 3-year-old full brother to 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Barbaro finished 10th in a one-mile maiden race at Gulfstream Park Jan. 31, hardly an encouraging step toward what his connections hoped would be a journey into this year's Triple Crown races.

Barbaro Memorial Unveiling Set for April

Barbaro Memorial Unveiling Set for April

The public unveiling of a bronze statue to celebrate the life of 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Barbaro will take place at Churchill Downs April 26. The announcement came on the second anniversary of Barbaro's passing on Jan. 29, 2007.

Inside Track: Fitting Tribute

Inside Track: Fitting Tribute

Close your eyes for a minute. Imagine the scene. Barbaro is roaring down the stretch in his runaway victory in the 2006 Kentucky Derby.

Laminitis Research Gets a Boost

Laminitis Research Gets a Boost

Pfizer Animal Health and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association have joined forces to help fund laminitis research through the NTRA Charities - Barbaro Memorial Fund.

Barbaro's Full Brother Nicanor Developing Nicely

Barbaro's Full Brother Nicanor Developing Nicely

Although it has been more than seven months since Barbaro was euthanized, owner Roy Jackson says that he and his wife, Gretchen, still receive plenty of letters and fan mail about the fallen champion. But recently, Jackson says, more of the incoming mail has turned to an uplifting subject: Nicanor, the full brother to Barbaro, by Dynaformer.

HBO's Barbaro Documentary Debuts June 6

HBO's Barbaro Documentary Debuts June 6

HBO's "Barbaro," a documentary exploring the triumph and tragedy of the winner of the 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will premiere June 6.

Roy and Gretchen Jackson to Speak at RTCA Fundraiser

Roy and Gretchen Jackson, the owners of Barbaro, will be the featured guests at the 2007 Call to the Post dinner and auction at the Ocala, Fla., Hilton April 22 to benefit the Ocala Farm Ministry of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America.

Barbaro Memorial Fund Created by NTRA

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has created the Barbaro Memorial Fund to raise awareness and money for equine health and safety research.

Barbaro's Latest Setback Forced Risky Surgery

Barbaro's Latest Setback Forced Risky Surgery

Barbaro has sustained a deep subsolar abscess in his right hind foot, forcing doctors to try a risky procedure to reduce pressure from bearing weight on that foot, Dr. Dean Richardson reported. This was the latest setback on the same leg he shattered during the running of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) in May.

Eclipse Owners Darley/Lael In Dead Heat

For the first time in the history of the Eclipse Awards, there is a tie for outstanding owner of the year as Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Stable ties with Roy and Gretchen Jackson's Lael Stables for outstanding owner with 110 votes apiece.

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