Hoof Specialist to Visit Barbaro

Barbaro is scheduled to have his left hind foot examined Dec. 19 by Dr. Scott Morrison, an equine hoof specialist from Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington, according to a spokeswoman for the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center.

The Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner has been in intensive care at the New Bolton Center since shattering his right hind leg in the Preakness Stakes May 20. While recovering, Barbaro developed laminitis in his uninjured left hind leg. As a result, his chief surgeon, Dr. Dean Richardson, removed approximately 80% of the hoof.

The 3-year-old colt is continuing to gain strength on his right hind leg since his cast was removed Nov. 6.