Update 18: Rather than attempt to continue to update this page with new content, I am pointing you to two places: Tim Woolley Racing Discussion Boards now has a folder where all new content is posted (poems, videos etc.) Melissa Harden is collecting all the content also at: For the love of Barbaro. Melissa will collect the content from the discussion boards, you can also e-mail her at email@example.com Thank you for continuing to create such wonderful work.
Update 17: Another video from Melissa Harden: Barbaro celebrating grazing in the grass.
Update 14: Another video: Barbaro, Never gonna give in, thanks Mary Langkamp. It seems you can hear Bobby speaking those words! From Mary's e-mail:
music is from the movie "Spirit"
Song is You Can't Take Me sung by Bryan Adams
I think the song is true to Barbaro cause he never gives in
Update 13: Another video: Alive and Kicking!, thanks Pam Coblyn. An excerpt of Pam's e-mail to me:
Mainly, what I REALLY wanted to accomplish was to pay homage to Barbaro's strength, power, will and acceptance of love from those around him. I believe he brought out the best of everyone and I want to pay tribute to them, too, for recognizing that Barbaro has a rare and indomitable spirit.
My video, "Barbaro--Alive & Kicking" features music by Simple Minds
Update 12: Another video on DailyMotion: Magnificent Barbaro. Author:
This video is nothing but Barbaro's Proudest Moments: Training, Winning Every Race (didn't have Maiden Race pictures or I would have include it), and just great pictures of Proud Barbaro. The background music is the Main Title from "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimmaron."
Note: Tropical Park Derby is also absent.
Update 11: Barbara Livingston, while an awesome professional photog is also a fan. She has generously made her Barbaro pictures available for non commercial use. Anna has created a lovely pastel of Barbaro.
Update 9: We just received the following e-mail from Jessica Franks:
Hello, I have been reading the updates on your page faithfully and visited the multimedia page today to watch the videos. I made a couple myself awhile back and thought I'd send you the links if you thought them worthy to put up. I'm an amateur at making "movies" but as so many, Barbaro has touched me very deeply. The first I made to some
music from the Phar Lap movie soundtrack (Phar Lap was Bobby too!), and the second I later felt inspired to make after I heard a song I hadn't heard in years, It's So Hard to Say Goodbye (Boyz II Men). There are so many wonderful videos already up. I thank you for taking the time to read my e-mail and perhaps enjoy the videos.
Update 8: Karen has provided another lovely tribute to Barbaro Karen explains:
The song is He Ain't Heavy, He's my Brother performed by Brian Lane Green. I'm so glad you liked it. I know it's a little sad and a little like "we don't know" what is going to happen, and very much, "we miss everything that might have been", but that is how it is. It also, to me, shows why I think we all respond as we do. You have to have a big support group to get through stuff like this no matter the outcome. It's a bit of a macrocosm of what we wish or hope were there for us in our own lives.
Update 7: A video from Melissa Harden: Barbaro's Tragedy and Triumph (2m 58s) Thanks Melissa!
Update 5: Beautiful Barbaro, by Jayne Lornie. Jayne used to work at Fair Hill, now works at Delaware Park and is a close friend. The piece closes with the text:
Get Well Barbaro; You Are So Beautiful.
Music: Your Are So Beautiful: Kenny Rogers
Update 3: As I was browsing flickr I found these cool photos of Barbaro in the Kentucky Derby. Shannon has also posted a second 'movie' to Daily Motion: Barbaro 2 (Song : When you believe : Prince of Egypt Soundtrack, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.).
Update 2: Another great video from Dailymotion: BARBARO'S JOURNEY (4m 1s, by Shannon). Nice poignant images of Edgar Prado with Peter Brette, among other cool stuff of course.
Update 1: Adding two Barbaro videos from Dailymotion (thanks Lisa). They are BARBARO TRIBUTE - by Ghost Moth (2m 26 secs) and BARBARO (by Anneetben 8m 29 secs). A quick caution, the latter does include 'live' footage of the Preakness.
Also, a comment from Kim Brette appears below, which includes:
Special thanks to Debra for the wonderful video, so glad to see he's touched everyones hearts, as he has ours from the beginning. Peter went to see him today and he was doing well, had a sparkle in his eye and is continuing to do better than we could ever hope for.
We received the following, unsolicited, 'movie' from Debra Lopez, in Wisconsin: Our Prayer For Barbaro.
It is 'titled': "To Barbaro from your Fans in Wisconsin" and closes with the text: "If you have never loved an animal, your soul remains unawakened." It is a 2.5M file. Thanks Debra!
If we receive more of this type of content, we will post to this page (I know a friend of mine is preparing a 'flash' animation).