Barbaro Wins: Circus is coming to town
What an outstanding performance Barbaro displayed in saturday's Kentucky Derby. The Fair Hill horse stamped himself as a legend in the making and the modesty in which trainer Michael Matz and the owners showed after the race is an example of letting a horse do the talking.
The homecoming hero is now settled back in his barn at Fair Hill and the next few weeks could see this peaceful training center turn into a media circus. How does a place equip itself for such a frenzy of activity ? With no on-site eating facilities or public restrooms the reporters that plan on following this horse's progress had better bring a packed hamper of food and a couple of porta-pottys!
Being under the spotlight has every trainer here at Fair Hill brimming with pride for Barbaro. With our barn being adjacent to the home of this champion you find yourself looking out across to the Matz camp to catch a glimpse of the big bay colt.
The barns here at Fair Hill were individually named after thoroughbred champions the DuPonts campaigned decades ago. The names of Parlo, Fairy Chant, and Chevation were stars of their era, but now a new age could be dawning and Barbaro's name should be used to identify a new local constructioon or roadway.