Barbaro Updates: 158
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Update 1188: At the Press Conference on wednesday I introduced myself to Jack Ireland who writes for the Wilmington News Journal. We discussed Mike Rea and his Homemakeover, and his need to get signatures for his petition. Jack said he would willingly sign so here's the link to sign Jack! As a result of the press conference Jack wrote this (very good) article: Barbaro's popularity continues to soar. It includes the following excerpt:
A big reason Barbaro has become so important to so many is the way he has continually beaten the odds. While he was getting the best care available, it became evident early on that this horse was special. He was a fighter, or as one longtime Delaware Park fan said, "He's a real trooper, isn't he?" People in this country like to root for the underdog -- human or equine.
"I think it's something of a miracle he is here with us," Roy Jackson said. "I don't know exactly what it is, but we have never dwelled on the negative.
You can now vote for racing's moment of the year.
This morning at Fair Hill will be quiet for me for a saturday. Hawty Creek's scheduled half mile work has been postponed. She lost a right front shoe yesterday while jogging down a hill outback. She can't work until I get her reshod, which I hope will be sometime in the next day or so. She'll go outback again today most likely. Tim is going to open gallop Gator Nation (my usual first horse) so it looks like only four to ride and a nice easy morning ahead!
Update 1187: Barbaro is featured in People Magazine this week (top five news story for 2006) as well as Time Magazine.
It is sad to report the passing of Scotty Schulhoffer: Hall of Fame Trainer Scotty Schulhofer Dead at 80. His most recent "big horse" was Lemon Drop Kid.
Let us remember: Remembering Our Champions.
Update 1186: Another comfortable night last night for Barbaro (thursday night). Mrs. Jackson called (10:15 am) after her morning visit with Barbaro. She was very upbeat in her assessment of Barbaro.
Kathy Anderson also visited Barbaro yesterday. It was Dr. Anderson's first visit for a couple of weeks and she was also very happy with how Barbaro was doing. She noted that while Barbaro is back in his old "unit", he is in fact in a different stall, with a window with a view. He seems to like his new "digs".