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Update 4499: A preview of tonight's CBS Evening News piece: Barbaro's Legacy Lives In His Brother.
Update 4498: Well no training today at Oaklawn Park. We waited, and waited, and waited and then they announced. I stayed behind and hotwalked a couple. Nice to get a little exercise anyway.
The highlight of the morning though was a phone call from Roy Jackson. He wanted me to know, and of course everyone on the site to know, that Mrs. Jackson had written an article for the Thoroughbred Daily News regarding Barbaro's anniversary and FOBs. I have not yet found the article online, but have a faxed copy. Here is an excerpt:
At Christmas time this year a local florist (an FOB) delivered a huge photo album. It was filled with the hundreds, yes hundreds of pictures of rescued horses, rescued from shipment to slaughter houses, rescued in Barbaro's name. Many, in fact more than half of the photos showed horses under tack with a rider in the saddle. Many of these were children. All rescued by FOB's many of whom haven't the wherewithal to spend needed money to save horses. It seems their love has found a way.
And CBS is scheduled to broadcast a piece on Nicanor's pending debut, tonight on it's evening news broadcast: CBS Tonight! (AND SATURDAY).
Update 4496: Today, January 29, 2009, marks the two year anniversary of Barbaro's passing. To mark the occasion there will be a vigil at 10:30 AM eastern time. Whereever you are, whatever you are doing, please spare some thoughts for Barbaro and all that has occured: Vigil in Rememberance of Barbaro.
Dr. Kathy Anderson, Barbaro's Fair Hill vet, e-mailed this note: From Dr. Kathy Anderson.
And please keep calling.