I still believe in love at first sight. I am sure I am not only an incurable romantic when it comes to my love for animals, but I succumbed to the magic that Barbaro, the much beloved race horse exuded the moment he flew over the finish line, winning the 132nd Run for The Roses, the 2006 Kentucky Derby, by 6 1/2 lengths. His win was the biggest victory margin in a Derby since 1946.
I am a passionate horse lover but not as avid a Horse Racing fan as many of my friends,but the triple crown races, (Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes) always find me glued to my TV. Barbaro's grace, strength and magnificent athletic talent captured my heart. My love affair with him began on May 6,2006. He continues to remain embedded in my heart as well in all the hearts of his fans throughout the world.
Photo by:Don Emmert
While all Thoroughbred's birthdays are recorded as January 1, the beloved race horse, Barbaro's actual birthday is April 29. So in celebration of his life, and to highlight the contributions he continues to make through the efforts of the FOB's (Fans of Barbaro) to help all horses in need, I will be posting entries about him throughout the upcoming week.
Share with us, by leaving a comment, your thoughts about Barbaro and how he continues to have an impact on your spirit.
Watch this magnificent video tribute to Barbaro, created by phutc7274: "Barbaro... Simply The Best."