As millions watched Barbaro win the 2006 Kentucky Derby
in sweeping style, their hearts skipped a beat. Here was
a horse born to run, a horse of destiny. Not since
Secretariat had so many people anticipated the future
coronation of a Triple Crown winner —a king of
The story was made even sweeter by that of his trainer —
former Olympic show jumper Michael Matz who had survived
a horrific plane crash and saved three children.
On Preakness day, here was Matz saddling the horse
everyone believed had wings. The story seemed almost too
good to be true. Almost. A misstep shattered Barbaro's
right hind leg and dashed any Triple Crown dreams. It
also put Barbaro's very life on the line. But Barbaro's
remarkable recovery amid setbacks and complications has
earned him new fans around the world. Here is the truly
remarkable and inspiring story of a horse, his trainer,
and veterinary science on the cutting edge of technolgy.
Hardcover, 189 pages
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