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Re: [RC] [RC] Barbaro - Truman Prevatt

I think it is unclear what really happened, but there is ample evidence that this was just one of those freak accidents, where he got clipped by another horse's hoof or even stepped on. A horse's hoof with a steel shoe traveling at the speed and force it would have coming out of a starting gate carries sufficient energy to break a concrete block. The pastern of any horse's leg would not stand up to such an assault.

Barbaro, fought a great fight till the end. May he rest in peace.


heidi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Sandy, while I wholeheartedly agree with this sentiment, I have a hard time swallowing this sort of discussion in the context of Barbaro's death. This was my initial reaction to his injury as well, I have to admit--but after watching the tapes over and over and over again of his accident, he was so clearly stepped on that one honestly can't blame genetics and fragility for this one.



“It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong” Richard Feynman, Nobel Laureate in Physics


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RE: [RC] [RC] Barbaro, heidi