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Fw: [RC] [RC] Barbaro - Dot Wiggins

I had heard there were photos of Barbaro being stepped on out of the gate, but was never able to find any.
Does anyone have a link to this info?

Nothing takes away from the valient efforts of the horse and his handlers to over come the accident.

And I do heartily agree there are a lot of horses out there that may not be ideal for any kind of hard work.

----- Original Message ----- From: <heidi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <SandyDSA@xxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 2:22 PM
Subject: RE: [RC] [RC] Barbaro

Would that the Thoroughbred breeders/owners/trainers/registry begin a deliberate program to weed out of its system breeding stock with anything other than the most substantial and solid legs. Hard to say what factor was the greatest in the breakdown,

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.



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