Barbaro (born April 29, 2003) is an American thoroughbred racehorse, who won decisively the 2006 Kentucky Derby and was a heavy favorite in the Preakness Stakes. On May 20, 2006, he suffered an injury shortly after the start of the race, as he fractured three bones in and around the ankle of his right hind leg. The next day, he underwent surgery at the New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania for his leg injuries. After initially favorable reports regarding his recovery, in early July complications began to develop. As of July 13, 2006, Barbaro's prognosis was serious but stable. This injury ruined his shot at the Triple Crown and has ended his racing career.
Latest Barbaro Updates:
Barbaro still stable (21 July 2006)
Barbaro's ultimate prognosis to take 'months, not days'