Monday, January 29, 2007



(April 29, 2003 – January 29, 2007)

Sire: Dynaformer
Dam: La Ville Rouge
Damsire: Carson City
Sex: Stallion
Foaled: 2003
Country: United States
Colour: Bay
Breeder: Lael Stables
Owner: Roy and Gretchen Jackson
Trainer: Michael Matz
Record: 7:6-0-0
Earnings: $2,302,200
Major Racing Wins: Laurel Futurity (2005), Florida Derby (2006), Kentucky Derby (2006)

Kentucky Derby Highlights:

Undefeated going into the race, Barbaro was sent off as the second choice of the betting public, at odds of 6:1, in a full field of 20 horses. Barbaro charged ahead during the last turn and straightaway of the race to win by 7 lengths. Barbaro's lead in the final furlong expanded even as jockey Edgar Prado did not ask for his top speed. This margin of victory at the Kentucky Derby was the largest since 1946, when Triple Crown winner Assault took the Run for the Roses by eight lengths. Barbaro's win made him only the sixth undefeated horse to win the Kentucky Derby.[1] During the gallop-out after the wire, Barbaro's lead extended to 20 lengths, which is rare during post-race gallop-outs. The manner of his Derby victory led to speculation that Barbaro might be a "superhorse," the likes of which had not been seen since Affirmed and perhaps even Secretariat, arguably the greatest American thoroughbred of all time. Barbaro is also one of the few horses to have won the "Run for the Roses" after more than a 5-week lay-off.

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