Barbaro: The Horse Who Captured America's Heart

by Sara
(Idaho)



Barbaro, the charismatic 2006 Kentucky Derby winner, thrilled racing fans everywhere with his brilliant victories. But he won hearts around the world with his gallant fight for life after a shattering breakdown in the Preakness Stakes. Barbaro: The Horse Who Captured America's Heart chronicles Barbaro's early days, his life at bucolic Fair Hill and journey down the Triple Crown trail, and the heroics of his trainer, former Olympic show jumper Michael Matz. Award-winning writer Sean Clancy details Barbaro's surgery and ensuing complications, bringing the reader close to the cutting-edge veterinary science and dedicated surgeon who nearly pulled off the impossible.

More than 100 color photos pay tribute to the great courage and spirit of the most popular racehorse of recent time. Award-winning author Sean Clancy chronicles Barbaro's story and pays tribute "to a horse who made us think, who made us cry, and who made us believe."

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