Several people here followed last year's story of Barbaro, who won the Kentucky Derby and fought an even more heroic battle after that.
Just thought I'd let you know that NBC Sports is planning a special tribute documentary this Sunday at 2PM PDT.
http://equisearch.com/equiwire_news/barbarodoc_041907/April 19, 2007 -- NBC Sports will air "Barbaro: A Nation's Horse," a special one-hour documentary look at the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner, at 5 p.m. EDT on Sunday, April 29 on NBC.
Barbaro touched the hearts of horse racing fans and animal lovers around the world last year with his fight for life before finally succumbing to injuries suffered at the Preakness Stakes.
"Barbaro: A Nation's Horse" looks back at the thoroughbred's impressive six and a half length win at the Derby, his dramatic injury and his amazing will to live that captured the imagination of the public. The film also examines Barbaro's legacy and impact on the future of horse racing. The documentary premieres on the date that would have been Barbaro's fourth birthday.
"It's extremely rare that an athlete stirs the depth of emotion among people that Barbaro did," said Dick Ebersol, NBC Universal Sports & Olympics chairman and executive producer of the documentary. "We were lucky enough to have a front row seat to witness the rise of this remarkable horse to win the most prestigious event in thoroughbred racing, the Kentucky Derby. Sadly, we were also there for his devastating fall at the Preakness Stakes; and we were there to document why his subsequent struggle to live touched so many people."
Barbaro will be honored in a special ceremony next Saturday at the Kentucky Derby.
Just thought you'd like to know.