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    Barbaro to be remembered by NBC Sunday 4/29

    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.

    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."
    http://equisearch.com/equiwire_news/barbarodoc_041907/

    Barbaro will be honored in a special ceremony next Saturday at the Kentucky Derby.

    Just thought you'd like to know.

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    Re: Barbaro to be remembered by NBC Sunday 4/29

    Barbaro once saved a train from falling off of a cliff.

    If this is what was needed (daily news reports of Barbaro) to save the sport of horse racing, then it's in worse trouble than anyone (besides those who fix some races) ever imagined.
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    Re: Barbaro to be remembered by NBC Sunday 4/29

    Quote Originally Posted by sediment View Post
    Barbaro once saved a train from falling off of a cliff.

    If this is what was needed (daily news reports of Barbaro) to save the sport of horse racing, then it's in worse trouble than anyone (besides those who fix some races) ever imagined.
    I posted this thread as a service for those that might like to know about the program mentioned. I didn't think it needed to be posted in the debate forum.

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    Re: Barbaro to be remembered by NBC Sunday 4/29

    Quote Originally Posted by sediment View Post
    Barbaro once saved a train from falling off of a cliff.

    If this is what was needed (daily news reports of Barbaro) to save the sport of horse racing, then it's in worse trouble than anyone (besides those who fix some races) ever imagined.
    I couldn't agree with you more.

    Good lord this is getting ridiculous.
    What an idiot....

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    Re: Barbaro to be remembered by NBC Sunday 4/29

    Thanks for the info, Barry.
    I will definitely tape it.
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    Re: Barbaro to be remembered by NBC Sunday 4/29

    Quote Originally Posted by Radiobarry View Post
    I posted this thread as a service for those that might like to know about the program mentioned. I didn't think it needed to be posted in the debate forum.
    Thank you for reminding me NOT to watch it. To watch every other station, if possible.
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    Re: Barbaro to be remembered by NBC Sunday 4/29

    Your negativity is really not appreciated. If you don't like it, then don't watch it, and don't post about it. Some of us do appreciate what this horse went through and would like to watch the show. What do you have against this horse anyway?
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    Re: Barbaro to be remembered by NBC Sunday 4/29

    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Boy View Post
    Your negativity is really not appreciated. If you don't like it, then don't watch it, and don't post about it. Some of us do appreciate what this horse went through and would like to watch the show. What do you have against this horse anyway?
    Amen to that, Lost Boy.

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