Monday, January 29, 2007
Great racehorse Barbaro had to be put down today. I feel like I did so many years ago when Ruffian was put down. Ineffably sad.
Perhaps I should say that while I didn't personally know Barbaro, I felt as though I did after watching him stumble in the Kentucky Derby and then go on to win the race. He embodies everything that is beautiful and wonderful about horses--the heart and drive and will to run...
When he shattered his leg in the Preakness and kept on trying to race, it broke my heart. Yesterday it broke all over again.