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Jacksons remember Barbaro as Divining Rod prepares for Preakness
Jacksons remember Barbaro as Divining Rod prepares for Preakness

On May 19, 2007, more than a year after the legend of Barbaro was born at Churchill Downs, and less than four months after the horse was put down in an animal hospital, Roy and Gretchen Jackson came to Pimlico Race Course. They had driven from their home in West Grove, Pa., to honor the winner of Preakness Day's ninth race, a 1 1/16-mile test that since its inception in 1993 had been called the Sir Barton Stakes, after the first winner of the Triple Crown. Now it would be called the Barbaro Stakes, after the horse that had won the Kentucky Derby the year before and never again completed a race, and the Jacksons, who had owned the Maryland-trained colt, would present the trophy. ...

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