Death had given the event life, and the day offered fleeting glimpses of both. After a colt named Chelokee won the Barbaro Stakes, Michael Matz — who had trained Barbaro, who had run onto Pimlico's track when the Triple Crown favorite pulled up in pain a furlong into the Preakness — stopped near the winner's circle. Seeing Gretchen Jackson, they embraced. He had trained Chelokee, too, and it was a "great honor," he said later, to have inaugurated the Barbaro Stakes with a victory. Together, they had found some peace in starting over.