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2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was put down on Monday 29th January 2007 after losing his long battle following the injuries he suffered in the Preakness Stakes.

The Michael Matz trained colt was pulled up at Pimlico in the Preakness after breaking three bones around his ankle in the early stage of the nine furlong race, eventually won by Sheikh Mohammed''s Bernardini.

Barbaro underwent numerous operations over the following months and hopes rose at various stages that he could be saved, although he met with a setback in July 2006 when he was diagnosed with laminitis.

A son of Dynaformer, Barbaro won four of his five career starts, including his brilliant win at Churchill Downs, in which he beat Bluegrass Cat by six and a half lengths.

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