"I do it with all my horses," Prado said. "I check that the girth is on right and then to see if their shoes are on firmly. I felt him move, and I looked back and there were flies on him. It happens a lot, especially when the infield is crowded and there's beer and food all around."Dr. Richardson added that he "could see no damage of any preexisting injury." [NY Daily News]
Prado also reiterated that Barbaro barely touched the gate when it popped open and he broke through it before the race. He said Barbaro barely broke out of a casual gait.
"He's a professional, and when he saw nobody else was running he just went back to the gate," Prado said.
"He warmed up nice and loose. Everything was perfect. If there was something wrong with that horse, I'd have been the first to put a finger on it."
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Posted by Alan Mann at 8:03 AM