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02 August 2006

Naaaaaay sayers

Seems as if my column about how America's love for Barbaro seems a bit overboard when Philly's well on its way to breaking murder records pissed more people than I thought off. Here's a link to a debate on the matter in which I stand accused of murder, sarcastically I'm assured.

By way of update, it does look as if the horse, thankfully, is doing considerably better than was thought possible a couple weeks back. This press release came in from Penn yesterday afternoon:

Barbaro's condition continues to be stable
August 1, 2006
KENNETT SQUARE, PA ­ Chief of Surgery Dean Richardson reports that Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro's condition continues to be stable. The colt's left hind foot, which has laminitis, is monitored closely for signs of infection. "We change his left hind foot bandage daily, and it looks good," said Dr. Richardson. "His right hind leg also looks good, and his appetite remains strong."


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