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What A Shame

For those who watched the Preakness, seeing
Barbaro pull up, and watching his leg flop, was horrifying
. It's clear
now that his life may be ended if the surgery is not successful. Sports
can be depressing - Barry Bonds is believed to have used steroids and is chasing
the home run record with no penalty, for example, or the Duke lacrosse
situation, or anything Tyson - but Barbaro ran a magnificent race in the Derby
and could have been one of the great ones. Seeing him pull up that way was
one of the worst things we've seen in years and may go down as one of the great
tragedies not just in horse racing but in sports at large.