Preakness' Loss is Lagerfeld's Gain
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Fans of the courageous colt "Barbaro" will be saddened to learn that despite showing signs of improving from his Preakness hoof injury, he was put down today. According to Bloomberg:
" Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, who shattered his right hind ankle as an undefeated 3-year-old in pursuit of horse racing's Triple Crown, lost ``his biggest race'' and was euthanized today.
"Barbaro, who won the Derby by the largest margin in 60 years, suffered multiple fractures on May 20, 2006, when he took a misstep 200 yards from the starting gate in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.
"The horse, whose injury and recovery inspired widespread public affection, was euthanized today, Jim Gluckson of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association said. The Pennsylvania veterinary hospital where Barbaro was treated said a news conference was scheduled for 4 p.m. New York time."
Somewhere, in a French Chateau, notorious horseivore Karl Lagerfeld is sauteeing and carmelizing some wild onions in rapt anticipation of tucking into the equine remains of the day ... (*The Corsair shudders*)