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Barbaro NOT Cured by Jesus

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Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner who broke his leg during the Preakness Stakes, is almost healthy enough to be released from his ICU stall at University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center. He has been the focus of hopes and prayers of many horse racing fans — and little kids who are fans of horsies in general. The chief surgeon at the center has this to say about Barbaro’s recovery:

“It’s not a miracle. It’s anything but that,” he said, sitting next to a Christmas tree topped with a stuffed Barbaro.

“Some of the Barbaro fans aren’t going to like that, perhaps. I’m a scientist, I’m a doctor. I’m not a faith healer or a religious person. I believe in the application in science and I think nothing that’s happened to him is particularly miraculous.”

(Via Deadspin.)

Comments

  1. #1 J-Dog
    December 28, 2006

    I LOVE this guy! Thanks for the post. Too bad I don’t have a damned horse to send to him though… my parent’s never got me the pony I wanted for Christmas.

  2. #2 Scott Simmons
    December 28, 2006

    See, you shoulda prayed to Santa for that pony, J-Dog!

  3. #3 J-Dog
    December 28, 2006

    Scott Simmons: Yeah, I did pray to Santa, so now I am a Santheist, and when I die, I guess I go to Antartica, instead of the North Pole.

  4. #4 Mustafa Mond, FCD
    December 29, 2006

    Breath o fresh air.

  5. #5 Amit
    December 29, 2006

    Did you see Barbaro’s MySpace page from the link in Deadspin? That’s pretty funny!

  6. #6 Megan
    August 4, 2007

    I love barbaro and always will. And you ASS HOLES out there who make fun of him, GO TO HELL! If you are a Barbaro lover, contact me at (308)-383-8359.

  7. #7 Megan
    August 4, 2007

    I love barbaro and always will. And you ASS HOLES out there who make fun of him, GO TO HELL! If you are a Barbaro lover, contact me at (308)-383-8359.

  8. #8 Megan
    August 4, 2007

    I love barbaro and always will. And you ASS HOLES out there who make fun of him, GO TO HELL! If you are a Barbaro lover, contact me at (308)-383-8359.

  9. #9 Megan
    August 4, 2007

    I love barbaro and always will. And you ASS HOLES out there who make fun of him, GO TO HELL! If you are a Barbaro lover, contact me at (308)-383-8359.

  10. #10 Michaela Dodds
    November 18, 2008

    Hey i love how kids support Barbaro like that!! it’s cool