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Kentucky Derby Winner Barbaro Breaks Hind Leg in Preakness

Race horse Barbaro, who won the Kentucky Derby, suffered a serious hind-leg break at the Preakness race Saturday.

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  • ANNOUNCER:

    And they're off!

  • JEFFREY BROWN:

    Just seconds after the horses sprinted out of the gate, the odds-on favorite for winning the Preakness Stakes shattered his right rear ankle.

  • ANNOUNCER:

    … he is out of the race and out of the Triple Crown.

  • JEFFREY BROWN:

    As more than 100,000 fans watched at the Pimlico race track in Baltimore, Barbaro suffered an injury that ended his racing career and could lead to the loss of his life.

  • JEANINE EDWARDS, ESPN Equestrian Correspondent:

    The excitement and the roar of the crowd when the horses go in the gate, it's like nothing you will experience, but it quickly turned to deafening gasps of disbelief and then just utter silence.

  • JEFFREY BROWN:

    Jockey Edgar Prado and owner Gretchen Jackson consoled each other as Barbaro was taken to Pennsylvania in an ambulance.

  • ANNOUNCER:

    Barbaro comes up on the outside, and he takes the lead!

  • JEFFREY BROWN:

    Just two weeks ago, Barbaro burst onto the national sports scene with an overwhelming victory at the Kentucky Derby.

  • ANNOUNCER:

    … he runs away from them all…