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Barbaro statue has arrived   Barbaro and Family

Started by whitney23187; 21 views.
whitney23187

From: whitney23187

3/24/09

small article on it but it got there Sunday night--excerpt/link:
 
New Barbaro Statue At Churchill Downs
Reported by: Web Producer

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 @03:10am CST

New Barbaro Statue At Churchill Downs
(Louisville, KY) -- Churchill Downs has a new permanent memorial to 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro.
A 15-hundred pound statue of the horse has been in development for a year, and arrived late Sunday night.
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whitney23187

From: whitney23187

3/24/09

bump...........
Oh, be still my heart!!!  1,500 pounds - WOW, it weighs even more than Barbaro did! 
marygran

From: marygran

3/24/09

Seeing the article somehow makes it real for me. :(  I'm excited and sad at the same time - very emotional for sure.

Mary in MD

 

marygran

From: marygran

3/24/09

Remember Edgar is there too. :)

Mary in MD

LindaVA3

From: LindaVA3

3/24/09

LOL so Edgar weighs what, 100 pounds?  That's a BIG statute!

Edit:  Now it makes me a little sad.  Since it has arrived, that means he will be buried so it can be put in place before the unveiling :(

  • Edited 3/24/2009 3:05 pm ET by LindaVA3
SlewReigns

From: SlewReigns

3/24/09

Well that's all of 115 pounds in real weight. LOL  Not sure how much weight his portion of the statue weighs.  And of course you have the rail which holds the two up off the ground. 

 

When you put it all together, not a lot more than the actual weight would of been.  And we will get to see it up close on April 26th.  Don't forget your camera.  Thanks to Whitney for posting this.  The time is drawing near.

SlewReigns

From: SlewReigns

3/24/09

I believe the pedestal is done and yes sometime before April 26th Barbaro's ashes will travel back to Louisville.  I am sure that will be private and non-reported.

marygran

From: marygran

3/24/09

The water works are starting already.... :*(

Mary in MD

Jo (LoveYouB)

From: Jo (LoveYouB)

3/24/09

Very exciting news, Whitney.  I can't wait to see it!  Thanks ~  Jo    
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