Barbaro, the charismatic 2006 Kentucky Derby winner, thrilled racing fans everywhere with his brilliant victories on the track. But he won hearts around the world with his gallant fight for life after his breakdown in the Preakness Stakes.

Barbaro: The Horse Who Captured America’s Heart chronicles Barbaro’s early days, his journey down the Triple Crown trail, and the heroics of his trainer, former Olympic show jumper Michael Matz.

Award-winning writer Sean Clancy details Barbaro’s surgery and complications, bringing the reader close to the cutting-edge veterinary science and Dr. Dean Richardson, the dedicated surgeon who nearly pulled off the impossible. More than 100 vivid color photographs pay tribute to the great courage and spirit of the most popular racehorse of recent time.

Sean Clancy is a former champion steeplechase jockey. Clancy’s lifelong association with horses led him to his career as editor/publisher of ST Publishing producer of The Saratoga Special and Steeplechase/Eventing Times, among other projects. Clancy is also the author of Saratoga Days and co-author of The Best of The Saratoga Special.

Praise for Sean Clancy:

“Sean Clancy has been told he will never succeed at being a great rider and a great writer. Baloney. He does both far better than most, following in the footsteps of Hemingway, London and Ruark as our literary surrogates in adventure.”

— Jay Hovdey, Daily Racing Form

“Clancy doesn’t merely concentrate on the track – though his vivid details of the backside are superb.”

— Boston Globe

“If you are a fan of good writing about horses, remember Sean’s name.”

— Fran Jurga, The Jurga Report