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Amanda Duckworth

Amanda Duckworth is an editorial intern for The Blood-Horse.

Articles by Amanda Duckworth

First Win for Barbaro Brother Nicanor

Trainer Michael Matz switched Nicanor to the turf for his fourth career start and it clearly suited the colt well, as he demolished a maiden special weight field by 15 1/4 lengths at Delaware Park May 13.

The 3-year-old Dynaformer colt, who is a full brother to 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, took the lead early and never looked back. Under jockey Rosie Napravnik, Nicanor set

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Barbaro a Candidate for Sports Illustrated’s 2006 Sportsman of the Year Award

Barbaro, winner of the Kentucky Derby, is a possible candidate for Sports Illustrated’s 2006 Sportsman of the Year award. The winner will be announced Dec. 4 and featured in the Dec. 11 issue of the magazine.

Although the 3-year-old colt gained national attention for his commanding Derby win, it has been his fight for survival after shattering his right hind leg in the May 20

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