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“Riding with Barbaro” Wristbands Raise Funds for Research

May 5, 2007     E-mail this page to a friend!

Race fans and horse lovers alike can purchase “Riding with Barbaro” wristbands in support of the NTRA Barbaro Memorial Fund. The bands are similar to the bright-yellow “LIVESTRONG” bands for the Lance Armstrong foundation, and to other, issue-oriented wristbands.

The wristbands carry the words “Riding with Barbaro” in honor of last year’s Kentucky Derby winner, and are blue to represent the primary color of the blue, green, and white racing silks of owner Roy and Gretchen Jackson's Lael Stables.

Available online at, the wristbands are $2 each, while supplies last. All proceeds benefit the Barbaro Memorial Fund, created to raise awareness and money for equine research projects, particularly those that focus on laminitis.

Anyone who wants to make a larger cash contribution to the Barbaro Memorial Fund can do so at that same website.