Barbaro’s Bro The Next Barbaro?

nicanor-barbaros-brotherTotal Pro Sports – Talk about big shoes to fill.  The 3-year-old Nicanor, brother of American horse racing heartthrob Barbaro, is faced with exactly that.  Although big hoofs to fill would likely be more applicable.  Regardless, we think its a good things he’s only a horse.  Horses don’t have to deal with pressure, do they?

In his first race, Nicanor succeeded the high expectations with a victory in the maiden special weight field at Delaware Park, winning the 1 1/16-mile race by 15 1/4 lengths, with a time of 1:46.31.  This was his fourth race, but first on turf, and the switch appeared to respond well to the change.

So after many horse lovers (and horse racing lovers as well) were left broken hearted after the passing of Barbaro, they now have his brother to carry the legacy.  Let’s just hope his legs don’t crumble from the weight of such expectations (no pun intended).

Here is Nicanor’s race. [BloodHorse]

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