Brazilian star’s long journey to the winner’s circle

When Brazilian Horse of the Year and Triple Crown champion Bal a Bali (Brz) (Put It Back) knifed through a narrow gap and kicked clear after being blocked the entire run through the Santa Anita Park turf stretch to win the GIII American S. May 9, it was, for most North Americans, the first glimpse of the 5-year-old’s ability to overcome adversity.

But those closest to the dark bay know that the eye-catching performance was nothing compared to the tenacity Bal a Bali displayed in overcoming a sudden and severe bout of laminitis that nearly took his life last summer after being privately purchased to campaign in the United States.

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One Response to Brazilian star’s long journey to the winner’s circle

  1. katrina June 7, 2015 at 11:57 pm #

    Way to go Bal a Bali!!!
    Looking forward to seeing this Horse in the Future!

    How about at the Haskell!

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