"I happened to see a picture of Barbaro yesterday and was struck by the similarities between him and Justify. Perhaps it is just an illusion, or I've lost my mind, you can tell me, I won't mind.
Both are chiseled, ripped into elemental muscle and the sinew that holds all things together and cloaked in burnished, hand rubbed beauty.
I could find no reference to Barbaro's height, although Edgar Prado, his jockey, said he stood 17 hands high, while Justify is an inch shorter at 16.3. Even their records are the same. Justify is undefeated at 6-0 at this point in his career. Barbaro was undefeated with six wins entering the 2006 Preakness where he broke his right hind leg leaving the gate. Ironically, it was the magnificent Bernardini who won the race.