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What caught your attention in 2016

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The ball has dropped. Toasts have been made. Another year has passed. Father Time has relinquished his mantle to Baby New Year. But before running headlong into 2017, it’s a good time to reflect upon 2016. After all, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
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Why Equine Bones Break and Tendons Rupture

Understanding anatomy and physics can help prevent severe injuries
The life of one of the most promising racehorses of our time was cut short in 2006 after a long struggle to recover from a shattered fetlock. Barbaro’s injury at the Preakness Stakes and the New Bolton Center's heroic attempts to save him drew a lot of attention to the question of why so many young performance horses suffer from broken bones and ruptured tendons. Are these kinds of injuries inevitable? Should we give up trying to solve this problem?
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Shattered Dreams

With a severe leg injury, a promising racing career came to an end just 20 seconds into the 131st running of the Preakness

With 118,420 spectators looking on at Baltimore's Pimlico racetrack, Barbaro broke quickly from the Preakness starting gate in an effort to win the second leg of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred racing.

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