Long-Awaited Pictures



Blood-Horse photographer Louise Reinagel recently
headed out to Stephens Thoroughbreds to photograph Nicanor.
What a handsome boy!

Nicanor gallops at Stephens Thoroughbreds under Gabriel DeJesus 

After a drink in the shedrow

Leaving the track accompanied by John Stephens

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horsesinky

Oh he is beautiful!

13 Apr 2008 7:53 PM
berb

thank you!!

13 Apr 2008 8:05 PM
SylverSky

Oh, yes, have we been waiting for these!  Thank you x 1,000.  He looks so fine - and so much like his big brother that it gives me chills.  WOW!

13 Apr 2008 8:10 PM
smartysgal

What a looker he is.  Can't wait for Nic to be handed over to Michael Matz!  Thanks so much for the pics!

13 Apr 2008 8:20 PM
elizabeth

Wow! He is so much like Barbaro. Absolutely beautiful boy. Thank God for him.

13 Apr 2008 8:38 PM
MJ

THANK YOU!!!

He is gorgeous.

13 Apr 2008 8:43 PM
Hannah

He looks so much like Barbaro it breaks my heart, especially with all that navy blue in the last picture..

13 Apr 2008 8:44 PM
ILVSLEW

WOW...he is very good look, handsome, and lovely colt! He is almost look like his older brother, Barbaro...very nice pictures! Thanks! :) Can't wait him to get his first race this year, and I bet he will be next Barbaro...GOOD LUCK Nicanor!

13 Apr 2008 8:45 PM
karen4horses

WOW  He is Gorgeous ! and he is all dressed up and with a rider...ready to run.....

13 Apr 2008 9:00 PM
Natalie

Thanks, what a treat!

13 Apr 2008 9:03 PM
BIG RED

He is GORGEOUS!!!

His heart shaped star is just

like Barbaro's!!!  He is truly

BEAUTIFUL!!!

13 Apr 2008 9:12 PM
Teezeeone

What a fine looking two year old. Let's hope he has a long and great career and is every bit as good a racehorse as his big brother Barbaro. May he always be safe and healthy.

13 Apr 2008 9:34 PM
JMcRae

WOW he looks like his big bro!!!  He's just beautiful.  Can't wait to see him run!!!!!!!!!

13 Apr 2008 9:42 PM
Otherlyn

What a beautiful boy!

Hims haves hims big brudder's little pouty bottom lip.

Also, the face markings...Is it my imagination or does he really sport BARBARO's  tornado-heart star on his forehead, and LOST IN THE FOG's off-center nose stripe.

Look at those big strong legs!

God bless and keep Dear Nicanor safe.

13 Apr 2008 9:58 PM
FWeldon

AWESOME! It's hard to believe he's all grown up now! Thanks for the wonderful pictures!

13 Apr 2008 10:24 PM
Tracy

He is so handsome!Thank you it does lift the spirts to see these beautiful pictures.

13 Apr 2008 10:26 PM
Jim

Thanks for the pics. Just what we have been waiting for.

13 Apr 2008 10:36 PM
BobbieB.

The Lord bless and keep you, Nicanor, and may you have the heart and fire of your big brother.

13 Apr 2008 10:46 PM
chelz

completely stunning.

i love these pictures! thank you!!

13 Apr 2008 10:47 PM
Barbaro's Forever Friend in CA

Awww, bless his Horsey-Heart..he's just a 'baby'!! :)

After a drink in the shed-row..he looks, to me, anyway...just like his big bro!

Be safe Nicanor...Sweet Boy!

13 Apr 2008 11:01 PM
ctgreyhound

What a wonderful site!  He's a beauty!  Hope he's got attitude to go with it.  All eyes will truly be on Nicanor.

13 Apr 2008 11:10 PM
Catherine

He's looking fantastic! I thought he was going to be a dark bay/brown, but he's turned into a beautiful bright bay!

13 Apr 2008 11:20 PM
normajean81258

Unbelievable. I have Nicanor on the monitor, turn my head to the pic of Barbaro, back again: my Lord, we are blessed! This guy will have his own personality and we know that, but a carbon copy of his Bro he is. There is no denying it. I am so looking forward to seeing him run. Thanks so much for the pics!!

Norma Jean

13 Apr 2008 11:30 PM
Eye of a champ

Its true, he has the same look as barbaro had. I hope and pray he will make his brother proud! Carry on the legacy beautiful boy!

13 Apr 2008 11:49 PM
Cheryl

Hoofprints on the track; he follows his brothers hoofprints in to the future!!

14 Apr 2008 12:24 AM
Stephanie

Oh My !!! What a beautiful face and a solid body, good looking form. I cant thank you enough,

14 Apr 2008 1:00 AM
Bellwether

thanks for the pics...Pretty Boy Too!!!

14 Apr 2008 1:22 AM
Doz

Absolutely beautiful.  May he always stay healthy and race well.

14 Apr 2008 2:38 AM
Lexi

Wow!!! what a beautiful brother of Barbaro. Hope Nicanor is as good as him or even better and hope he stays safe.

14 Apr 2008 6:37 AM
tbpartnerperson43

It's nice to see this colt is in the hands of  real horsemen.... good flesh...groomed to a tee... in a bridle that actually fits and even has keepers on the full-cheek.  It's almost a shock.  Best of luck to this colt and his connections.

14 Apr 2008 8:24 AM
Joan Canan

Nicanor is absolutely stunning!!Can't wait to see him at Fair Hill. He looks like a real winner. Best of luck to you, brother of Barbaro!!!!

14 Apr 2008 9:25 AM
Ida

What a beautiful boy! Just like Barbaro especially in the shedrow picture. Let's all pray that he will always be safe and never have a moment of pain in his life.

14 Apr 2008 10:02 AM
sandie h

our darling, you stand like a PRINCE, what a treasure for us horsey lovers to see such beauty. god bless you with your own strength, the pictures are breathtaking!!

14 Apr 2008 10:32 AM
BETTY

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL COLT. CAN'T WAIT FOR HIM TO RACE HIS FIRST RACE, ALL EYES WILL BE ON HIM. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THESE PICTURES.

14 Apr 2008 10:51 AM
KMontana

What a wonderful treat on this another Monday. Nicanor is a beauty. May he race with winning colors and stay safe always.

14 Apr 2008 11:06 AM
Marilyn

OMG, he is stunning and so much like his brother.  I can't wait to see him on the track, if that's where his trail leads him.

14 Apr 2008 11:14 AM
Nancy

Very handsome! Thanks for the pictures!

14 Apr 2008 11:40 AM
Sally

Run on, Dearest Nicanor.  We will all be following your Star!!  May the racing Gods always be with you.  Thanks for the long awaited and beautiful photos.  

14 Apr 2008 12:02 PM
Kath

What a handsome guy. Oh My!!!Please stay safe

14 Apr 2008 12:04 PM
Carole

Could this be yet another "Hunk of Burning Love" for us to follow? Nicanor is very good looking and no one can not know that his brother is the famous Barbaro..we wish him well in his journey, but most of all be safe ..

14 Apr 2008 12:18 PM
kate

oh he is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

14 Apr 2008 12:26 PM
Dolores Marotta

A carbon copy of his magnificent brother--if he doesn't pan out as a race horse, give him to me.  I'll give him a good home along with all the organic carrots and apples he can eat.  

14 Apr 2008 12:26 PM
Whitney

WOW and wow and wow!!!!!! Boy is he changing and looking so beautiful and powerful. Wow!!!

14 Apr 2008 12:26 PM
Bluegrass fan

Just like Barbaro! What a beautiful horse!Go Nicanor!

14 Apr 2008 12:30 PM
Kimberly

Thank you so much of letting us see our boy as he's growing up.

14 Apr 2008 12:35 PM
Barbara

So glad to see the pictures!

He is so handsome, like his brother! You're my Derby favorite already, Nicanor..I hope Edgar will be your jockey. We are all rooting for you!

14 Apr 2008 12:47 PM
Darcy

"Thank you, Thank you!"  What a

beautiful boy.  Health & Happiness

Always!  Wow!

14 Apr 2008 1:47 PM
Judi

Oh my - he is such a handsome boy!!! But can I be selfish and just wish they'd retire him right now so we'd have him around for a long, long time? We all know he's awesome -- goes without saying! Lots of hugz & horsie kisses to you, Nicanor!!

14 Apr 2008 2:15 PM
arlene

Oh he is so beautiful and looks just like his big brother.What a change since the last photos.

14 Apr 2008 3:24 PM
Jeri

Thank you so much for the pictures of beautiful Nicanor.  

14 Apr 2008 3:34 PM
Carol

He has the looks of his big brother. What a handsome guy.

14 Apr 2008 3:36 PM
Kate

Oh, it brought tears to my eyes! My background on this computer right now is Barbaro working, and they look so much alike!

Even if he never runs, he's going to have a great career at stud! I'd breed a mare to him in a heartbeat, he looks that good!

14 Apr 2008 3:37 PM
Denise

He's absoultely gorgeous! So majestic!! Can't wait to see him race. I'm quite sure Barbaro would be proud. He will have Barbaro's wings to help him run fast. Thank you so much for the photos.

14 Apr 2008 3:45 PM
DARLA

WELL NICANOR YOU HAVE SOME BIG HORSE SHOES TO FILL. YOU CERTAINLY ARE A LOOKER. MAY GOD KEEP YOU SAFE!!

14 Apr 2008 3:50 PM
Renee

Thank you!

Nicanore is just breathtaking.The resembalance is so incredible in the drinking water shot.

Nice job Dynaformer and LaVille Rouge. Perfection again.

14 Apr 2008 4:05 PM
KATHLEEN

What a gorgeous animal!!  He has that same far away look in his eye that Barbaro had.  I have always heard that is the look of a real racehorse!!

14 Apr 2008 4:11 PM
artie

Nicanor is so handsome.  My wish for him is that he does not race as a 2 year old. Let him grow and stay strong and sound.

14 Apr 2008 4:13 PM
ChuckMD

Great looking horse! I hope he does as well as Barbaro. If not...may he stay healthy and live to sire a life-time after retirement.

14 Apr 2008 4:28 PM
wildwillyz

Nice shots of a good looking young horse - nice for a horse show - how about some head on, rear, and side confirmation shots for race horse purposes?

14 Apr 2008 4:40 PM
Meg

He is quite the bute! I bet his big brother is watching over him, keeping him safe and helping him run his best. I wouldnt be surprised if he did Barbaro proud. cant wait to see you at the races big guy!

14 Apr 2008 4:51 PM
Ann

Oh, what a beauty.  I hope Nicanor has the temperment of Barbaro.

14 Apr 2008 5:14 PM
Cheryl G

He's beautiful, he looks awesome!! Just don't tell him too soon that he has some VERY BIG shoes to follow!!  :>)

14 Apr 2008 6:09 PM
Marilyn

what a stunning creature; if he knew how muchthe racing world is anticipating his first race, he might wither under the pressure; He is a magnificent looking horse. we love you Nicanor-you have regal blood running through you

14 Apr 2008 6:51 PM
jane

HELLO BEAUTIFUL

14 Apr 2008 7:58 PM
Robyn H.

Nicanor is a beautiful colt.  Thanks for sharing these lovely photos.  May he be blessed with a long & healthy life.

14 Apr 2008 8:10 PM
Abbey

Good Luck beautiful Nicanor.  May you have a long & happy life.

14 Apr 2008 8:18 PM
Bonni

He is magnificent!  How proud Barbaro is of his beautiful brother that looks so much like him.  May GOD protect him & keep him safe.

14 Apr 2008 8:27 PM
carol

Goosebumps!  Oh my...

14 Apr 2008 8:40 PM
Shirland Farm

The pictures brought a tear to my eye. He has the look of a champion.

14 Apr 2008 8:51 PM
lorene1950

Bless this beautiful young colt! May he live a long, and happy life. BRAVO NICANOR!!!!!!!!!!

14 Apr 2008 9:00 PM
Sandy

He is so beautitul-looks just like Barbaro with the heart shape on his forehead. Stay safe little one and God bless you always.  Thanks so much for the pictures!

14 Apr 2008 9:08 PM
Karen

Wow.  Tears of joy.  Run safe and strong, Nicanor.  You remind me of a horse that thrilled me to the bone, your brother.  

14 Apr 2008 9:47 PM
Dee

Nicanor Is So Very Beautiful. He Looks A Lot Like Barbaro. Nicanor

Is An Angel Of Hope.

14 Apr 2008 10:02 PM
Donna

He is so noble... already!! He has the same heart shape star like his Big Brother Barbaro.  God bless him.  Thanks for sharing!!

14 Apr 2008 10:33 PM
marygran

What a handsome boy Nicanor has turned out to be.  So much like Barbaro, but still unique.  Whatever path he chooses, I wish him health and long and happy life.

14 Apr 2008 11:44 PM
Cheryl Jones

What wonderful pictures. It would be so awesome to see him fly.   He's beautiful and has amazing form.  Can't wait to see him run.  Thank you very much for the great photos!

14 Apr 2008 11:49 PM
Linda

Oh, my, he does have the look, doesn't he.  That faraway look drinking water looks so much like Barbaro.  What lucky people the Jacksons are!!

14 Apr 2008 11:51 PM
Lou

WOW! What a beautiful horse you have grown to be. Be your own person (so to speak) and just be what you want to be. Althought Barbaro was your brother, you need to be yourself. We all loved your brother and we love you to. Please have a safe and healthy life. The Jackson's will take good care of you. They are great people. Thanks for the great pictures.

15 Apr 2008 12:14 AM
Lisa in Colorado

What an incredibly handsome boy. Good looks run in the family, and what a family resemblance.  Thank you so much for these pictures. Never hasna two year old had such a fan club as Nicanor has now.

Run fast, beautiful boy, and run safely always.

An FON

15 Apr 2008 12:26 AM
Shelley

My breath is taken away.  I feel like Christmas has arrived early...  I pray this boy only has sun, green grass, purple ribbons, and love in his future.  You carry our hearts with you, lovely Nicanor.

15 Apr 2008 2:27 AM
J. Carson Black

Thank you so much for the photos! He is beautiful. He looks like he's going to love his job, too.  

15 Apr 2008 7:30 AM
Pat

He is so beautiful. He DOES look like Barbaro.  Just be safe, handsom one.

15 Apr 2008 7:40 AM
Mercy

Can't argue with those genes - just gorgeous with an incredible build (like Big B had)- how I hope that lightning may have struck once again!! You've got the magic air about you, Nicanor!

15 Apr 2008 8:14 AM
jenn

The first photo took my breath away, what a gorgeous boy you are.

God Bless Nicanor, he is a gift from Barbaro.

15 Apr 2008 8:42 AM
Ridley(ChampFan06)

always stay as safe as you are gorgeous, my little man!

15 Apr 2008 9:07 AM
cathy

he is so beautiful!!!!! i cant wait to see him race! i know barbaro will be watching!!!!

15 Apr 2008 9:58 AM
Wilbur

Claire--Wow! Great photos! But wouldn't it make sense for Mr Roy or Ms Gretchen to retire this horse to become a stallion now before anything bad can happen to him? He really doesn't have to prove anything on the racetrack to become the next great sire, does he, because he has the blood of the greatest horse ever in his vains?

 

15 Apr 2008 10:21 AM
nina

A correr Nicanor!!!

Que Dios te bendiga !!!!!!!

15 Apr 2008 12:29 PM
White Camry

Well, he looks like his big bro, but can he run like him?

15 Apr 2008 12:38 PM
Chris

Thank you for these long awaited pictures.  Nicanor is a true champion.  A Triple Crown Winner for sure!!!  

15 Apr 2008 6:24 PM
Cassidy

Thank you tons for the beautiful pictures!!  Cried tears of joy...what a gorgeous boy...so handsome just like his big brother.

15 Apr 2008 7:36 PM
Natalie

The Dynaformer/La Ville Rouge brothers are all such happy looking horses.

15 Apr 2008 9:14 PM
Jennifer

He's a beauty! Thanks so much for the pictures!

15 Apr 2008 10:07 PM
Devin

Barbaro.jpg

Nicanor_drinking_LER.jpg

they look so alike, it's incredible!

15 Apr 2008 10:15 PM
Skippen My Design

Thank you so much !

16 Apr 2008 9:47 AM
Purple Raven

They have made these photos available for purchase at The Blood-Horse Photo Store.  Search for Nicanor.

16 Apr 2008 11:25 AM
Dressage and Eventer

Oh my gosh. I would KILL to have a horse like this- those eyes, that face, that conformation....swoon

16 Apr 2008 3:30 PM
Laura

May you live a long, healthy, & happy life beautiful Nicanor-you are certainly a gift from God!!

16 Apr 2008 4:13 PM
Anja

What a beautiful boy!! Thank you for the photos. Hope lives on in Nicanor.

16 Apr 2008 5:30 PM
CURLINFAN

Nicanor is gorgeous! I feel so glad that we have a full brother to our Beloved Barbaro. No matter what his career ends up to be I only want him to be healthy, happy and loved. Good Luck Sweet Boy!!

16 Apr 2008 6:54 PM
Rocky Top Girl

Thanks so much!  We've had Nicanor in our hearts and prayers for so long.  

16 Apr 2008 8:21 PM
Cello/Sharon

He is a beauty!  I can see attitude in this boy -- look at that profile -- I see Dynaformer!  This sire and dam seem to be always a winning combination.  Nicanor, we love you because we loved your brother so, but you are your own horse and we also love you for your own self. May God always keep you safe.

16 Apr 2008 8:29 PM
Dot 97

He is beautiful.  But let's all try to remember that he is NOT Barbaro.  We all love and miss Barbaro very much, but let this colt stand on his own merits.

Please.

16 Apr 2008 8:38 PM
horseracingfans.net

Very exciting to see Nicanor becoming a racehorse. It looks like he could be really stunning by the ned of the year.

17 Apr 2008 2:51 AM
cnovak

Just letting everyone know the pictures of Nicanor are available on Pictopia!

pictopia.com/.../bloodhorse

17 Apr 2008 4:00 PM
grandeFan

The Dynaformer/LVR cross looks to be a continued success in producing outstanding physical and mental conformation. With the same first class owners/trainer team, I look forward to watching these siblings develop into all we hope they can be. Thanks!

17 Apr 2008 11:15 PM
ezzy

They don't come better than this hope he's as good or better than Barbaro on the racetrack. Godspeed!

18 Apr 2008 5:33 AM
Sarcastle

He is beautiful...gave me chills; he reminds me of Barbarao

18 Apr 2008 11:34 AM
Nick Klar

Blessed be Nicanor! May he stride

successfully whereever he is entered. I'm sure Barbaro would be pleased to see his brother has the

the chance to live up to the legacy where he left off. My fondest wish is to see him race.

18 Apr 2008 4:12 PM
nan 62

He is awesome!I wish you the very best Nicanor your brother would be proud.

18 Apr 2008 7:32 PM
T.C Baroness

He is absolutely gorgeous and I hope that he will amount to Barbaro.

18 Apr 2008 8:50 PM
Alyssa

Happy Birthday, Nicanor!

19 Apr 2008 10:06 AM
Old Gray Mare

" Long may you run "

19 Apr 2008 7:06 PM
KMustang

Wow.....what a stunner.  The resemblance to Barbaro is startling--even his forehead marking is almost identical.  Got the legs and butt of a Quarterhorse--looks like he can run on anything, and if Nic runs as good as he looks, he will win the Triple Crown!

20 Apr 2008 12:34 AM
Amber Ivy

You know, I can't agree. Sure, there's a general familial resemblence -- his star, for one. But his body seems longer, legs not quite as long, he's more...feline than Barbaro. His face is shaped differently. Convex, not concave. Longer.

All the same? He is a GORGEOUS horse. And oh...he does have the same look in his eyes. Distant. Noble. Looks like a Thoroughbred should. Knows he's good. That above all else, all family ties, gives me hope for this handsome boy. Sure, he could flop as badly as The Green Monkey and he'd STILL be adored, but I'd love it if he could run. Would be thrilling to see.

20 Apr 2008 2:50 AM
Rickanor

We can dream about it now and the ending we hope for could make the grandest story of racing. Close your eyes and see the spires next May, Nic walks out and sees 'em. His brother whispers from above....The race will be over soon.....but the roar of the fans will be heard everywhere.....and our sad story won't be sad any longer!

20 Apr 2008 6:03 PM
Lisa in Colorado

I have so enjoyed these pictures. What a beautiful, handsome boy who shows an interesting mix of attitude and old soul

21 Apr 2008 10:55 PM
sandy/jim

Bless you Nicanor,you have big shoes to fill,you are so beautiful and so loved by us all!Be safe, we love you! You are so special just like your big brother was to everyone!

22 Apr 2008 9:29 PM
Bernadette FOB

Nicanor looks like a reincarnation of his older brother, with the same white star splashed on his forehead.  I wish him a long, healthy and successful racing career.  Thanks for the photos.

22 Apr 2008 10:56 PM
marge

hello young prince you are beautiful and look a lot like your brother thanks for the pics

23 Apr 2008 11:03 AM
MarePony

What a sweet, sweet horse.  All of America's Prayers are with him for God to keep him, and protect him, that we may all enjoy watching the beauty of His creation doing what he was bred to do next year, and many years following.  He has that innocent simplicity of his big brother.  God Bless all of his days.

23 Apr 2008 2:55 PM
Kathy

Good Luck Nicanor. You are simply gorgeous. I fell in love with your brother Barbaro when he won the Kentucky Derby and Barbaro has stayed in the inner reaches of my heart ever since then.

23 Apr 2008 6:00 PM
THERESE

Dear Nicanor, saw your brother win the Derby undefeated. He was on his way to the Triple Crown and then our hearts were crushed. You are a gorgeous guy. God keep Nicanor safe and healthy not just for racing but to live out his life. Handsome.

23 Apr 2008 7:28 PM
Jennifer

it scary how he looks so much like barbaro....  lentenor looks so much different than his two older brothers.

23 Apr 2008 11:38 PM
Linda

Dear God !!!  HOW BEAUTIFUL !!!

Gretchen, you have another wonder.

25 Apr 2008 7:01 PM
Linda

Spectacular Beauty.

Muscle, grace and beauty.

25 Apr 2008 7:31 PM
yeager055

It's a shame Nicanor is going to be under so much expectation because of Barbaro. I hope he lives up to it. Also Nicanor doesn't look like Barbaro,he resembles him, but if u look at Lentenor closely you will see Barbaro.Prodo says Lentenor is Barbaro reancarnated, says he is just like him...I hope one of them is our next tripple crown winner..

26 Apr 2008 1:01 AM
Kristy

A Large Thank You for sharing this Beautiful Boy with the world. We all miss Barbaro dearly,but its great to see his brother who has grown up to be absoultely beautiful.

26 Apr 2008 8:32 PM
Mrs. Malcolm Darcy

Oh, goodness he is handsome and big! I hope he is smart, fast, and sound.

Aren't there anymore????

27 Apr 2008 11:14 PM
Phyllis

God Bless him and I wish him a successful career than a long, successful retirement.

29 Apr 2008 9:31 PM
Ms. Sharman Woll

I promised myself, I would not get as attached again, but when I saw those pictures........he just took my breath away!!! And I got  GOOSEBUMPS and my Heart Started Pounding!!!! Nicanor is absolutely GORGEOUS.  And he has "THAT LOOK!!"

I will PRAY for him each day, and for everyone involved with him. And I know his owners will want to give him the chance, to prove himself, let him stand on his own four feet. And somewhere deep in my heart - I think there is probably more than one trophy in his future!!!  Maybe three!!!  :) GOD SPEED Nicanor, fly like the wind. With these pictures, YOU have just STOLEN MY HEART.....GOD BLESS YOU NICANOR, and Roy & Gretchen, and Michael and the entire staff..........God Speed.  This colt - HAS THE RIGHT STUFF GUYS!!!!

30 Apr 2008 11:04 AM
Renee

God does great work dosen't he!

WOW!

01 May 2008 10:00 AM
Tom Roberts

Dear Nicanor,

My friend I have been checking you out since I found out Barbaro had a brother.I collect everything I can on Barbaro since I feel like I lost a friend.(this comes from breaking my apples in 1/2,Barbaro would understand.)I have been waiting to see you in the Derby since your birth.I havent talked to Gretchen for awhile but she is a great person that loves her horses and she will make sure everything goes well.

02 May 2008 11:40 PM
britwit

I hope that Roy & Gretchen know, from all these heartfelt comments, how much we all loved Barbaro, and wished him well with our every breath in those final months.  He was that rarest of things -- an athlete with a sweet temperament, majestic beauty, and giving heart.  In Nicanor, namesake of countless great figures, may we all find reason to rejoice again, and celebrate Barbaro's greatness.  Y recuerdos mejores al Senor Prado, su buen amigo...que le vaya bien, por siempre.

03 May 2008 3:53 PM
Donna Ridgway

I've totally enjoyed the photos, thanks for posting them.

04 May 2008 11:02 AM
HorseFan

Nicanor definitely resembles his mother in looks, as did Barbaro...the newest member of the family Lentenor looks more like Dynaformer.  

Should be interesting to see how each colt does on the track. Obviously the cross of LVR and Dynaformer is a excellent one.

Thank you for sharing Nicanor with us all.

05 May 2008 7:18 AM
Daffodil

He is heartstoppingly beautiful and I have fallen in love again.  How can one not?? Little Lentenor is also.

God is good.

05 May 2008 11:15 PM
Equichick

Looking at what i have seen of BOTH brothers to barbaro, They are GREAT colts and both perspectively should do well on their own. That given, All 3 ( barbaro, nic and lent) have triple crown winners ( yes more than 1 ) in thier bloodlines. Im sure Nic Will be a fine racehorse in the year coming up, However he will NEVER be another Babaro. Barbaro is not replacable, therefore Nic will have some BIG horseshoes to fill as will Lent when he gts bigger.

Looking At Nicanor's Yearling Photo it seemed he was as big and broad as Barbaro was at 3. He may very well be Greater than his brother, then again, he may not turn out to be as great.Only time and training will tell. Good luck Nicanor, you're a fine looking colt.

08 May 2008 3:56 AM
Maggie

Nicanor, you're so handsome.  Good luck.  May the Horse Racing God keep you safe and healthy.

08 May 2008 4:39 PM
olejr

As they say

"when you care enough to send the very best"/

he looks like a winner to me

08 May 2008 6:49 PM
irishmaiden78

He looks so much like his bother and so many peoples hopes, dream and asperations are going along with him... I wish him luck in his training and the good long healthy life that his brother was so sadly denied. I can't wait to follow him on his career path and I hope he makes us all proud. In fact, I know he will because there is no way he can disappoint us. He's Barbaro's brother.

08 May 2008 8:24 PM
MVH

Little Lentenor is not so little anymore!  He is a strapping,  yearling now and no longer fuzzy.

The Mill Ridge website has a video of Lentenor that shows how much he's grown and changed.  Still absolutely gorgeous, of course.  This entire family is.  May these boys have long, healthy lives.  If they also have talent, that's icing on the cake. I'd be content to just look at them standing still, they are that beautiful.  God has surely blessed this family. I still miss Barbaro, terribly though.

12 May 2008 7:41 PM
gallopgirl101

WOW!!!!!! HE IS TRUELY GOURGOUES. HE LOOKS LIKE HIS BIG KENTUCKY DERBY BROTHER BARBARO.

HE MOVES LIKE A LEAF GLISTING IN THE WIND.

30 May 2008 9:43 PM
gallopgirl101

GOD!!!!!!! HE IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!

I love him so much! i think i'm in love!:) I wish i owned him. i have two horses, a 4 year old and a 27 year old. good luck with him! i miss BARBARO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

30 May 2008 9:49 PM
Jewel

He looks so much like his big brother. Hope he has a long healthy and safe life and racing career. Hope big brother is watching him from above.

03 Jun 2008 9:56 PM
MVH

After this weekends events and the disappointment of the great Big Brown, I felt great comfort that Nicanor and Lentenor have the best connections, who truly care for them and wont exploit them.  Big Brown undoubtedly was the victim of the steroid injections (which should never have begun) being withdrawn. That and the heat (and the HYPE!)

Dutrow and company are eating a lot of crow this morning, I fear.

I read somewhere= else that they breezed Nicanor yesterday -- ahead of schedule??? A timed workout -- something like 3 furlongs in 39 seconds, I believe.  I thought they were going to do that at the end of the month.

09 Jun 2008 5:20 AM
playdrace

What an awesome sight! NICANOR will blow them away come race time. always like Barbaro, hopefully he will fill the shoe. best wishest to Nicanor,and to Roy and Gretchen. it's time to electrify the audience once more, hail Barbaro...run NICANOR run.!!!!

01 Jul 2008 12:54 AM
Mary Means (Warner Robins, GA)

All I can say is, WOW!"  What a magnificent piece of horseflesh!  He definitely has the looks--I pray that he also has the talent.  If so, the racing world will be in for a real treat.  He does have that rare look in his eyes--old timers call it "the look of eagles".  Let's hope it's indicative of what he can do on the track!  May God bless this horse and all affiliated with him.

01 Jul 2008 11:36 PM
Barbaro<3333333

WOW hes geourgous just like his brother. hope he can run like him too. i cant wailt to see him race!!!

P.s rest in peace barbaro well never forget u

28 Nov 2008 7:54 AM
Anna

Oh, how touching these comments are.  How sad you are for horse that went through pain and death for your entertainment and profit, and now you're on to the next family member.

Bravo.  

16 Dec 2008 5:18 PM
peppy95

Wow!!! he looks young...fresh to race^^ i have a 9 year old palomino peppy..miss those dayz.....

16 Dec 2008 8:35 PM
Taj

Anna,I've kept horses all my life and if a horse never raced on a track he would race the other horses in the pasture which is uneven and far more dangerous than the track. These Thoroughbred have been bred to run for almost two centuries,if a thoroughbred didn't want to run nothing could make him.  They run because they want to. These Horses are, for the most part,highly valued by all the people around it and are treated much better than a lot of pets.  

28 Dec 2008 5:07 PM
cindi

will be very excited to watch him race and will be cheering him all the way he is very beautiful

07 Feb 2009 9:57 PM
Annette

Thanks, for the pictures, Nicanor looks so much like his brother Barboro. I wish him a long healthy good life. He is very beautiful. I hope that Edgar will always be his jockey.

18 Jul 2009 2:04 PM
Billy

Thanks to Blood-Horse photos Barbaro's image adorns my wall, I hope Nicanor soon earns the privilege

18 Mar 2010 1:08 PM

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