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Who Shot Thebarman makes leap from Cup darling to showjumper

Who Shot Thebarman, now a showjumper runs in a field at the Living Legends farm © Justin McManus/The Age

Who Shot Thebarman, now a showjumper runs in a field at the Living Legends farm

© Justin McManus/The Age

 

By Anthony Colangelo

Who Shot Thebarman was a beloved galloper across five Melbourne Cups, a cult bolter that attracted fans to the track on his own, many adorned in his signature orange and white silk colours.

Also known as "Barry", his best finish in the cup was third in 2014 behind Red Cadeaux and winner Protectionist. Now, far from Flemington's packed gallery, the bay gelding has turned his focus to showjumping.

Barry is one example of how horses can remain active and useful after racing, with thoroughbread welfare post-retirement dominating headlines this Spring Carnival.

Four-time Melbourne Cup runner Precedence is a dressage star, some horses join the police force, while out at the Living Legends farm in Greenvale – where Who Shot Thebarman is based – other famous racers are used to help train vet students and horse handlers of the future...

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