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The National Turf Writers Association's Charitable Foundation has pledged $1,000 toward the Barbaro Gift Fund set up by the University of Pennsylvania and named in honor of Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, whose racing career ended when he fractured a leg in the Preakness. Donations to the Barbaro Gift Fund are used to support general patient care at and expansion of the George D. Widener Large Animal Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center.