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Barbaro's unflappable trainer is in for one wild ride

Updated: May 6, 2006, 10:31 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Michael Matz emerged from the Churchill Downs grandstand and walked onto the Kentucky dirt his colt, Barbaro, had just scorched. Around him the tumult of the event still reverberated, but Matz looked like a man walking into church, not the Kentucky Derby winner's circle.

"I knew Michael when he was poor, when he was just a kid that liked horses. His success comes from an incredible work ethic and an uncompromising quality to everything he does." -- Billy Glass, friend ...

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