California Chrome Was Flashy From the Start
From the time he was a foal at Harris Farms in California's Central Valley, California Chrome made sure people noticed him. With his flashy markings, the chestnut colt was easy to spot, but he seemed to seek out attention.
Native Dancer (March 27, 1950 - November 16, 1967), nicknamed the Grey Ghost, was one of the most celebrated and accomplished Thoroughbred racehorses in history and was the first horse made famous through the medium of television. As a two-year-old, he was undefeated in his nine starts for earnings of $230,495, a record for a two-year-old. During his three years of racing, he won 21 of 22 starts.
Horse racing Canada: Northern Dancer gets full museum treatment
Northern Dancer gets the full museum treatment: On Friday, the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau is announcing that it’s taking into its permanent collection the Windfields Farm ...
Seattle Slew Year: 1977 The American Thoroughbread race horse ,owned by a couple from White Swan, WA, won the United States Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in 1977. Named for the the sloughs which loggers once used to transport heavy logs through Seattle, the horse would continue to be one of the most famous race horses to come from Seattle. #Seattle Slew #race horses
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Nijinsky II, son of Northern Dancer, won the English Triple Crown in 1970 with Lester Piggott riding. Though born in Canada, he earned his fame in Europe and became a prolific stallion to solidify his reputation as one of the greatest thoroughbreds ever. In 1970, a film was made on his life, "A Horse Called Nijinsky." He died at age 25 in 1992.
John Henry: Twice Horse of the Year
This biography of two time Horse of the Year John Henry is part of the Unofficial Thoroughbred Hall of Fame. Horse racing fans, students of pedigree, and history buffs will enjoy this website, which includes the biographies of many great thoroughbreds, as well as information on Eclipse Awards, Horse of the Year, Classic winners, and Hall of Fame members. Also has an extensive database.