Secretariat at the Belmont is one of equine photographer Tony Leonard’s most well-known photos. It was his wife Adelle’s idea to airbrush the groom out of the photo. Mr. Leonard passed away on July 14, 2012. Big Red died in 1989.

Secretariat at the Belmont is one of equine photographer Tony Leonard’s most well-known photos. It was his wife Adelle’s idea to airbrush the groom out of the photo. Leonard passed away on July Big Red died in Love this horse--and the movie.

1949-1974 Snowman an older grey plow horse, was rescued off of a slaughter bound trailer by Harry DeLeyer and was instantly recognized as the most bombproof, kindest, and sweetest beginner horse DeLeyer, a life long horse lover/rider/trainer, had ever seen. Little did he know, Snowman would go on to be an unexpected jumping champion who would go on to win the National Horse Show against million dollar horses, imported from around the world.

Snowman, an older grey plow horse, was rescued off a slaughter bound trailer by Harry DeLeyer, a life-long horse lover/rider/trainer. He instantly recognized Snowman to be one of the kindest and sweetest beginner horses he had ever seen.

The magnificent Secretariat! Greatest horse ever!

Secretariat the American Thoroughbred racehorse, in 1973 became the first U. Triple Crown champion in 25 years, setting race records in all three events in the Series—the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and the Belmont.

Man O' War 3/29/17 - 11/1/47 Sire of 1937 Triple Crown winner, War Admiral and grandsire of Seabiscuit. Man o' War rescued American horseracing in the 1920s, despite competing for just two years. Following his death, he was voted the greatest thoroughbred of the first half of the 20th Century. Following his brilliant 1919 debut, Man o' War won three stakes races in 17 days, and when he retired 16 months later, he was a national hero. Man o' War won 20 of his 21 races.

“Man O’ War - Sire of 1937 Triple Crown winner, War Admiral and grandsire of Seabiscuit. Man o’ War rescued American horseracing in the despite competing for just two years.

Anyone not know Snowman's story? An Amish country, PA, plowhorse was on a van to the slaughterhouse after failing to sell at a cheap horse auction. Harry de Leyer, there to pick up a hack for student lessons, arrived late; missing the sale. Noticing the 8 year old gray, Harry bought him for $80. Snowman was a lesson horse until Harry saw he could jump and started training. Two years from a plow - and death - Snowman was in Madison Square Garden and won the 1958 open show jumping Triple…

Snowman - the National Champion former plowhorse, rescued off a slaughter bound truck.

Wow! Look at that stride! Pioneer of the Nile, sire of American Pharaoh.

Look at that stride! Pioneer of the Nile, sire of 2015 Triple Crown champ American Pharoah.

My Favorite of them All - Big Red -Secretariat was the most amazing race horse to ever live

Secretariat (March 1970 – October was an American Thoroughbred racehorse, that in 1973 became the first U. Triple Crown champion in 25 years, setting new race records in two of the three events in the Series—the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes

This Is What It Would Look Like If American Pharoah Raced Secretariat

This Is What It Would Look Like If American Pharoah Raced Secretariat

This Is What It Would Look Like If American Pharoah Raced Secretariat. Watch the video! I knew Secretariat was the greatest Triple Crown winner I've ever seen!

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