Secretariat. triple crown winner 1973. I was 10 and wanted to be a jockey when I grew up. The summer I grew 2 inches (on my way to ending up 5'9") I cried because I would have to find something else to do as a career.
Man O' War. The "mostest hoss" and the one by which all others are measured. Big Red is ranked No. 1 in greatest thoroughbred racehorses of all time. Winner of 20 of 21 races and known as a "sire of sires", two of his sons, Clyde Van Dusen and War Admiral, won the Triple Crown.
Ben Brush | Winner of the 22nd Kentucky Derby | 1896 | Jockey: Willie Simms | 8-Horse Field | $4,850 prize --- **This is the first running of the Derby at its current distance of 1.25 miles. This is also the first Derby that included a blanket of roses.
Probably the most famous photo of the legendary racehorse Seabiscuit, beating "the fastest horse in the world" War Admiral at Pimlico, November 1st, 1938. Both horse and jockey George Woolf gaze right into the camera while all else is a blur. I love this photo.