War Admiral stumbled at the start of the Belmont Stakes, and tore off a piece of his front hoof. Despite this, he won by 3 lengths, and set a new track record of a fifth faster than his sire, Man o'War. Now THAT'S an athlete.
Belmont Stakes Racing Legends June Featuring the 2003 contender, Funny Cide. Also pictured, Sir Barton Gallant Fox Omaha War Admiral Whirlaway Count Fleet Assault Citation Secretariat Seattle Slew Affirmed 1978