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Phar-Lap, winning Australian racehorse in the years 1928-1932. Excellent 1983 movie of the same name shares the story of his stellar life and untimely death, and the people in it, both good and bad.

The First Kentucky Derby May 17, 1875 On May 17, 1875, the horse, Aristides, and his rider, Oliver Lewis, an African-American jocky, crossed the finish line ahead of the rest of the field at the first ever Kentucky Derby. In fact in the first Kentucky Derby in 1875, 13 out of 15 jockeys were black. Among the first 28 derby winners, 15 were black. African American jockeys excelled in the sport in the late 1800s. But by 1921, they had disappeared from the Kentucky track and would not…

from The Campfire Chronicle by Stargazer Mercantile

Man o’ War: The Most Famous Horse That Never Ran In The Kentucky Derby

MAN O' WAR: The most famous horse to NEVER run the Kentucky Derby! READ OUR BLOG POST: Learn a bit about what made him so special, and see a wonderful video documentary about him. . .CLICK HERE:

SI - May 7, 1956 Often the betting favorite, Needles impressively won the 1956 Kentucky Derby by coming from 16th place in a field of 17 to make up 24 lengths and win going away with a powerful stretch drive. His victory marked the first time a Florida-bred horse won America’s most prestigious horse race. In the Preakness Stakes, Needles finished second to the Calumet Farm colt and son of Citation, Fabius, then a few weeks later, took the grueling 1½-mile Belmont Stakes and earned another


Dan Patch Horse Harness Racing Fine Art Print

Features: Fine art giclee print on heavy archival paper Unique vintage design Archival quality ink to last a lifetime Made in the USA SHIPS IN DAYS