Red Pollard. . . a person who did not allow his physical limitations to prevent his triumphant success as the jockey of the famed racing champion Seabiscuit. At 5' 7" he was too big to be a jockey. . .blind in one eye, he should have never been allowed to ride on any race track. . .and despite crippling compound fractures, he continued to ride. . .and win!
Seabiscuit (1933 Claiborne Farm, Paris, Kentucky - retired Ridgewood Ranch, California - 1947 buried Willits Ranch, California. 1938 Match Race with War Admiral - Seabiscuit won by 4 lengths - Seabiscuit 's sire Hard Tack - Hard Tack's sire is Man o' War and so is War Admiral's. Seabiscuit's Dam: Swing On - Seabiscuit is grandson of Man O' War. Hall of Fame 1958
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.
Seabiscuit - descendant of Man O' War - confirmation was less than perfect - used as a training horse to help Granville learn to win races - but he overcame the odds because Seabiscuit had the heart of a champion
Seabiscuit, War Admiral Racing to the Finish - 1938. In the greatest match race in history, Seabiscuit, on the inside and ridden by George Woolf, tears away from War Admiral, ridden by Charlie Kurtsinger. Seabiscuit finished four lengths ahead of the Admiral in Baltimore on Nov. 1, 1938.