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The incomparable Gem Twist. I was lucky enough to see him in person many times. A great horse!

Alydar, the rival of 1978 Triple Crown winner Affirmed, is led off the horse van at Saratoga on July 29, 1978. Alydar would beat Affirmed in the Travers Stakes, but got the win via disqualification. (Times Union Archives)

With a name like Man O’ War, you have to be a horse racing champion. This infographic from a horse breeding farm in California gives you the stats from some of the sport’s top winners. Original source: www.thoroughbreds...

Sunday Silence & Easy Goer. I love this picture. The passion in each horses body is amazing

Sunday Silence & Easy goer in the '89 Preakness—if you saw this and weren't jumping up and down screaming, you're not alive. I'll NEVER forget this race!

Secretariat the Champion. In my opinion this was the greatest athlete to ever live.

  • Patricia Hennelly

    That should have been who can blame THEM?

  • Patricia Hennelly


  • lulu d

    Big Red is the greatest horse ever. I still get goosebumps when I watch his Belmont win!

  • Patricia Hennelly

    I agree, I have never seen another come close.

  • lulu d

    There isn't another horse race like Big Red's Belmont and I doubt there ever will be.

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Milton and John Whitaker - One of my all-time favourite riders and just loved this horse.

I just love this picture of Snowman and all his ribbons. From plow horse to show jumping superstar!

A P Indy - champion racehorse and sire - Son of Seattle Slew & Grandson of Secretariat

Star NZ-bred Australian champion, So You Think - First season at stud, 2012 ♥