Horses- Hindoo, Regret, & Citation
Man o’ War was a famous American racehorse in Kentucky.
In 2 seasons he won 20 out of 21 races and set 5 track records for speed. He
also won the U.S. Triple Crown in 1920, but he never raced in the Kentucky
Derby. Man o’ War was owned by Samuel D. Riddle and was so popular that he was
treated like a human. The horse’s birthdays were celebrated with parties and
broadcasted on the radio. Unfortunately, Man o’ War died in 1947 and had his
own funeral. More than 200,000 people came. His body was the first horses’ body
to be preserved and buried fully in its original state. Man o War’s grave was moved from Faraway
Farm to the Kentucky Horse
horse you should know about is Exterminator. His name may sound a little funny
but he got it because his owner thought that he would “kill” the competition.
Exterminator raced for 8 seasons. He competed in 100 races but only won 50- 34
were stakes races. He raced in 3 different countries- Canada,
Mexico, and of
course, the United States.
Henry McDaniel bought Exterminator for, get this, $9,000 after his horse, Sun
Briar, could not race as well.
there is Secretariat. He is a chestnut colt with a barrel chest, perfect legs,
and a star on his forehead. Secretariat learned about racing at an early age
and it paid off. One year-end tally showed a result of nine starts, seven wins,
$456,404 (talk about paying off!), and he also won the honor of being the third
two-year-old horse to become Horse of the Year.
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