Animal: Seabiscuit

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Animal: Seabiscuit Gender: N/A
born on 23 May 1933
Place Paris, Kentucky, 38n13, 84w15
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Taglilatelo
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American racehorse, whose life story was featured in the best-selling, "Seabiscuit" by Laura Hillenbrand and made into a wildly successful movie of the same name in 2003. The horse became a legend in the 1930s depression era and his inspirational story gave many people hope during that difficult time.

In 1936 Charles and Marcella Howard bought the ill-tempered, lazy horse with a losing track record and, under the guidance and training of astute Tom Smith, a professional horse trainer, the horse went on to capture the attention of a nation. Later that year Seabiscuit began to enjoy racing and won his first major race. He was ridden by Red Pollard, an out of work jockey who found the Howards, In 1937, he lost his first Santa Anita race by a nose. The years ahead were rocky, with jockey injuries, losses and great wins, and, finally on November 1, 1938, the long-awaited, often cancelled match between Seabiscuit and his arch rival War Admiral, a Triple Crown winner, was staged and Seabiscuit won the race by four lengths, setting a new Pimlico record.

On March 2, 1940, he won the Santa Anita race and was retired on April 10 that year. The award-winning Seabiscuit died on the Howards' ranch in California on May 17, 1947. He was posthumously inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame in 1958.

Source Notes

Jeremy Sherman of the Racing Museum provides data with the note: "Seabiscuit was foaled on May 23, 1933 on Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky. He died on the Howards' ranch in California on May 17, 1947. Unfortunately none of our records give the time of day Seabiscuit was foaled." PBS website gives same day in 1934.


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