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The famous photo of the 1933 Derby finish shows the jockeys fighting it out as BROKERS TIP (blinkers) and HEAD PLAY come to the finish.

The famous photo of the 1933 Derby finish shows the jockeys fighting it out as BROKERS TIP (blinkers) and HEAD PLAY come to the finish.

Horse Seabiscuit and Pumpkin

Horse Seabiscuit and Pumpkin He never "behaved" himself, until they got him "Pumpkin".his pretty much constant companion.

1915 Kentucky Derby winner, Regret (a filly)...there is no better name for a female, of any species

Regret is most famously known for being the first filly to win the Kentucky Derby . Regret was born in 1912 and won the 1915 edition of the Kentucky Derby - She raced 11 times and won 9 of those races with finishing in only one

Phar Lap

Phar Lap and Billy Elliott, New Zealand-bred Phar Lap (which means…

The beloved but overshadowed Riva Ridge, who some say was responsible for saving the Meadow and perhaps facilitating Secretariat's legendary career, the unassuming bay stallion was quite an excellent racehorse in his own right. He won the Kentucky Derby & Belmont Stakes, and might've captured the TC if it weren't for a sloppy track at Pimlico that day. He set 4 track & 1 world record, raced 30 times, won 12 stakes races & amassed over 1 million in earnings. He was said to be the barn…

Riva Ridge- 1972 Kentucky Derby and Belmont winner! Owned by Penny Chenery Secretariats breeder and owner.

Genuine Risk (1977-2008) Won the 1980 Kentucky Derby & was the 1st filly to ever finish in the money in all three U.S. Triple Crown races. Genuine Risk was only the 2nd filly to win the Kentucky Derby. The 1st was Regret, winning the 1915 Derby 65 years earlier. Since then, Winning Colors won in 1988. Genuine Risk also raced in the Preakness Stakes & the Belmont Stakes, placing 2nd in both of them; the only other filly to compete in all of the triple crown legs was Winning Colors

Genuine Risk Winner of the 1980 Kentucky Derby. She was the second filly to win the Derby and is the only femle to date to place in all three Triple Crown races - she came in in both the Preakness and Belmont Stakes!

(1975-2001) Affirmed, the eleventh and most recent winner of the Triple Crown. Affirmed was also known for his famous rivalry with Alydar, whom he met ten times, including in all three Triple Crown races and where Alydar became the first racehorse to finish second in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes.

His trainer, Laz Barrera, once said: "Affirmed is greater than Secretariat, or any Triple Crown winner, because only Affirmed had to face Alydar.

Snowman, a plow horse who was rescued from an auction for 80 dollars,  went on to become a famous showjumper, and was eventually inducted into the showjumping hall of fame!

An Unbeatable Lesson via Elizabeth Letts' The Eighty-Dollar Champion

Snowman, a plow horse who was rescued from an auction for 80 dollars, went on to become a famous show jumper, and was eventually inducted into the showjumping hall of fame! The Eighty Dollar Champion is an amazing book!

'Disputed 1933 KY Derby came to a 'fighting finish' between jockeys' via @kyforward

'Disputed 1933 KY Derby came to a 'fighting finish' between jockeys

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