Hiya! This is a studio for discussing famous horses!
Most of these horses have died from accidents and not old age, so most stories are sad.
OK! I know! I haven't got EVERY SINGLE HORSE IN HERE
Please read these horse's mini-stories!
80 Dollar Champion, Snowman:
A rags to riches story, bought by Harry de Leyer at an auction for $80. Harry was looking for a quiet, gentle lesson horse. The gray plow horse was a "reject" and he was going to be loaded into a van bound for the slaughterhouse. He was dubbed "Snowman" by the kids who took lessons on him. De Leyer discovered his jumping talent when Snowman was sold to a doctor, and kept jumping the fence and returning to Harry. Snowman is a horse that inspired a nation.
A champion race filly, with a huge comeback. Mariah's Storm shattered her cannon bone in a race. The trainers and owners didn't give up on her, and did everything they could to save her. About 6 months later, she was healed (From being hung in a harness). She won her first comeback race, and the next 2. Mariah's Storm has an incredible story.
A champion race horse filly, who had won her first ten races. When she was at her last race, Belmont Park (11th race) she knocked her shoulder hard. During the race, both of her sesamoid bones in her right foreleg snapped.
She couldn't stop, and kept ripping the skin of her fetlock and pulverizing her sesamoids, until her hoof was flopping uselessly. Long story short, she was put down with a shattered shoulder too, and had undone her surgery and broken casts. (Such a sad story.) :'(
An amazing american thoroughbred race horse, winning the Kentucky Derby in 2006, but later shattered his leg two weeks after in the 2006 Preakness Stakes, ending his racing career and leading to his death. He also died from laminitis in his hooves.
An amazing stallion, and a great show jumper. He placed third in the Aachen Grand Prix. While competing in Italy, he collapsed and died in the ring. (Probably from a heart attack, I don't really know) :'(
An Australian racehorse, undefeated in 25 races. She was named Worlds Best Champion Sprinter in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. She is the Highest Rated Sprinter in over 30 years. Another amazing Superfilly.
An American Racehorse. Rachel was the first filly to win the Preakness Stakes in 84 years. Undefeated she went on to break multiple track records all over the US on all kinds of different tracks against colts and fillies twice her size. Rachel won the Kentucky Oaks by 20 and a quarter lengths, one of her breathtaking record shattering's. She was named horse of the year in 2009 and is forever a Superfilly.
A British Racehorse. Frankel is unbeaten and was named Highest Rated Horse in the world as of May 2010. He is a true wonder. The only horse that equaled him was USA's Zenyatta.
Huaso holds the record for the highest jump. He jumped 8 feet, 1 and 1/4 inches on February 5th, 1949 in Vina del Mar, Chile. He was ridden by Captain Alberto Larraguibel.
Black Gold was an American thoroughbred racehorse. He won the 50th running of the Kentucky Derby in 1924. His dam U-see-it was also a great racehorse.
An American thoroughbred racehorse filly. The first of three fillies to ever win the Kentucky Derby.
Citation was the eighth American Triple Crown winner, and one of three major North American Thoroughbreds to win at least 16 consecutive races in major stakes race competition. He was the first horse in history to win one million dollars.
A 15.3 hh palomino horse made famous in American western films with his owner and rider cowboy star, Roy Rogers.
Eight Belles is a thoroughbred racehorse filly. In the 2008 (I think) Kentucky Derby, after crossing the wire she suffered compound fractures on her front ankles. She was immediately euthanized because of the nature of her injuries. The vet stated that her her trauma was to severe to attempt to get her off the track. According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, Bramlage said the filly had fractures of the cannon and sesamoid bones in both front legs. That is the same type of break that was suffered by 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro in one leg. Eight Belles was buried and memorialized in the garden of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Museum on September 7, 2008. A race has been renamed in her honor, and was run on the Derby Day 2009 undercard as the Eight Belles Stakes. (Sorry this one was so long)
A bay gelding, champion thoroughbred steeplechaser. He won the Grand National in 1973,1974, and 1977, and came second in the 1975 and 76.
Shergar was an Irish-bred, British-trained racehorse, and winner of the 202nd Epsom Derby by ten lengths – the longest winning margin in the race's history. He was stolen on Feb 8, 1983, by masked gunmen and he was never seen again.