Today in Racehorse History

Racehorses: Racehorse Owners

Events in Sport

  • 1945-02-05 Big Racket becomes fastest race horse at 69t.6 kph (440 yd/20.8 s)

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1874-03-17 Kincsem, horse that never lost a race
  • 1917-03-29 Man o' War, American thoroughbred racehorse (winner of 20 out of 21 races & $249,465) (d. 1947)
  • 1938-04-02 Whirlaway, American thoroughbred racehorse, 1941 Triple Crown Winner (d. 1953)
  • 1957-04-04 Kelso, American racehorse (d. 1983)
  • 1970-03-30 Secretariat, American racehorse and 1973 triple crown winner (d. 1989)
  • 1973-03-31 Bold Forbes, Puerto Rican/American thoroughbred racehorse (d. 2000)
  • 1974-02-15 Seattle Slew, American racehorse (d. 2002)
  • 1975-03-23 Alydar, American racehorse (d. 1990)
  • 2003-04-29 Barbaro, American thoroughbred racehorse (d. 2007)

Deaths in Sport

  • 1947-11-01 Man o' War, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 1917)
  • 1975-07-06 Ruffian, American racehorse (b. 1972)
  • 1975-07-07 Ruffian, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 1972)
  • 1983-10-16 Kelso, American racehorse (b. 1957)
  • 1989-10-04 Secretariat, American race horse (b. 1970)
  • 1990-11-15 Alydar, American racehorse (b. 1975)
  • 1998-09-27 Narita Bryan, Japanese racehorse (b. 1991)
  • 2001-01-12 Affirmed, American racehorse (b. 1975)
  • 2002-05-07 Seattle Slew, American racehorse (b. 1974)
  • 2007-01-29 Barbaro, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 2003)