Today in Racehorse History

Racehorses: Racehorse Owners

Events in Sport

  • 1919-08-13 American thoroughbred racehorse Man o' War's only defeat (Upset wins at Saratoga)
  • 1945-02-05 Big Racket becomes fastest race horse at 69t.6 kph (440 yd/20.8 s)
  • 1981-10-02 17 year old gelding Behavin Jerry, the oldest winning racehorse in modern times, sets record for most career starts by a thoroughbred, 307

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1874-03-17 Kincsem, horse that never lost a race
  • 1917-03-29 Man o' War, American thoroughbred racehorse (Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes 1920), foaled at Nursery Stud, Kentucky (d. 1947)
  • 1938-04-02 Whirlaway, American thoroughbred racehorse (Triple Crown 1941), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1953)
  • 1957-04-04 Kelso, American racehorse, born in Claiborne Farm near Paris, Kentucky (d. 1983)
  • 1970-03-30 Secretariat, American thoroughbred race horse (Triple Crown 1973), born in Caroline County, Virginia (d. 1989)
  • 1974-02-15 Seattle Slew, American racehorse, born in White Horse Acres Farm, Texas (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 (Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes 1920), dies from a heart attack at 30
  • 1953-04-06 Whirlaway, American thoroughbred racehorse (Triple Crown 1941), dies at 15
  • 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 thoroughbred race horse (Triple Crown 1973), dies at 19
  • 1990-11-15 Alydar, American racehorse (b. 1975)
  • 1998-09-27 Narita Brian, Japanese racehorse, world's top earner until 2000 (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)