Man O' War in his coffin. The most famous Thoroughbred died November 1, 1947 at the age of 30 of an apparent heart attack. He was the first horse to be embalmed and his casket was lined in his riding colors. Man O' War's funeral was broadcast internationally over the radio and over 2,000 people came to pay their respects.
Sonora Carver with the west's first diving horse, trained in the United States and shown at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. Believed to be in 1927 Photographer, Oliver, W.J., Calgary, Alberta The horse dived about 50 feet into a tank of water about 10 feet deep and Miss Carver stayed on the horse during all of the jump. She lost her eyesight in 1931 when her horse landed badly, but by 1932 was again diving horses. She retired in 1942 and died in 2003 at the age of 99.
Man O' War (1917-1947) Arguably one of the greatest thoroughbred racehorses in history. He was 20 for 21 starts, and set several track records, including one where he beat the competition by 100 lengths! What a horse!
Trigger. originally named Golden Cloud, was a 15.3 hands palomino horse, made famous in American Western films with his owner/rider, cowboy star Roy Rogers. Trigger's sire was a Thoroughbred and his dam a grade (unregistered) mare who, like Trigger, was a palomino.