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Taking Shergar - Famous Irish racehorse that was stolen and never found

Taking Shergar - Famous Irish racehorse that was stolen and never found

Man o’ War in his coffin. The most famous Thoroughbred died on 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. The funeral was broadcast internationally over the radio and over 2,000 people came to pay their final respects.

Man o’ War in his coffin. The most famous Thoroughbred died on 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. The funeral was broadcast internationally over the radio and over 2,000 people came to pay their final respects.

1928-1948: Brookie, the largest horse ever recorded. “The world’s largest horse was a Belgian Draft named Brooklyn Supreme, who weighed 3,200 lb (1,500 kg) and stood at 19.2 hands (1.98 m).”

1928-1948: Brookie, the largest horse ever recorded. “The world’s largest horse was a Belgian Draft named Brooklyn Supreme, who weighed 3,200 lb (1,500 kg) and stood at 19.2 hands (1.98 m).”

Did you know Genuine Risk was bred to Triple Crown winner Secretariat in 1982. The resulting foal expected in 1983 would have made history as the first offspring of two Kentucky Derby winners. Genuine Risk, however, delivered a stillborn colt. Though scheduled to be bred to Nijinsky II in 1983, she was rebred to Secretariat without success.

Did you know Genuine Risk was bred to Triple Crown winner Secretariat in 1982. The resulting foal expected in 1983 would have made history as the first offspring of two Kentucky Derby winners. Genuine Risk, however, delivered a stillborn colt. Though scheduled to be bred to Nijinsky II in 1983, she was rebred to Secretariat without success.

The legendary Dr Fager in retirement many years ago at Tartan Farms, I have many photos of my all time favorite horse and his trainer John Nerud

The legendary Dr Fager in retirement many years ago at Tartan Farms, I have many photos of my all time favorite horse and his trainer John Nerud

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