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John Henry, Secretariat - October 8th

Two-time Horse of the Year and seven-time Eclipse Award winner John Henry was euthanized at the Kentucky Horse Park at age 32.  He was buried just outside his paddock, which is now marked by a statue over top of the grave site. ~2007
 
Secretariat made his grass-racing debut in the Man o' War Stakes at Belmont Park, winning the 1 1/2 mile race by five lengths in a time of 2:24 4-5. He overran the finish line by another furlong, running 1 5/8 miles in a world record equaling time of 2:37 4-5. ~1973

 

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And what a turf debut it was!
R.I.P John Henry and Sercretariat had a heart twice the size of a nromal horse , hmm. Love Ya Big Red.