Racehorse stories make the best stories, especially if they are true stories. They are great to know about because when I first heard about Secretariat, I was in awe.
Saratoga Racetrack stands as the longest ever opened racetrack in America and shares with fans their love and devotion to any horse as each one walks through the admires on their way to starting gates.
Churchill Downs hosts the Kentucky Derby the first Saturday in May every year as the beginning point of the Triple Crown.
Belmont Park is known for hosting Belmont stakes, and holds the last race as part of the Triple Crown. This Long Island racetrack has been around since 1905, and nickednamed “The Champion Track.”
If Seabiscuit is your favorite race horse story, you can see the life-size statue in the track’s walking ring. San Gabriel Mountains looms over Santa Anita Park heralding the most beautiful racetrack. The Santa Anita Derby and the Santa Anita Handicap are the most important races.
Hollywood Park is no longer open, but the memories stand strong with well-know financial backing by Chairman Jack Warner, movie stars and directors like Bing Crosby and Walt Disney.
Del Mar hosts several impressive races, and Grade 1 Pacific Classic Stakes is the most popular of them all. Seabiscut and Ligaroti raced against each other here in 1938, and Seabiscuit won.
Let's look at the memories of one of the longest continually racing thoroughbred racetrack in California, Bay Meadows was established in 1934. It is sad this horse racing track is no longer with us.
A true underdog of a horse was bought by Silent Tom Smith. He trained Seabiscuit to the fullest, and they won many races – 33 wins out of 89 races.
John Henry was known for his very bad repute because he was ill tempered, weak in knees and very violent off the track. His story does end happily with 39 wins in 83 races, and won Horse of the Year twice.