Seabiscuit Star, Popcorn Deelites, Dies at 24

Popcorn Deelites as Seabiscuit

Popcorn Deelites one of many horses that portrayed Seabiscuit in the 2003 filmdied, at the age of 24 from complications of colic after being retired at Old Friends Thoroughbred Farms since 2005. “Pops,” a blood-bay Seabiscuit look-alike, appeared in many scenes throughout the film, including the thrilling match race against Triple Crown winner War Admiral. […]

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Charles Schick — who broke Seabiscuit and War Admiral — dies at 98

It’s hard to imagine that one person could have had the honor to break two of the greatest racehorses of all time, but Charles Schick, who died on February 11th 2015 at age 98 in Tampa, Florida, did just that. According to his obituary in the Tampa Bay Times, Charles Schick helped break both legends […]

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Seabiscuit’s saddle sells for $104,000

One of Red Pollard’s saddles, used on the great Seabiscuit, sold at Lelands auction house in December for a stunning $104,000! Some reports say it was the saddle used by Red Pollard in the Biscuit’s last race — the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap. Others say it was used in his match race with War Admiral. […]

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How would Zenyatta fare against previous racing greats?

From The New York Times: How would Zenyatta perform against great racehorses like Citation and Cigar? To answer that, Horse Racing Simulation and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association have created a virtual simulation of Zenyatta racing against nine top thoroughbreds throughout history. The simulation used more than 100 data elements in a proprietary computer program, […]

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