afleetalexandra:

1990’s Kentucky Derby winner and Champion 3-Year-Old colt Unbridled peeks out from his stall at Claiborne Farm, which bears the names of all the previous occupants: Bold Ruler, Secretariat, and Easy Goer

railraptor:

Toronado is attempting to win a second Sussex Stakes at Goodwood today. As good as Kingman is, I’m definitely part of Team Toronado.

Photo from the QIPCO Championship Facebook page, copyright racingfotos.com

racinglegends:

2013 European Two-year-old Champion Filly Chriselliam and Richard Hughes after they won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita, November 2013.

I would have loved to see, what this lovely filly could have achieved.
I miss you, Chrisie.

Photo: EquiSport Photos

afleetalexandra:


"That under such circumstances, he should have run the record-making race he did was testimony of a gameness difficult to extol too highly."

War Admiral winning the 1937 Belmont Stakes, and Triple Crown, after cutting a sizable gash in his right front leg while stumbling at the start 

afleetalexandra:

"That under such circumstances, he should have run the record-making race he did was testimony of a gameness difficult to extol too highly."

War Admiral winning the 1937 Belmont Stakes, and Triple Crown, after cutting a sizable gash in his right front leg while stumbling at the start 

afleetalexandra:

The “Mighty Atom” and the “Flying Dutchman”

War Admiral and jockey Charley Kurtsinger, after winning the 1937 Preakness Stakes

afleetalexandra:

"At first glance the small dark War Admiral did not seem to resemble his big red sire at all. Only the smouldering eye that flamed in the face of competition and the high, proud head showed any relationship. Yet of all Man o’ War's fine offspring this one, least like him in appearance, was most like him in performance. Nearly all the others would wait behind the pace and make their bid in the stretch. Only this small dark colt had speed both early and late, and liked to use it to the utmost. Both War Admiral and his sire were impatient at the restraint of the barrier and wanted to go to the front at once, pouring speed on speed until the opposition wilted.”

Illustrator and racing historian C.W. Anderson