Seabiscuit Featured on Stamp
Date Posted: 2/25/2009 1:38:33 PM
Last Updated: 2/26/2009 10:56:32 AM

Photo: courtesy USPS

Seabiscuit, the 1938 Horse of the Year, is featured on a Postal Service 2009 price-change stamp. In addition, a new Forever personalized stamped envelope is being introduced.

The stamp will be issued on or before the May 11 stamp price change.

Seabiscuit is best known for beating defending Horse of the Year War Admiral in the Pimlico Special Nov. 1, 1938. The race drew around 40,000 spectators and was broadcast on the radio to 40 million listeners across the country, including President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Seabiscuit won by four lengths and set a track record in the process. Artist John Mattos created the design, which depicts a scene from the exciting 1938 Special.
 



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