Keyword: Seabiscuit

  • Cover art for longform about Tom Smith

    Silent Tom's Atomizer

    The investigation of popular trainer Tom Smith, of Seabiscuit fame, after ephedrine was discovered in an atomizer he used before a 1945 race saw the “absolute insurer” rule put to an early test.

  • Seabiscuit jockey Red Pollard's race-worn saddle

    Red Pollard Seabiscuit Saddle to be Auctioned

    Seabiscuit jockey Red Pollard's race-worn saddle, which he wore upon the back of the famed champion, is among the rare Seabiscuit memorabilia being offered as part of the Lelands.com sports catalog auction.

  • Retired Jockey, Trainer Malen Dies at 93

    After spending his life around horses, Jess Lester Malen died in the city that calls itself the Horse Capital of the World. A retired jockey and trainer, Malen, 93, originally from Nebraska City, Neb., died Sunday, Aug. 3.

  • Alysheba (right) defeated Ferdinand by 1/2 length in the 1988 Santa Anita Handicap.

    Big 'Cap Seems Like Olden Days

    The Santa Anita Handicap became the West Coast's most prestigious racing event by consistently bringing out the best people and horses. The race's history has been dotted with gritty campaigners who just don't give up.

  • Garry Stevens will return to riding on Jan 6 at Santa Anita.

    Gary Stevens Announces Comeback

    Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens gave official confirmation Jan. 3 to the rumors that have been flying; on Jan. 6 at Santa Anita Park, he'll again start riding races.

  • Champagne winner Union Rags
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    Union Rags Has Seabiscuit-Like Story

    As Union Rags prepares for a run in the Nov. 5 Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile, his owner/breeder Phyllis Wyeth took some time to reflect on the horse's fairytale-like story, comparing it to that of the great Seabiscuit.

  • Norah Pollard

    Inside Track: Pollard's Visions

    He may have been cocky and charismatic, but to Norah Pollard her father was even more than that: John "Red" Pollard was a superhero.

  • Horses Sought to Play Secretariat in Movie

    In preparation for the shooting later this year of the Walt Disney Pictures' movie "Secretariat," Mayhem Pictures, producer of the film, will conduct an open, online "casting call" for horses to portray the legendary 1973 Triple Crown winner.

  • Chris McCarron

    McCarron to Deliver Hall of Fame Speech

    Twenty years after his tearful acceptance speech, jockey Chris McCarron will be the guest speaker at the 2009 Hall of Fame induction ceremony August 14.

  • New England's Newest Hall of Famers

    The New England Turf Writers Association has elected its Hall of Fame class of 2009, which will be honored along with the 2008 NETWA award winners July 16.

  • New England Writers Announces Hall Members

    The New England Turf Writers Association has elected its Hall of Fame class of 2009, which will be honored along with the 2008 award winners at the organization's annual awards dinner July 16 at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, Mass.

  • Seabiscuit Stamped Envelope to be Unveiled

    Walter Mondale, former vice president of the United States and U.S. Ambassador to Japan, and his wife Joan, member of the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, will lead a special first day of sale ceremony at noon May 11, for the new commemorative US Postal Service stamped envelope of legendary racehorse, Seabiscuit.

  • Seabiscuit Featured on Stamp

    Seabiscuit, the 1938 Horse of the Year, is featured on a Postal Service 2009 price-change stamp.

  • Bay Meadows will auction off its assets Aug. 23-25.

    Bay Meadows Assets to be Auctioned

    All assets of Bay Meadows, the historic California track which is conducting its final 10-day meet, will be auctioned Aug. 23-25.

  • The Pimlico Special will return to "Old Hilltop" after being left off of the schedule in 2007.

    Pimlico Special: Back By Popular Demand

    The Pimlico Special (gr. I), a historically-significant race for older horses, returns after a year off. The 1 3/16-mile race, sponsored by the Maryland Lottery, will be run the day before the Preakness (gr. I) at "Old Hilltop."

  • Seabiscuit Birthday Celebration Planned

    The Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation and Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital - built 80 years ago by Charles S. Howard, owner of Seabiscuit - are slated to benefit from a special Ridgewood Ranch tour and reception in honor of the legendary runner's 75th birthday.

  • Seabiscuit Ranch Tour to Benefit Horse Rescue Group

    Ridgewood Ranch, the historic Northern California home of the legendary Seabiscuit and his owner, Charles Howard, will conduct a special tour for the general public Sept. 15 with proceeds to benefit Geva, Inc., a Thoroughbred rescue foundation located in Sonoma County, Calif.

  • Richard Fields announces the return of the MassCap.

    MassCap Set to Return This Year

    The storied Massachusetts Handicap, last run in 2004, will be renewed at Suffolk Downs Sept. 22, five weeks prior to the running of the Oct. 26-27 Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • This sign, created by Tonia Marynell, pays tribute to Exceller, Ferdinand, and Old Friends.

    Old Friends to be Featured on CBS News

    Old Friends, a Thoroughbred retirement facility based near Lexington, will be featured in a segment on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric June 7th. This is the first news piece about Old Friends to appear in a national broadcast.

  • Offlee Wild won the last run MassCap in 2004.

    MassCap Back on Track for Fall 2007

    Suffolk Downs will reinstitute the historic Massachusetts Handicap this fall as part of a continued effort to return the East Boston racetrack to a secure financial position.

  • Seabiscuit Statue Making Whistlestop Tour

    After an absence of more than 55 years, a classic, life-sized bronze sculpture of the legendary racehorse Seabiscuit has started its long journey home to Ridgewood Ranch in Willits, Calif. It will visit key sites in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area before a police-escorted arrival in Willits April 18.

  • Replica of Seabiscuit Statue Coming to Ridgewood

    After an absence of more than 55 years, a life-sized bronze sculpture of the legendary American racehorse Seabiscuit is coming back to its original home in the Northern California.

  • Seabiscuit Star to Appear at Charity Horse Show

    Rich In Dallas, one of the equine stars of the 2003 blockbuster film Seabiscuit, will attend the second annual charity horse show to benefit The Exceller Fund. The event will be held Oct. 28 at the Patrick Henry Girls Home in Rustburg, VA.

  • Seabiscuit Horse To Be Featured at Keeneland

    Popcorn Deelites, an Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Facility resident and star of the 2003 film <i>Seabiscuit</i>, will be featured in the paddock presentations held during Keeneland's "Breakfast with the Works" April 15.

  • Retired jockey Gary Stevens in line for television role.

    Stevens Ponders Television Series Role

    Less than two months after his Nov. 26 retirement from racing, former jockey Gary Stevens is considering an invitation to guest star in the ABC original family series <i>Wildfire</i>.

  • Rare Seabiscuit Photos For Sale on eBay

    The CFIDS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) Association of America is currently offering a collection of rare black and white photographs of Seabiscuit on eBay, with the proceeds going to the charitable organization.

  • Sixty Items from Seabiscuit, the Movie, up for Auction

    Thoroughbred Racing Collectibles (TRC), an Internet auction and sales company run by Lake Worth, Fla. resident Jim Setembre, is offering fans of the sport the chance to bid on 60 items used in the making of the movie "Seabiscuit: An American Legend."

  • Will Smarty Jones duplicate his Preakness win in the Belmont and take home the coveted Triple Crown trophy?

    Cinderella Story

    <i>By Steve Haskin</i> -- Get the golden coach ready; we're heading to the ball again. After so many failed attempts, maybe this time Smarty Jones can fit into that elusive glass slipper, and Thoroughbred racing and the Visa Triple Crown finally can live happily ever after.

  • Pollard&#39;s Vision grazes at Churchill Downs.

    Pollard's Vision Team Doesn't Lack Heart

    In David Moore's family, horse racing becomes a hobby at an early age. Moore was introduced to the sport by his grandfather, Charles (Crip) Moore, at age six. His 7-year-old daughter, Charlotte, is already a fan--she names his horses, including Kentucky Derby contender Pollard's Vision.

  • Seabiscuit, Secretariat Shoes To Be Auctioned

    Shoes worn by 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat and the legendary Seabiscuit will be auctioned by Illinois-based auction house Mastronet Inc. starting April 5.

  • Seabiscuit Stand-In Gets Spotlight

    Three Thoroughbred retirement groups--ReRun, the Exceller Fund, and Old Friends--have teamed up to retire Rich in Dallas, one of the dozen horses who played the star Seabiscuit in the movie of the same name.

  • Operation Iraqi Children co-founder Gary Sinise, with Iraqi school children on recent visit.

    Hillenbrand, Actor Gary Sinise Launch Operation Iraqi Children

    Author Laura Hillenbrand (Seabiscuit: An American Legend) and actor Gary Sinise (Forrest Gump, Apollo 13) have announced the launch of Operation Iraqi Children, a program that will enable Americans to send school supplies and Arabic translations of Seabiscuit to Iraqi children.

  • Peter Jackson, director and screenwiter of &#39;The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,&#39; holds up Oscar awards for best director and best picture.

    'Seabiscuit' Trampled by 'Lord of the Rings'

    Seabiscuit handled War Admiral, but he was no match for "Lord of the Rings." In the 76th Academy Awards Feb. 29, "Seabiscuit," the film adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand's best seller, was shut out in the seven categories for which it was nominated.