Seabiscuit was a symbol of hope, pride, and honor. This amazing horse’s legacy is remembered all around the world, and he has been honored with 4 known statues. One at The Shops of Tanforan, another at Santa Anita Racetrack, a third in 2007 at Ridgewood Ranch, and a fourth of George Woolf and Seabiscuit. Seabiscuit the one and only has a moving story that rose during the Great Depression. An American hero, by definition--an individual who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
Everyone knows of Seabiscuit, or don’t you? Seabiscuit was a “champion” thoroughbred racehorse; you have to watch clips of how he finished his final laps, turning those corners with such determination. His pride made him horse racing’s all-time leading money winner. In 1938 after defeating a notoriously profound champion horse by the name of “War Admiral” Seabiscuit was named “American horse of the year.” During this race War Admiral ran his best time for distance, however, Seabiscuit beat him by four clear lengths! Seabiscuit’s style of running really reflected America, and Seabiscuit gave Americans joy in times of despair. Like America during the great depression, Seabiscuit was known for starting off a little slow and then pulling ahead with a later acceleration. We are still racing back from the impact, but we are just as determined as Seabiscuit as we turn these corners. Seabiscuit has so many honors and portrayals in art, film, and literature that his life will forever be celebrated.
Seabiscuit paved the way for horses in the equestrian sport. He was a small stallion with a big heart, and hooves that wouldn’t give. A 2003 film “Seabiscuit” portrays the life of our American role model very well, and is also a great family movie to watch with your horses on a movie night.