In 2003 Hollywood created a feature film biography on the life of this great American horse racing legend, below you can watch the final race from the movie.
Tom Smith was regarded by many to be an unorthodox race horse trained but Seabiscuit was much less lethargic in his new training regime. Seabiscuit was then paired with Canadian jockey Red Pollard. Improvements in results came quickly with numerous wins including the Detroit Governor`s Handicap (worth $5,600) and the Scarsdale Handicap ($7,300) at Empire City Race Track. His winning would continue with numerous wins both on the West coast and East Coast racing circuits and would become a fan favourite. In 1937 Seabiscuit would become the leading money winner in the USA including victory in the prestigious Triple Crown.
In 1938 Red Pollard suffered a terrible fall on Fair Knightess who fell on the Canadian jockey and caved in his chest ruling him out of riding Seabiscuit. He settled on jockey George Woolf, their first race together was the prestigious race The Hundred Grander, drawn on the outside the pair had a poor star and were several lengths back before managing to grab the need, unfortunately was pipped at the post by Stagehand after a photo finish. Seabiscuit would take part in a number of high profile match races these would include War Admiral and Ligaroti, these races would capture the publics imagination and love for Seabiscuit who would beat both Ligaroti and War Admiral.
Seabiscuit would suffer an injury with a ruptured suspensory ligament, it was thought he would not race again and would cover a number of mare`s. Red Pollard who had suffered another injury breaking his leg was on the road to recovery and him along with Seabiscuit worked hard to get back to the race track. in the winter of 1939 is was judged that Seabiscuit was fit enough to race again but Red fitness was in doubt, but he convinced trainer Smith he was fit to be reunited with Seabiscuit. Their first race back was La Jolla Handicap at Santa Anita, with them finishing in third place, the comeback trail would continue and by the third race they were back to the winning ways.
He was retired in 1940 and put out to stud, he would sire 108 foals, he would pass away in 1947 at the age of 14, but his legacy continues through his descendent`s`s and the memories left by his many victories. Below you can watch the trailer of the Hollywood biographical feature film based on the life of Seabiscuit
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