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  • 1. Seabiscuit By: Patrick Blanco
  • 2. Seabiscuit
    • Born May 23, 1933
    • Grew up on Clairborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky
    • Known for eating a lot and sleeps for long periods
    • Symbol of Hope to many Americans during The Great Depression
  • 3. Charles Howard
    • American businessman
    • Made his fortune as an automobile dealer
    • Later became a thoroughbred racehorse owner
    • Bought Seabiscuit for $8000
  • 4. Early races
    • Seabiscuit failed first ten races
    • Raced 35 times
    • Winning 5 times
    • Finishing second 7 times
    • Including 3 claiming races
    • No takers for Seabiscuit
  • 5. Tom Smith
    • From Georgia
    • Known as “Silent Tom” because of his quiet nature
    • New trainer of Seabiscuit
    • Paired the horse with Red Pollard
  • 6. George “The Iceman” Woolf
    • Canadian jockey born in Cardston, Alberta
    • Substituted Red Pollard after his accident
    • Rode Seabiscuit and won the race with the famous War Admiral
  • 7. John “Red” Pollard
    • Canadian jockey
    • Charles Howard saw a common “trait” between Seabiscuit and Red
    • Won several races after training with Tom Smith
    • Fractured his leg from a runaway horse
  • 8. Seabiscuit’s Famous Races
    • Won the Detroit’s Governor’s Handicap (One of the first matches that he won)
    • Won the match with War Admiral
    • Won “The Hundred Grander” race at Santa Anita Park
  • 9. Biscuit’s Injury and Return
    • Faltered during a race
    • Injury not life-threatening but may not race again
    • Diagnosed with a ruptured suspensory ligament in the front leg
    • Red and Seabiscuit both recovered together
    • Won his last race at Santa Anita Park
  • 10. Videos of Seabiscuit
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVT2MPNCqgM
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTgCJDefFrE&feature=related
  • 11. Bibliography
    • http://www.washingtonthoroughbred.com/WaTbStats/HOF_Smith.htm
    • http://www.seabiscuitheritage.com/