Seabiscuit

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Seabiscuit

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

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