The Newsletter for Pets
Aug. 29, 03
The Little Horse That Could
Back in 1930's, people had just gone through the worst
depression in our country's history, people were struggling
to find jobs and make a way for their families, plus with all
the bad news about the upcoming problems in Europe,
folks needed something to believe in.
Something that would give them hope......hope for a
better day....hope that the "little guy", the guy that was
down and out and off his luck could make a go of it and
become a winner.
America's hope came in an unusual form.
It came in a short, far from perfect horse. A horse that
nobody wanted. Yet Seabiscuit went on to become the
heart throb of America.
A couple of weeks ago we went to see the movie. What an
awesome movie it was! Full of history, emotion, life lessons,
and of course, an amazing story of Seabiscuit and the
people who made it all a reality.
It was so cool, when Seabiscuit raced War Admiral in the
movie, at the end of the race, the people in the movie theater
actually stood up and clapped. The movie was one that
you could really get involved with. We highly recommend
your going to see it if you get a chance.
We also have put up for you a couple of Web pages on
the amazing story of Seabiscuit for your reading pleasure.
The Story of Seabiscuit
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In 1937 Seabiscuit traveled over 50,000 railroad miles
going to 18 race tracks in 7 different states. He also
gathered more newspaper column that year that famous
personalities like President Roosevelt, Winston Churchill,
and Adolf Hitler.
Life magazine ran a pictorial on his facial expressions.
Seabiscuit's popularity grew to such an extent that his trainer
Tom Smith feared he wouldn't get any rest and found a "double"
to do his press conferences for him.
Red Pollard was Seabiscuit's jockey. When he was in
the hospital, he courted his nurse, Agnes and they later
became married. In 1942 he tried to join the armed services
but was rejected because of his poor health. At age
70, he was forced to retire to a nursing home because
of his debilitating health. He never spoke a word after that
and died in 1981.
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