Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
fourteen. He died at the age of fourteen. Seven years after his last race at the age of seven.
|What was the last race of Seabiscuit's career?||Seabiscuit
The 1940 Santa Anita Handicap. Also known as the Hundred Grander (because of the amount of the purse), the Santa Anita Handicap was the one race that had eluded Seabicuit, and the main race that Charles Howard wanted him to win. Finally, in 1940 he won it, then was retired to Howard's Ridgewood Ranch in California.
War Admiral. When Seabicuit and War Admiral finally met head to head the Biscuit won and was named horse of the year for 1938.
Tom Smith. Tom Smith didn't have much to say to people, but he had a way of understanding a horse and bringing out the best in them.
|How old was Seabiscuit when he was first ridden by famed jockey George "the iceman" Woolf?||Seabiscuit
Two. George Woolf rode Seabiscuit to victory many times, and pronounced him the greatest horse he had ever ridden. High praise from a jockey who had ridden most of the great horses of the time.
|Charles Howard, Seabiscuit's owner, made his fortune in what business?||Seabiscuit
Selling automobiles. Mr. Howard was a big believer in the automobile. At a time when it was a big luxury to even own a car, he made his fortune by bringing Buick's to the masses. Smart Man.
t. Most race horses have a companion or two to keep them company. Biscuit also had a dog named Pocatell, and a fellow horse named Pumpkin.
|What was Seabiscuit's favorite thing to do when he wasn't racing?||Seabiscuit
sleeping. The Biscuit loved to sleep. Most horses sleep standing up but he would lay down in his stall (or wherever) and sleep for hours.
|Seabiscuit started in eighty-nine races in his lifetime?||Seabiscuit
t. Seabiscuit started a total of eighty-nine races. He won thirty-three, came in second fifteen times, and came in third thirteen times.
|Seabiscuit was a grandson of what great Throughbred Champion? ||Seabiscuit
Man O' War.. Both Man O' War and Seabiscuit died in the same year, 1947. Man O' War was thirty, Seabiscuit was fourteen.
uncle. War Admiral was the uncle of Seabiscuit.
Pimlico. The race at Pimlico in November of 1938 was the factor in deciding that Seabiscuit would be named Horse of the Year.
sheep. The goat was temporarily housed in Seabiscuit's stall, but the horse was violent with him, and the goat was immediately removed. By the end of his career, the following animals were with Seabiscuit in his stall: one horse (Pumpkin, who stayed with the Biscuit until his death), two dogs (one had flat ears that looked like plates) and a spider monkey.
Man O' War. Though he was descended from Man O' War, Seabiscuit shared none of his regal beauty.
Iceman. Geoge Woolf was called the Iceman because nothing could affect his nerves.
When he was in the hospital. They met the first time he was in the hospital, after falling off of Fair Knightess.
Marcela. Charles Howard and his first wife Fannie divorced after the death of their son. He later met and married Marcela (Anita's sister), a woman who was much younger. Agnes was the name of Red's wife.
2. Pollard was severely injured twice, most notable was when he rode a filly called Fair Knightess. The injuries he received from that spill almost cut his leg off below the knee.
Buick. Before he was a car salesman, Charles Howard repaired bicycles. When he saw the automobile's potential - he was one of the first to own a Buick - he went into the car dealership business.
Red Pollard. Although Red Pollard was Seabiscuit's main rider, it was George Woolf who rode him in his 1938 race with War Admiral.
Hard Tack and Swing On. Hard Tack and Swing On were both race horses. Man O' War and Swing on were grandparents to Seabiscuit.
|How many times was Red Pollard seriously injured while riding?||Seabiscuit
2. Red Pollard was exercising riding a horse, when his horse took off. The horse ran off the track to the barns.
War Admiral. War Admiral was his only rival. The two had a match race against each other.
|How many races did Seabiscuit finish first in his whole racing career?||Seabiscuit
33. Seabiscuit won 33 races in his whole career. He raced in 89 races so he didn't quite win half the races he raced in.
|How many races did Seabiscuit run in 1936 at age 3?||Seabiscuit
23. Seabiscuit raced in 23 races in 1936. He won 9 of them.
|How many lengths did Seabiscuit win by against War Admiral?||Seabiscuit
4. Seabiscuit beat War Admiral by 4 lenghts, setting the track record of 1:56 3/4.
|How many races did Seabiscuit run in his entire career?||Seabiscuit
89. Is Seabiscuit's entire racing career, he raced in 89 races, winning 33 of them.
Red Pollard. Red Pollard was not well known until he rode Seabiscuit. Seabiscuit wouldn't let many people ride him, and not many people knew how to handle him. Marcela Howard was Charles Howard's wife.
Charles Howard. Charles Howard was the opposite of Tom Smith. Charles Howard loved attention, but like Tom Smith, he loved horses and took good care of them. He gave his horses lots of attention. George Woolf was the jockey who rode Seabiscuit when Red Pollard was injured.
Tom Smith. Tom Smith could make a horse that no one belived in win. Seabiscuit was one of those horses. He trained many other horses and almost all of them became good racehorses. Tom Smith loved his horses and took very good care of them.
true. They found the monkey at a race track and they took it with them.