Last updated on October 17th, 2017 at 08:16 pm
1. Cigar’s 1995 Breeders’ Cup Classic
He had won 12 in a row (on his way to 16 consecutive victories) and was attempting an unbeaten season. Watch and see why fans called him the incomparable, invincible, unbeatable Cigar!
2. Seattle Slew’s Kentucky Derby
The first undefeated winner of the Kentucky Derby fights a brutal head-to-head duel until he finally cuts loose to win the derby en route to the 1977 Triple Crown.
3. Ruffian’s 1975 Mother Goose Stakes
Beauty, charisma, and speed—she had it all. You could actually watch any one of the great filly’s record-setting stakes wins, but here, she rolls like a black swan over the course to win by 15 and is really just the definition of equine perfection.
4. Secretariat’s Final Race
It was a dark and stormy day at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada, when the great Triple Crown winner ran for the last time. Watch the champion snort steam as he powers down the stretch like a freight train to win by six.
5. Zenyatta’s 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic
It looked impossible.
WIN AMERICAN PHAROAH
When American Pharoah won the Triple Crown, it thrilled America. To honor this achievement, the Breyer brand of quality, realistic-looking model horses is creating a highly detailed, accurate American Pharoah model. Stephanie Macejko, vice president of product development told the Louisville, Kentucky, Courier-Journal, “We’re horse enthusiasts, so how could we not watch, cheer, and root for a winner? It is extremely exciting this year to have a horse that has actually won all three races.”
Breyer’s fine artist’s resin sculpture of American Pharoah shows the Triple Crown winner galloping home with his triumphant jockey giving an enthusiastic fist pump! Sculpted by Kristina Francis, every detail of victory is captured with lifelike realism, from flared nostrils to rippling musculature, accentuated by skillful hand-painting highlighting his subtle star, beautifully shaded rich bay coat, and the Zayat Stables’ distinctive colorful silks. American Pharoah comes complete with a hardwood base with a brass title plaque, as well as a genuine Breyer certificate of authenticity.
The model will be available in the Spring.
Click here to enter the American Pharoah contest.