September192012

Horse of the Year 1938: Seabiscuit

1933 bay colt by Hard Tack, out of Swing On

Record: 89 starts, 33 wins, 15 places, 13 shows

Earnings: $437,730

Major wins (1938): Havre de Grace Handicap, Pimlico Special (match race with War Admiral), Special Stakes (match race with Ligaroti), Hollywood Gold Cup, San Juan Capistrano, Massachusetts Handicap, Laurel Stakes

Trivia: In order to fool railbirds and keep his training a secret, Seabiscuit had a body double: his half-brother and look-alike Grog, who was purchased by Charles Howard for that very purposeĀ 

February182012
Grog
1933 son of Hard Tack
A mildly successful claimer, Grog was purchased by Charles Howard to be used as a body double for his half-brother, Seabiscuit. Trainer Tom Smith would often send Grog out in place of Seabiscuit for workouts to fool reporters and rail birds

Grog

1933 son of Hard Tack

A mildly successful claimer, Grog was purchased by Charles Howard to be used as a body double for his half-brother, Seabiscuit. Trainer Tom Smith would often send Grog out in place of Seabiscuit for workouts to fool reporters and rail birds

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