My favorite TB (horse
for that matter) is Man O' War
(also known as Big Red).
He was born in 1917 & raced for 2 years, winning 20 of 21 starts (1 second), setting/breaking 8 records, some of which lasted for over 70 years
, as well as sireing 64 race champions
in his years at stud.
He won the 1920 Lawrence Realization by an estimated 100 lengths, defeated 1919 Triple Crown winner Sir Barton in a match race (after which he was retired) & had one of the longest strides in the recorded history of racing.
He was so famous, that when he died on Nov.1, 1947 at the age of 30, his funeral was broadcast on radio & was the first TB to be buried in a casket (which was lined with the colors of his racing silks) He now lies beneath a lifesized statue at the Kentucky Horse Park.
He was also voted by the Bloodhorse as the greatest racehorse of the 20th century.