Who is your favorite horse legend? Why?
Mine is Display. Not a whole lot of people know about Display, but he was a racehorse who was born in 1923. I first read about him in an old horse book when I was a kid, and never heard of him again until recently when I found him in my mare's background.
Anyways, the book described him as one of the most dangerous racehorses of all times. They needed to pad his stall and put weights and chains on his legs to weigh him down while he wasn't working. Recent research told me that he chased a Man O War colt out of the starting box and it took the handlers at least 15 minutes to load him into a gate for racing.
The book's last words on him were something to the idea of "Perhaps a soul such as his weren't meant for this world"
He was by Fair Play and was recorded to have been a better sire than he was a winner.
I remember falling in love with him when I read that, and finding him in my mare's pedigree was just a dream. Here is a pic of him:
My other favorite is Ruffian. I wish they would do a movie on her, but since she broke down on the track, I doubt she will ever get her own film.
Who is your favorite "Legend"?