I thought this would be interesting. Like the title says, pick three horses you believe are the greatest,famous and memoriable. Explain who they are, something interesting, If or when they passed, The most significant thing they did and add a photo. I'll start
Gem Twist- 1997-2006
He had a stellar career as a Grand Prix jumper. His wins included two silver medals at the 1988 Olympics, three “American Grand Prix Association Horse of the Year” titles, and won more than $800,000.When he was euthanized at the age of 27, everyone thought that was the end of the story. After all, he was a gelding. Behind the scenes they were investigating the only way to cntinue his line, cloning. In 2008 Gemini was born, The two are geneticaly identical. But many beleive it takes more than good bloodlines to create a champion.
Ruffian is considerd racings greatest filly of all time. She had 11 starts and 10 wins and is a racing ledgend. She won her maiden race in record time by 15 lengths. She was on lead at every point of call in every race she ever ran. She set a new stakes record in each of the eight stakes races which she won. She had also equaled two track records. If she didn't set track or stakes record, she equaled them. On her 11 race she competed against that years Kentucky derby winner Foolish Pleasure. It was The "equine battle of the sexes" was heavily anticipated and attended by more than 50,000 spectators, with an estimated television audience of 18 million. As she left the starting gate she hit her shoulder hard, straightened herself, and kept running. Ruffian was in front by half a length when both sesamoid bones in her right foreleg snapped. Vasquez her jockey tried to pull her up, but the filly wouldn't stop. "She went on running, pulverizing her sesamoids, ripping the skin of her fetlock as the bones burst through, driving the open wound into the sting sand of the Belmont track, tearing her ligaments, until her hoof was flopping uselessly, bent up.She was immediately attended to by a team of four veterinarians and an orthopedic surgeon, and underwent an emergency operation lasting three hours. Tragically wehn the anesthasia wore off she was still racing
As she flailed about with her legs, she repeatedly knocked the heavy plaster cast against her own elbow until the elbow, too, was smashed to bits. The cast slipped, and as it became dislodged it ripped open her foreleg all over again, undoing the surgery. The medical team, knowing that she would probably not survive more extensive surgery for the repair of her leg and elbow, euthanized her shortly afterwards. Some think her bloodlines are two blame with weak bones her sire breaking down several times during his career and her dam sufferd two broken legs.
Blue hors Matine-
She was the danish dreassage sensation she was one of the most celebrated dressage horses and had undoubtedly the most famous start in the sport. At the WEG 2006 in Aachen, Germany, the young Danish equipage rode into the world elite and won the championship first Grand Prix in the huge stadium in Aachen. Matiné and Andreas won the Bronze medal in the Grand Prix Special and Silver in the Grand Prix Kur. Their Kur-ride quickly became the most watched dressage video on the internet and on the portal YouTube it has been viewed nearly ten million times. She was undoubtably one of the youngest horses to compete at Grad pix level. Sadly she passed away with a broken leg at age 13.