READ THIS BOOK! Not only was Snowman a grand champion, he was also a kids' horse! I highly recommend the “The Eighty-Dollar Champion,” a darling little book about a slaughter bound horse who became a national show jumping champion in fairytale style.
“Pit ponies of the coal mines are easily the most controversial working horses in history. Here a mining horse poses with his coworkers. In the mechanization eliminated pit ponies altogether.” ~the horse: "ya, im a pit pony. whatcha gonna do?
"The Savage" The race was the 1980 Tremont stakes with Great Prospector savaging the winner, Golden Derby. This is the famous ECLIPSE AWARD WINNING PHOTO taken by the noted New York track photographer Bob Coglianese.