Richard Stone Reeves (American, 1919-2005) SECRETARIAT "I was commissioned by Mrs. Penny Chenery to paint Secretariat in June, 1973, shortly after he won the Belmont Stakes. The week after the race I drove to Belmont to do my preliminary work for the painting. I don't think any horse I've ever painted posed with more elegance. He seemed to enjoy being brought out into the early-morning sun and stood patiently in various positions for me until I was finished.
Horse with LBJ Banner Diving into the Water at Atlantic City
Man o’ War in his coffin. The most famous Thoroughbred died on November 1, 1947 at the age of 30 of an apparent heart attack. He was the first horse to be embalmed, and his casket was lined in his riding colors. The funeral was broadcast internationally over the radio and over 2,000 people came to pay their final respects.
Trigger. originally named Golden Cloud, was a 15.3 hands palomino horse, made famous in American Western films with his owner/rider, cowboy star Roy Rogers. Trigger's sire was a Thoroughbred and his dam a grade (unregistered) mare who, like Trigger, was a palomino.