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.
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.