Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit (1933 – 1947) was a Thoroughbred racehorse from America who raced during the Great Depression, was renowned for being an all-time champion and bringing hope to Americans during the tough times of the Depression. The book “Seabiscuit: An American Legend” by Laura Hillenbrand and the 2003 film “Seabiscuit” was based on him. In this category, there are questions relating to Seabiscuit, his life, and his impact on American society.

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How big was seabiscuit's heart?

Seabiscuit's heart was never weighed as his owner buried him after he died of a heart attack. It likely however was not much bigger than a normal Thoroughbred heart.

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How fast did Seabiscuit run?

In Seabiscuit's career he broke 13 track records but I could find only one of those which happened to be the Match Race at Pimlico in Baltimore. Owners Howard and Riddle agreed to 1 3/16 mile race. At the 1 mile marker the Biscuit clocked in at 1:36 4/5, a second faster than the standing track record. The additional 3/16 at the finish line his time was 1:56 3/5.

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Why Seabiscuit did not run the Triple Crown?

The Kentucky Derby, the first race of the Triple Crown is just for 3 year olds. At the time that Seabiscuit was a 3 year old he was disappointing his trainers which would eventually lead him to be sold for the bottom price of several thousand dollars.When he was sole the new buyers bought him a companion named Pumpkin and his jockey was Red Paulard.Seabiscuit and Red were a toast and jam match.

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Was seabiscuit a boy?

Yes, he was a stud.

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Are there any decendents of seabiscuit's racing today?

I can not name any currently racing, however it is very likely because he did sire many race horses. Recently a horse named Isabels Pearl was rescued from horse slaughter who is a descendant of Seabiscuit and now is safe. More here: http://www.tranquilityfarmtbs.org/news/2008-02-24-drf-hovedy.htm

Her breeding line to Seabiscuit can be read back 6 generations here: http://www.pedigreequery.com/isabels+pearl

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What animals were Seabiscuit's companions?

Seabiscuit, like many Thoroughbreds, could be tempermental and/or highstrung. They first tried Whiskers the goat, which ended badly for the goat. He had to be removed for his safety. But the Biscuit had other four legged friends. Several dogs, another older horse named Pumpkin, and a spider monkey (the monkey had two legs).

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What is Seabiscuits family tree?

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b. 1933 d. 1947

Seabiscuit's sire:Hard Tack

Seabiscuit's dam:Swing On

Hard Tack's sire:Man-O-War

Hard Tack's dam:Tea Biscuit

Swing On's sire:Whisk Broom II

Swing On's dam:Balance

If you want a more detailed pedigree Wikipedia has I believe a five generation chart. You can also try Jockey Club, the American Thoroughbred registry. If the horse was born in America they will have a record of it.

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Did Red Pollard jockey for horse Seabiscuit ever reconnect with his parents?

I dont think he did

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Was habituation a technique for seabiscuit?

Habituation in and of itself is not a technique. But the horse did have his own techniques that he did in fact habituate. One of those being his personal 'take' on the anatomy of a race. Seabiscuit was a known 'stalker'. It was his habit, and his owner, trainer and jockey(s) respected his style, to keep to the back of the pack throughout the race until the home stretch. This is where the word stalker applies. He merely kept pace with the horses in front of him. Then late in the race with the jockey's encouragement he would begin to pull forward until he was eye-to-eye with the lead horse. After giving the lead horse the 'evil eye' he would litarally shoot forward in an amazing burst of speed. Psycologically speaking, for Seabiscuit the winning seemed to be secondary. Humiliating the other horses was his goal. Anyone who has done any research into the life of the famous race horse finds soon enough that he was no ordinary horse. His size and conformation faults should have ended his racing career as soon as it started. But Tom Smith, whom I consider one of the original 'horse whisperers' understood the horse's ego, and knew first-hand of the intelligence the horse possessed. This is one of the reason's that the horse only began to shine once under Smith's training.

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Which of these famous horses didn't win the Derby Gallant Fox Seabiscuit Seattle Slew Whirlaway?

Seabicuit. He did not race in the Triple Crown events. All the others you named were Triple Crown winners.

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What year was seabiscuit born in?

a year

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Was there more than one Seabiscuit movie?

Several. The mostly-fictional account with Shirley Temple and Barry Fitzgerald and a documentary made of newsreels and old movietone footage. This one is very informative and is a great companion to Laura Hildebrant's bestseller and of course the 2003 movie with Jeff Bridges, Toby McGuire, Chris Cooper and Elizabeth Banks.

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In the movie Seabiscuit who was George Wolfe?

George Wolfe was played by real-life jockey, Gary Stevens.

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How big is seabiscuit?

Sea Biscuit was reported to stand at only 15.2h. This is a very small size for a Thoroughbred And his famous competitor War Admiral, stood at 17.2h, a common size for a T-bred, which would make him a full 8 inches taller than Sea Biscuit

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How many movies are there about seabiscuit?

I believe there are three. A 1939 documentary, a 1941 fictionalized MGM feature starring Shirley Temple and the 2003 blockbuster based on Laura Hillenbrand's bestseller.

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How many records did Seabiscuit set?

I believe Seabiscuit set 13 track records in his career.

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What qualities did seabiscuit have?

AnswerSeabiscuit was more like a fairy tale in the racing horse world. "Rags to riches" would fit him. he went from a horse that no one wanted to a horse that everyone put their hopes in. He came from bloodlines that were not favored, although he had Man O'War in him. His father had a temper and his mother was lazy. So just because of that no one really had any hope in him.

His qualities was that he had good conformation, although he is considered short for thoroughbreds, a good and caring owners who cared more about his health than their personal gain and a good trainer who didn't let anyone's comments or opinions get in the way of his training. He had heart and determination and the love of running, which made him win his races and the famous match race against War Admiral; and if you look at their blood lines, War Admiral was Seabiscuit's uncle.

a bay thoroughbred racehorse stallion who had amazing speed and loved running. All it took to make him win was to let him look once into the contender's eyes and he would shoot off. His stable mates were a white pony, a dog, a parrot, and a MONKEY!!!

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What number was Seabiscuit?

six

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How did Seabiscuit die?

Seabiscuit the racing legend died at the age of 14 some time after midnight. It is said that his heart burst and caused internal bleeding. So basically he had a heart attack :'( R.I.P seabiscuit and all the other great legends including secretariat and barbaro

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What year did seabiscuit win the Kentucky Derby?

Seabiscuit never ran in the Derby.

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Did Seabiscuit ever run in the Kentucky Derby?

No

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What was Seabiscuits affect on people during the Depression?

At America's darkest hour an underdog of a racehorse with crooked legs and a bad attitude allowed Depression-weary citizens a small respite if only for a little while. Seabiscuit inspired people and gave them a measure of hope. He was the original 'rags to riches' story, earning in five years what few would earn in a lifetime. The most facinating thing about the Biscuit is his story is ageless. Decades after his death he still insprires us.

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Who is Seabiscuit's mare?

Seabiscuit's dam was a mare named Swift On.

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What was the name of seabiscuit horse companion?

Pumpkin

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What races did Seabiscuit run in 1939?

Seabiscuit's only race in 1939 was in February at Santa Anita at which point he injured the suspensory ligament in his front leg.

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