FAQ Updated

To learn more about the Memorial, please take a look at the updated FAQ ...
(via tab at top of Memorial)


Remember the Racehorses

Grey Sombrero
Soldiers fall as casualties of war,
and so do the racehorses.
Battling to victory, some are wounded,
and some do not return.
For this reason:
Remember the racehorses ...

Added 2004 Horse to Memorial

Just a reminder that the Memorial page for years 1800 to 2013 is still active. Today we added Lord North to that page of the Memorial ...


The Memorial Rejoins Twitter

After a long hiatus from twitter, and with hopes of bringing more recognition to all the valiant horses, the Memorial has rejoined twitter ...


Oldest Horses on the Memorial

Often starting as young as 2 years old, many horses race for their entire lives, for many years, then die in action without the chance for retirement. Oldest horses ...


Most Starts for Horses on the Memorial

While every horse gives the maximum effort on-track, some achieve an incredible number of career starts, before their last. Most starts ...


Racehorses Unknown, But Not Forgotten

The descriptor unknown soldier is used on the Memorial when a source reports a fatality without disclosing the horse's name. Named or not, every horse counts ...


Racehorse Memorial Structure

Five pages comprise the Memorial ...
  • Memorial: 2014–present
  • Memorial: 1800–2013
  • Abbreviations
  • Racetrack Abbreviations
  • FAQ


Suggest a Horse

Thousands are listed, yet many are missing. The Memorial only scratches the surface of the true death toll. Know of a horse who should be added? Suggest a horse ...


There is a touch of divinity even in brutes, and a special halo about a horse
that should forever exempt him from indignities.

~Herman Melville