Wandshara (FR) (2004-2007), 3yo bay filly

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Welcome to the Memorial

You will find thousands of Thoroughbreds herein who gave their lives
in an extreme sport. Yet many more have gone unreported, whether
missing in action or hidden by the connections or racing authorities
in unfairness to the horses and the public. Therefore, we
seek to give fallen racehorses the honor they deserve.

World Racehorse Memorial
Years 2023–Present
Years 2014–2022
Years 1800–2013
Track Codes & Locations

Historical Document for the Horses

Purpose & Criteria

Suggest a Horse


Oldest Racehorses on the Memorial

Fate’s Secret (1992-2016), 24yo bay horse or gelding 
UPDATED 10/8/2023 — Often starting at age 2, some horses endure lifelong racing careers, never to retire before they finally suffer a fatal injury. Currently, eventer Fate’s Secret (USA) is the Memorial’s oldest horse at age 24.


Most Starts for Racehorses on the Memorial

Kingarvie (CAN) (1943-1955), 12yo chestnut horse 
UPDATED 2/26/2023 — Despite the dangers of racing, some horses go on to perform a high number of starts before suffering a fatal injury. On the Memorial, Queen’s Plate winner Kingarvie (USA) still reigns as king of starts at 169 races.


Horseracing in Singapore Will End
in October 2024

 7/2/2023 — The city-state’s only racetrack, Singapore Turf Club in Kranji, will close upon its last race — the 100th Grand Singapore Gold Cup — on 10/5/2024, thus ending 180 years of racing in Singapore as the track’s land is repurposed for a housing development. More >>