Wandshara (FR) (2004-2007)

Athletic (GB) added to
“Most Starts for Horses on the Memorial”


Welcome to the Memorial

While thousands of Thoroughbreds are named on this Memorial
countless others slip through unnoticed and forgotten.
From the champion to the unknown, all deserve to be remembered, 
for they gave their all in an unrelenting industry and 
too often made the ultimate sacrifice.

A Historical Document for the Horses >>
Purpose & Criteria >>


Memorial Contents >>
Years 2014–present
Years 1800–2013
Track Codes & Locations

Featured Articles:
Oldest Horses on the Memorial >>
Most Starts for Horses on the Memorial >>


Suggest a Horse >>
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For eligible horses, please see
Purpose & Criteria >>


Oldest Horses on the Memorial

Fate’s Secret, age 24 (1992-2016)
UPDATED 9/10/2020 — We honor the older Thoroughbreds who perform for most of their lives (often starting at 2), showing great courage and endurance throughout their long careers before dying in action without the chance for retirement. To date, Fate’s Secret, 24, is the Memorial’s oldest horse. 


Most Starts for Horses on the Memorial

Kingarvie (CAN), 169 starts (1943-1955)
UPDATED 9/27/2020 — Despite the inherent dangers of horseracing, some Thoroughbreds go on to achieve an incredible 80 or more starts before they meet their fate at the track. On the Memorial, Queen’s Plate winner Kingarvie still reigns as king of starts with 169. See the horses >>