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

Asockastar (IRE) was added to
“Oldest Racehorses on the Memorial” below.


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Thousands of Thoroughbreds are named herein in remembrance
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Oldest Racehorses on the Memorial

Fate’s Secret (1992-2016), 24yo bay horse or gelding 
UPDATED 6/27/2022 — Often starting at age 2, certain horses endure ultra-long careers with no chance for retirement before suffering a fatal injury. Eventer Fate’s Secret is the Memorial’s oldest horse at age 24. See the horses >>


Most Starts for Racehorses on the Memorial

Kingarvie (CAN) (1943-1955), 12yo chestnut horse 
UPDATED 1/26/2022 — Despite the dangers of racing, certain horses achieve 80 or more starts before suffering a fatal injury. On the Memorial, Queen’s Plate winner Kingarvie still reigns as king of starts at 169 races. See the horses >>