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


LATEST BLOG POST:
On 1/26/2023, Imperial Shabra (IRE) was added to
“Most Starts for Racehorses on the Memorial” below.

2/05/2021

Welcome to the Memorial

You will find thousands of Thoroughbreds herein who gave their lives
in an extreme sport, yet the majority of fallen racehorses go unreported,  
often missing in action or hidden by racing authorities in unfairness to
the horses and the people who love and support them.

World Racehorse Memorial
Year 2023
Years 2014–2022
Years 1800–2013
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Track Codes & Locations
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2/04/2021

Oldest Racehorses on the Memorial

Fate’s Secret (1992-2016), 24yo bay horse or gelding 
UPDATED 6/27/2022 — 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.

2/03/2021

Most Starts for Racehorses on the Memorial

Kingarvie (CAN) (1943-1955), 12yo chestnut horse 
UPDATED 1/26/2023 — 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.