By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
War Emblem, the popular horse racing champion, has passed away. An official cause of death as not been announced as of this post.
The horse was born in 1999. In addition, the horse was nearing its 22th birthday.
“He was tough, narcissitic, bold, and handsome. I adored him,” Old Friends owner Michael Blowen, who founded the facility in Georgetown, Kentucky in 2003, said. “The farm will recover from his loss over time. But it’ll never be the same.”
His father (sire) is Our Emblem. And his paternal grandfather (grandsire) is Mr. Prospector.
His mother was (dam) Sweetest Lady and his maternal grandmother (damsire) was Lord at War.
War Emblem was breeded Charles Nuckols Jr. and his sons. According to Equibase, he was owned by The Thoroughbred Corp. Popular trainer Bob Baffert trained the horse.
The horse won $3.4 million with seven wins in 13 career starts. The two biggest wins that this horse won was the prestigious Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes in the historic Triple Crown.
The horse also won the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey. This horse also won the Illinois Derby at Hawthorne Race Course near Chicago, Illinois.
Following its racing career, the horse became a stud in 2003 at Shadai Farm, according to Old Friends Equine.
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