March 29, 1917, the great Man o' War was foaled at Nursery Stud in Lexington, Kentucky. March 30, 1970, the great Secretariat was foaled at The Meadow in Doswell, Virginia. Both were chestnuts and went by the nickname of "Big Red" and both went on to be champions and were recognized as the greatest horse of their era. Regardless of which is your favorite, take a few minutes to explore the links below and find out a bit more about their lives and careers on the anniversary of their births.
Born: March 29, 1917 Died: November 1, 1947 Race Record: 21 starts 20 wins, 1 second Earnings: $249,465 Records Set: 3 world records, 2 American records, 3 track records
Born: March 30, 1970 Died: October 4, 1989 Race Record: 21 starts 16 wins, 3 seconds, 1 third Earnings: $1,316,808 Records Set: 2 world records, 3 track records, tied 1 track record