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Top 10 Famous Racehorses

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8: War Admiral
War Admiral
War Admiral

As the son of another legendary horse (Man O' War), War Admiral had the bar set high from the get go.

Born in 1934 in Lexington, Kentucky, War Admiral's coat was such a dark color of brown that many believed he was actually black. Though initially he did not respond well to the starting gate, War Admiral rose to the challenge, earning the nickname and nabbing both the Triple Crown along with the Horse of the Year honors in 1937.