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June 06, 2014
Had the pleasure of meeting JH in 2006 and 2007 (I think) at KHP.
I knew a little of his legacy but did some serious research after meeting him. An amazing animal. So happy he was well taken care of and so sadly missed by many. Often these thoroughbreds are cast off after their revenue generating has peaked, it was nice to see such an amazing animal cared for to such a ripe old age. I will miss him dearly.
April 03, 2014
I saw Big John Henry win the Santa Anita Derby in one of the grittiest efforts I've ever witnessed. Does anyone know how many hands he was. He looked like a giant.
July 08, 2013
I got to visit with this great horse at the stable at the Kentucky Horse Park. So glad I got to see him while he was there!!! He was Greatness without Pretense!
May 09, 2013
He was simply the man. I was lucky enough to have watched him race in Southern Cal on numerous occasions. The energy and competitiveness he showed was like nothing else I've ever seen in any other horse. Go John Henry !
May 04, 2013
What I will always remember about John Henry was his incredible tenacity. I was always on edge watching this horse race. He didn't destroy his competition like a Secretariat but he was the grittiest competitor that ever raced. He was blue collar all the way and I think that's why so many of us still think of this horse and respect and honor his memory. RIP John Henry. They don't make horses like you anymore. Thoroughbred racing could use a few John Henrys today.
April 17, 2013
I love this horse. I'm writing my Freshman term paper on him! Wish I had had the opportunity to see him in the flesh. There will never be another quite like John! Rest in Peace, buddy! You deserve it. <3
November 11, 2012
I think about you every day big guy. You were one of my heroes!
August 25, 2012
Nice to see so many people here!
June 24, 2012
I'm a grown man, but tears still flow freely each time I remember how you stood in the middle of the track that day. And how the crowd reacted with cheers and tears. I'll never forget it,even to this day my eyes swell with tears for the little horse with the big heart.
June 08, 2012

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