John Henry - Original Release

John Henry - Original Release


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John Henry is a legend among racehorses.  Named for legendary steel-driving man who raced machinery and won, John Henry lived up to the hype.  Small in stature, unremarkable in breeding, and with an attitude that got him gelded at an early age, John Henry's is a Cinderella story for the ages.  He sold at auction for merely $1,100, but went on to become the richest Thoroughbred of his time.  With the right care and training, he proved that talent outweighs breeding, winning 30 stakes races, 7 Eclipse Awards, and being voted Horse of the Year twice.  Anyone who ever met him (and I count myself lucky enough to be among them) will never forget this tough little race horse.  John Henry enjoyed a long retirement at Kentucky Horse Park with lots of care and attention until he passed peacefully at age 32.  Still, his legend lives on.

There's a wonderful article about John Henry's daily adventures in retirement at Kentucky Horse Farm here:

John Henry
[Photo Credit:  Bob Coglianese]
Breyer's tribute model, sculpted by Jeanne Mellin Herrick, depicts him at ease, enjoying a relaxing walk, with ears pricked and eyes bright.
He is still attached in his original diagonal-wall display box.  Box top is damaged but displays well.  Since this mold is notorious for being tippy, we recommend Museum Putty or a Horse Safety Rack to keep him safely upright. 


Size:  Traditional

Breyer Model #445

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