John Henry ~ Seabiscuit w/ Red Pollard Jockey - JC Penney SR 2003


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Seabiscuit, the little bay Thoroughbred who surprised everyone by becoming a champion, was foaled in 1933.  Showing little promise as a youngster, he was eventually sold for $8000 to Charles Howard, who saw the potential in him.  With Red Pollard aboard and a new training schedule, Seabiscuit started his rags-to-riches story that has become the subject of several books and movies.  He symbolized the struggles of the working man during the Post-Depression years, trying to get ahead in a tough world, and racing fans loved him!  By the time he retired in 1940, following a serious injury and impressive comeback, he was the top money-earning Thoroughbred in history.  He enjoyed seven years of retirement at stud before he passed away, having sired 108 foals.

Seabiscuit at the Santa Anita Handicap
[Seabiscuit in the photo that was probably used by Maureen Love to sculpt the Stablemate model, winning the Santa Anita Handicap with George Woolf aboard. Photo credit: wikipedia]


Breyer licensed Maureen Love's Stablemate model in 1975, but it wasn't until the 2003 movie came out that Breyer gave him a portrait model on a Traditional mold.  While the Regular Run release was discontinued in 2008, this Special Run set from JC Penney came with jockey Red Pollard and was only available in 2003, making it hard to find, and sought-after today!

This horse is Near Mint with just one pinpoint rub on his right hip.  He features beautiful shading, painted chestnuts and eye whites.  He comes with his original box and jockey, so you get the best of both worlds:  A model with original packaging, and one that's been fully inspected so there are no nasty surprises.  His photos have been sent to, so he'll also be sort of famous!

Red Pollard is dressed in his red and white silks, matching helmet, black #2 armband, black boots with brown tops, and carries his crop.  He is Factory Mint with original cello package.


Size:  Traditional

Breyer Model #1188 (regular run model)  SR Set: none assigned