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oh_that_guy_717 look at this form. pure race horse! #horses #racing #Kentucky #kentuckyderby 5h

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krissstinhughes Derby hat shopping hahaha #classy #kentuckyderby 5h

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horseracing.legends On April 2, 1938, a 12-year-old broodmare named Dustwhirl dropped a blaze-faced chestnut colt that was named Whirlaway. Dustwhirl was daughter of Sweep, who had sired Brushup, the dam of War Admiral, who, in turn, was son of Man O' War. Really the only thing that stood out about Whirlaway was his long tail and his style of racing. He only won a few of his 2-year-old races but came out one of the leading money winners among 2-year-olds. As a 3-year-old he lost and won races.
May 3, 1941 was the 67th running of the Kentucky Derby. Starting from the 4th stall in the gate, the big chestnut with the flying tail got off to a slow start. "Whirlaway came between horses and shot to the front in a cyclonic burst of speed, and the colts which had been fighting for the lead ceased to be contenders." Whirlaway streaked over the last 1/4 mile in :23 seconds to win by an amazing eight lengths.
A week later on May 10, 1941 he went on to run the Preakness Stakes. He ran it very similar to the way he ran the Kentucky Derby, coming up from no where and took the Preakness by five-and-a-half-lengths.
On June 7, 1941 was the 73rd Belmont Stakes. At the start, the 4 horses started out very slow. They had gone about 1/2 mile when Jockey Eddie Arcaro yelled: "the hell with this fellas, I'm leaving." He then gave Whirlaway his head and moved out to a seven-length lead. Whirlaway very easily won the Belmont Stakes, making him America's 5th Triple Crown champion.
Whirlaway went on to win many more races over the next few years.
On the morning of April 6, 1953, at the age of 15, Whirlaway died suddenly in his stall 10 minutes after he had been bred to a mare. The cause of death was said to have been a rupture of nerve tissues. #champions #champion #legend #whirlaway #stallion #triplecrown #kentuckyderby #preaknessstakes #belmontstakes #threejewels #thoroughbred #thoroughbredsofinstagram #chestnut #remember #rememberchampions #rememberlegends #racehorse #racehorses #racehorsesofinstagram
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bowtiesandpumps My Kentucky Derby bridal shower! I thoroughly enjoyed everything and everyone. #theblackbachelorette 10h

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chewwwwyyy Oi nah story of my life fam #hashbrown #kentuckyderby 7h

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ditabuwhereru Shake it like a Polaroid picture. Round 3 - The finals @buenobueno vs. @gejay99. Great games @mama_to_b and @contagi0usessnce #CupKates #Vegas #KentuckyDerby #bridalshower 7h

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sophirius Crater Lake, located in south-central Oregon, is known for its depth and clarity, and is part of the fifth oldest national park in America. It formed in the caldera of a volcano that erupted and collapsed about 7,700 years ago in the High Cascades mountain range on Mount Mazama. There is no river or stream input, so the lake is entirely comprised of snowmelt and precipitation. Because of this, the water cycles through the lake about every 250 years. Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States, and the 7th deepest in the world. 2mon

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eubyma Look familiar?
Never been here?
Hey World, do you know where it is?
Horse Capital of the World...
#horse
#horses
#horsecapital
#horsecapitaloftheworld
#kentucky
#kentuckyderby
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eubyma Ese momento ,en k a pesar del enorme hueco, en el Centro de la Ciudad, disfrutas de la belleza de la naturaleza, y de lo k ves.. #horsecapitaloftheworld
#kentuckyderby
#downtown
#vinestreet
#lexington
#kentucky
#mycurrentview
#beautifulview
#beautiful
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