Sunday, April 12, 2009

Churchill Downs displays Gallopalooza horses



photo by Sam Upshaw Jr., The Courier-Journal

The "Black Jack" horse by Flags-4-Vets has images of President John F. Kennedy and his funeral caisson painted on its sides.


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By Andrew Wolfson • awolfson@courier-journal.com • April 12, 2009

Black Jack, the coal-black riderless horse that mesmerized America in President John F. Kennedy's funeral procession, died in 1976. But yesterday, he was brought back to life at Churchill Downs, replete with black leather boots reversed in the stirrups, symbolizing the lost warrior.

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