Former racehorse War Buckaroo is Canadian Olympic Hero. Alex Livesey / Getty Images.

Ex-Racehorse War Buckaroo Is Canadian Olympic hero

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Cross-posted from The Bleacher Report

Written by MELISSA BAUER-HERZOG

Former racehorse  War Buckaroo is Canadian Olympic Hero. Alex Livesey / Getty Images.
Former racehorse War Buckaroo is Canadian Olympic Hero. Alex Livesey / Getty Images.

After a tough few days for the Canadians in eventing, they found a shining star in a dark bay gelding named Exponential.

One of the few full-blooded thoroughbreds in the Eventing discipline at the Olympics, Exponential was the only Canadian mount to enter the last phase of the three-day event on July 31. The horse ultimately finished 22nd in the overall individual standings out of over 70 horses, with the Canadian team finishing last in the team standings.

But, Eventing hasn’t been the horse’s only career. He also raced 44 times on Canadian race tracks.

Exponential was known as War Buckaroo back then (his registered name, according to the Jockey Club of Canada) and was trained by Anne Cameron. Out of 44 starts split between Fort Erie and Woodbine, the horse won three times and hit the board eight others for earnings of $55,599. Continue reading >>

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