God Speed, John Henry
“The mighty heart of the great John Henry has, at long last, yielded to time," expressed John Nicholson, executive director of the Horse Park. "The racing industry has lost a legend, but more significantly, many people have lost a personal hero. John Henry’s true legacy was written in people’s hearts far more indelibly than his superlative racing career could ever reflect. - The Bloodhorse
I remember seeing him at Santa Anita and Hollywood Park. He loved the crowds. He posed for the cameras. He was a ham. Chris McCarron, one of the legendary jockeys who "rode" him, once confessed that John knew what he was doing during a race and that he (Chris) was just along for the ride.
And, my....what a ride it was.