Racehorse Day - Walter F. Merrick
Today we’re finding our best dress and floppy hats for a day at the races! We love horses and these awesome horses run their hearts out! Today’s theme, Racehorse Day, is inspired by Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Walter F. Merrick! His hometown is Sayre, Oklahoma. Merrick started work on the Hugh Davis Ranch to save money to purchase his own breeding horses in 1936. Over time, Merrick built up his reputation before he got his, and Oklahoma’s, big break when he brought the famous Three Bars Thoroughbred horse to breed with a quarter horse. Merrick was then known for his formula called Hybrid Vigor! You can learn more by reading Walter Merrick’s Oklahoma Hall of Fame biography.
Oklahoma has so many horses and horse ranches throughout the state! Have you ever been around horses? Tell us your story at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope that you have a fun time at home racing to the finish line! As always, there’s more to this Oklahoma story, come back tomorrow and we’ll have more for you to explore! Please post pictures of your Racehorse Day and share them with us: #ohofathome
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