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!


Movie Time! We love movies about horses and Dreamer is one of our absolute favorites! You can rent and stream it now. There is also this cartoon that’s dedicated to horses!


Storytime! Do you know what the Kentucky Derby is? D is for Derby teaches us all about the famous race! You can hear it read aloud now!


Arts & Crafts! What would you name your racehorse? With this awesome craft you can make your own racehorse with your favorite name! You can also make this fun hobby horse!


Make & Eat it! Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman, seems to be an expert on appetizers, which is what we need to watch the races! These sliders are the perfect thing to munch on while waiting to see who wins!

Listen to it! Youtube put together this perfect playlist for our Racehorse Day! Check out these great songs for our day.

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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