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 Native Diver

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Native Diver

  • Birth 16 Apr 1959 California, USA
  • Death 13 Sep 1967 California, USA
  • Burial Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Garden Paddock
  • Memorial ID 7744785

Famed California Racehorse. Native Diver will always be remembered by racing fans for winning three straight Hollywood Gold Cups from 1965 to 1967, running faster each time as he got older. Through 81 starts and 37 victories, the stable banked $1 million dollars in earnings, the first California horse to accomplish this feat. At the age of eight, the gelding was shipped to San Francisco to compete in the Bay MeadowsHandicap. While awaiting the race, the animal colicked and was rushed to the equine hospital at the University of Davis where he died from the complications. The carcass was transported to Inglewood Memorial Park Mortuary located across the street from the racetrack who agreed to embalm and then inter the animal in the Garden Paddock of the racetrack.

Bio by: Donald Greyfield





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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Donald Greyfield
  • Added: 8 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7744785
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Native Diver (16 Apr 1959–13 Sep 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7744785, citing Hollywood Park Race Track, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .