‘Seabiscuit’ Horse Actor Passes Away at 24

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'Seabiscuit' Horse Actor Passes Away at 24

Old Friends Farm has announced that the horse actor Popcorn Deelites has passed away at age 24. Popcorn Deelites depicted the infamous racehorse Seabiscuit in the movie of the same name from 2003 starring Tobey Maguire. The news was shared via social media, along with the caption:

We are deeply saddened to report that Seabiscuit movie star POPCORN DEELITES (24) died this morning. A 17-year OF resident, his paddock-mate for all of those years, Special Ring, is devastated, as are we. Pops will always be a shining star in our hearts.”

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During his career as a racehorse, Popcorn Deelites competed in 58 events and earned 11 wins. Seabiscuit co-star and Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens (George Woolf) shared a touching tribute in honor of Popcorn, stating:

Popcorn Deelites was a star in Seabiscuit. He was my go-to guy in all the big scenes. He not only won real races multiple times, but he won the famous match race playing Seabiscuit. He was kind, fast, and a great friend that lived out his life at Old Friends in the paddock next to my other buddy, Silver Charm. RIP, Popcorn.


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