Dani tells Evan that her horse has the bloodlines of Man O' War and Secretariat.
Man O' War was so good, he was penalized! He would have to carry more than the typical 138 pounds as a 4-year-old, so his owner retired him to stud. He proved to be quite a stud. Among his 386 registered foals were 64 stakes winners, including 1937 Triple Crown winner War Admiral, 1929 Kentucky Derby winner Clyde Van Dusen and Battleship, the winner of the 1938 Grand National Steeplechase in England. While one of his offspring, Hard Tack, sired the famous Seabiscuit.
Secretariat is perhaps the best known race horse of all time. He won the 1973 Belmont Stakes in 2:24 flat, a world record for 1.5 miles.
Both the legendary horses have a nickname in common: "Big Red."