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Fun Autry Fact:

According to a 1953 fan magazine estimate, if all the recordings that Gene sold were stacked one atop of the other, the pile would be 57 miles high.


Champion, World's Wonder Horse

Champion Three (b. 1949 – d. 1990)

  • Sorrel-colored
  • 4 white stockings
  • Crooked blaze that extended onto the left side of his face, interrupted by a dark spot over his left eye, usually disguised by his forelock
  • Gelding
  • Never appeared in films, but made personal appearances in the late 1950s until 1960
  • Highlights: appeared on Merv Griffin and Ed Sullivan Shows; was the model for the Gene and Champion statue in the plaza of the Autry Museum of Western Heritage

Research assistance provided by author Petrine Mitchum.

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