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Fun Autry Fact:

Gene had the ability to take instant catnaps, awakening a few minutes later refreshed and ready for the next task.

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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