This is one of the oldest pictures of a Thoroughbred ever taken. The horse is Wild Dayrell, born 1852. This picture was taken when he was a 3 year old in 1855. Our thanks to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame for collecting this information and photograph. He is only six generations from Herod and eight from the Godolphin Arabian. Wild Dayrell was a big, powerful brown horse standing 16.1 hands high and described as "one of the finest specimens of a racehorse" ever seen.