Popcorn Deelites, the Thoroughbred that portrayed famous racehorse Seabiscuit in the eponymous 2003 Oscar-nominated film, has died.
According to a press release on the Old Friends’ website, Deelites returned to racing after filming Gary Ross’s sporting drama Seabiscuit.
He was 24. Deelites’ death was announced by the Old Friends Equine retirement facility, where the horse had been residing since 2005, in a statement dated 20 January.
Old Friends founder Michael Blowen said the horse’s Hollywood history, “warm personality” and “friendly demeanour” made him a “fan favourite”.
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