In 1919, the Bolsheviks had toppled the mighty Romanoffs from the Russian throne and the land was swept up in Revolution. Into this net fell Krepysh, a race horse owned by a rich nobleman, and one that had been a favorite of the Czar. The famous horse was actually arrested for treason, brought to trial before a court martial, and was made to stand and face the drumhead court while the military prosecutor demanded death.

"He is an enemy of the people. I demand death to the traitor!" shouted the prosecutor. Unable to speak on his behalf, the 'turf pet of the oppressor' was found guilty to high treason and executed by a military firing squad.

He's known as the horse that died like a man.

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