Italian thoroughbred inspired a children’s book and has his own Facebook page.
Former racehorse Laghat has attracted many fans over the years, thanks to his amazing ability to win races despite being blind, Horse and Hound reports.
He was bred and raced in Italy, and a fungal infection called mycosis attacked both of his eyes when he was a yearling, leaving him totally blind in his right eye and 95% blind in the left.
Despite this, Laghat proved a remarkably easy horse to train. He made a winning debut in January 2006 at San Rossore in Pisa, Italy, and won by six lengths on his second start 15 days later.
“Laghat has a sixth sense, which tells him where to put his legs,” said owner Federico de Paola, who also rode the horse in amateur races.
Laghat raced 123 times and won 26 races, while being placed in 30 others. He earned a total of €112,000 (about $124,000) in prize money throughout his career.