The Wikipedia article of the day for November 1, 2015 is Barbara L.
Barbara L (1947–1977) was an American Quarter Horse that raced during the early 1950s. A bay daughter of a Thoroughbred stallion named Patriotic and a Quarter Horse broodmare named Big Bess, she often defeated some of the best racehorses of the time. She earned $32,836 (about $290,000 in 2015 dollars) on the race track in 81 starts and 21 wins, including six wins in stakes races, and set two track records during her racing career. After retiring from racing in 1955, she went on to become a broodmare and had 14 foals, including 11 who earned their Race Register of Merit with the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). Her offspring earned more than $200,000 in race money. A stakes race was named in her honor and run at Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, in 1956. She earned a Dam of Distinction award from the AQHA in 2006, and was inducted the next year into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame.