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Ebony's Double, last of Elvis' horses, passes away

Ebony's Double, a Tennessee Walking Horse and the last of Elvis Presley's surviving horses, died suddenly on Friday, January 14, 2005. He was 32 years old.

When Elvis died, there were still five horses at Graceland, all of which, with superior veterinary care, lived well into old age and were seen by Graceland tour visitors.

They were:

Rising Sun, a golden palomino quarter horse and Elvis's personal favorite, which he acquired in 1967;

Memphis, a Tennessee Walking Horse Elvis acquired in the 1960s;

Mare Ingram, a mixed breed grade mare Elvis acquired in the 1960s and humorously named in dubious honor of the Mayor Bill Ingram of Memphis;

Moriah, Lisa Marie Presley's pony; and

Ebony's Double, a Tennessee Walking Horse Elvis acquired in 1975.

When Rising Sun died in 1986, EPE did a national search and acquired a distant relative of Sun's and named him Sun's Reflection. He, along with Ebony's Secret Threat, a Tennessee Walking Horse acquired by Priscilla Presley in 1983, continue to live at Graceland.

Not long ago, Ebony's Double was featured in an article in Mid-South Horse Review. Click here to go to that article.

(News, Source: EPE, 9 Jan 2005)

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