Everyone knows that all Northern Hemisphere Thoroughbreds turn a year older on January 1, but not everyone may remember a special runner who passed away in the early hours of New Year's Day years ago. A member of the Hall of Fame, he followed the owner who loved him across the Rainbow Bridge by only a few hours, yet they died in separate years. Name this famous horse and his owner.
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Owner Andrew Miller died of a heart attack on New Year's Eve, 1919. The great Roamer broke his leg in his paddock a few hours later, on New Year's Day, 1920, and had to be euthanized.
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