Man O War

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    11-21-2012, 02:43 AM
Man O War

Cant believe there isnt a thread about the greatest horse of all time.
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    12-18-2012, 01:16 AM
I know Man O' War was one of the best horses of all time
His strides were long
He had a firey temeperment like his sire Fair Play and Grand Sire Hastings

Man O' War: The Greatest Thoroughbred Racehorse

Argueably the best racehorse ever to set foot on a track, Man O'War broke many records, defeated many high-class horses, and entertained thousands in the process.
    05-14-2013, 02:41 AM
Man O' War was the greatest race horse of all time. A great performer on the track -- 20 wins in 21 races, and equally good as a sire. Sire of over 60 Stakes winners, a Triple Crown Winner (War Admiral) and other champions. They used to ring a large bell at Faraway Farm (where he stood) every time one of his progeny won a race.
    05-14-2013, 11:14 AM
At three years old Man o' War was 16 hands 2 inches high and weighed about 1,150 pounds with a 72-inch girth, a true giant in his day. Man O' War also won the Lawrence Realization Stakes by 100 lengths beating one other horse, a horse named Hoodwinked. Let us not forget his grandson Seabiscuit, who was an underdog but beat Man O War's greatest son War Admiral.
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    05-14-2013, 11:23 AM
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I read a couple books on him and he was my all time favorite race horse. I thought it was a really neat read. One of the reasons he only ran 21 races was because he carried a good 30 lbs more than the other horses which was rediculous. The only reason he lost the one race to Upset was because he stumbled at the gate and I believe he beat upset 3 other times at least.

My horse has Man O War way back in his pedigree... I think it's kind of neat... Although, he's a western pleasure horse!
    07-19-2013, 05:42 PM

I found this online and didnt know if anyone knew this existed?

Gallery of Man o' War Pictures
    07-19-2013, 05:46 PM
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Those were really neat pix M2G.
    07-20-2013, 12:01 AM
Originally Posted by farmpony84    
Those were really neat pix M2G.
Thank you. I just recently came across those so I had to share them when I saw the post. I wish more people embalmed famous horses like that. What a piece of history!

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