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.
Some people are proud and haughty because they ride a fine horse, or have a feather in their hat, or are very well dressed. This is obviously folly for if there is any glory here, it belongs to the horse, or the bird or the tailor. --- St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622)