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Man O War
Cant believe there isnt a thread about the greatest horse of all time.
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.
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.
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.
( I do not own these photos)
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!
I found this online and didnt know if anyone knew this existed?
Gallery of Man o' War Pictures
Those were really neat pix M2G.
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