Man o’War

Weekend Lineup: Big Saturday At Belmont

This Saturday’s Grade 1 Man o’War Stakes at Belmont Park has drawn a competitive field of 10 for the 11-furlong turf challenge. Morning-line favorite Hi Happy, a multiple Group 1 winner in Argentina now in the barn of trainer Todd Pletcher, most recently dominated the G2 Pan American at Gulfstream, and distance does not look […]

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Kentucky Farm Time Capsule: Faraway Farm

The lasting legacy of Faraway Farm is certainly its time as home to the great Man o’ War, who lived on the property off Russell Cave Road north of Lexington, Ky. The land’s history goes beyond the throngs of visitors who flocked to Big Red’s stall, however. The acreage that eventually became the home of […]

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Kentucky Horse Park And Rood & Riddle Announce Man o’ War Look-Alike Contest

  The Kentucky Horse Park and Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital have joined together to create the My Man o’ War Look-Alike photo contest. This social media event challenges horse owners to submit photos of their horse recreating a famous photo of Man o’ War that is posted on the Kentucky Horse Park, Rood & […]

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Kentucky Horse Park Begins Season-Long Celebration Of Man O’War

The Kentucky Horse Park, along with state and local officials, today launched a season-long celebration honoring the 100th birthday of Thoroughbred legend, Man o’ War, who was foaled on March 29, 1917.  Man o’ War went on to become one of the foremost racehorses of all time, as well as one of the most famous […]

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Keeneland Library Debuts Man o’ War Photographic Exhibit

The Keeneland Library starting this week is sharing photographs of Man o’ War from its collection in exhibitions both in the Library and online that are part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the legendary Thoroughbred’s birth. Foaled on March 29, 1917, at breeder August Belmont II’s Nursery Stud near Lexington, Man o’ War […]

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National Museum Of Racing To Celebrate ‘Man o’ War At 100′

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will unveil its new exhibit, Man o’ War at 100, on March 29 in the Museum’s Contemporary Racing Gallery. The exhibit will remain open through 2018. The exhibit’s debut coincides with the 100th anniversary of Man o’ War’s foaling date of March 29, 1917 at Nursery […]

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Hagyard’s McGee Turns 100, Just Before One Of His Most Famous Patients

Dr. William R. McGee, the first-ever intern at the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky. turns 100 Feb. 1, a few weeks before one of his best-known patients. McGee came to Kentucky at the age of 23 and began work under Dr. Charles Hagyard, the co-founder of the clinic who treated four Triple Crown winners during his […]

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Online Holiday Auction Lasts Through Dec. 5

Items celebrating the racing careers of such Thoroughbreds at Triple Crown winners Secretariat, American Pharoah and Affirmed, as well as legends like Man o’War and Seabiscuit will be offered during the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Annual Online Holiday Auction fundraiser that begins Monday, November 21st at 8 a.m. concluding Monday, December 5th at 10 p.m. […]

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Kentucky Horseman Tom Harbut Dies

The Blood-Horse reports that longtime horseman Thomas Harbut, son of Man o’ War’s groom, Will Harbut, died Sept. 15 in Lexington, Ky. He was 94. Mr. Harbut, who was one of 12 children born to Will and Mary Harbut, followed in his father’s footsteps and worked in the racing and breeding industry. He worked at […]

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How ‘Upset’ting: Term May Not Originate From Horse Racing After All

As favorites falter on the racetrack and at last week’s Wimbledon tennis matches, linguists pondered the origin of the term “upset,” according to a report by Wyoming Public Radio. Although it’s generally accepted that the term came from the horse named Upset who defeated Man o’War in 1919, Wall Street Journal language columnist Ben Zimmer […]

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