Man o' War, Private Showing


Man o' War, Private Showing


Photography of horse sports


Photograph of the American Thoroughbred Man o' War with his groom Will Harbut taken during a military delegation's visit to Faraway Farm as part of the delegation's tour of Kentucky Thoroughbred horse farms in November of 1943. The visit was part of an effort between the U.S. Army Remount Division and the Peruvian government to create a possible reserve of horses for future military demand.

Pictured (from left to right): Colonel W. H. Nutter; Colonel Jorge Sarmiento, Peruvian military attache in Washington; Colonel W. J. Reardon; Captain K. E. Sadler, veterinarian with the Lexington Remount headquarters; Colonel N. B. Briscoe, post commandant at Fort Knox; Man o' War; Will Harbut; General Jose Vasquez Benavides, head of the Government Military Academy at Lima, Peru; and Major Angel Elizalde, U.S. Army aide from the Philippines.


Joseph Alvie Estes




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Joseph Alvie Estes, “Man o' War, Private Showing,” The Keeneland Library, accessed March 17, 2018,

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