Man o' War

Title

Man o' War

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

This photograph features the American Thoroughbred Man o' War with his groom Will Harbut.

Newspaper headlines from around the world heralded Man o’ War (1917-1947) as “matchless,” the “wonder horse,” a “speed miracle,” and “peerless.”

After winning 20 of his 21 races, Man o’ War retired to stud duty in Kentucky. He was the leading North American sire in 1926. He remained a prominent Kentucky tourist attraction during his retirement years, and his funeral was broadcast live across the country.

His statue and remains at the Kentucky Horse Park continue to draw thousands of visitors to the Bluegrass every year. A century after his birth, he is still ranked by many as the greatest of American racehorses.

Rights

This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Physical rights are retained by the Keeneland Library. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Format

black and white photograph

Type

still image

Original Format

print photograph

Files

Keeneland Library Archives - Man o' War with Will Harbut (2).jpg

Citation

“Man o' War,” The Keeneland Library, accessed September 21, 2020, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/352.

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