Man o' War, 1920 Travers Stakes


Man o' War, 1920 Travers Stakes


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American Thoroughbred Man o' War with jockey Andy Schuttinger up at the 1920 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Racecourse.

Man o’ War faced only two other entries in the Travers: Harry Payne Whitney’s John P. Grier and Upset. Man o’ War bested Upset by 2½ lengths, equaling the 1 1/4–mile track record.

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, owned by Samuel D. Riddle and trained by Louis Feustel, 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.

Man o' War's 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 American racehorse.


Charles Christian Cook




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