Man o’ War with Exercise Rider

Man o' War is pictured with exercise rider Winston Gordon. In his years at Hinata (1921-1922) and Faraway (1922-1947) Farms, Man o’ War maintained a rigorous exercise regimen later tailored to his advancing age.

The accompanying commentary appeared in a February 2011 blog entry by Eclipse Award-winning photographer Barbara Livingston.


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“Man o’ War was more than a racehorse. He sparked imaginations and embodied power, dominance and imperious pride. Racing in 1919 and 1920, he won 20 of 21 starts – being odds-on in every single start.

"Along the way he set five American records, seven track records, and he equaled an eighth. In a time considered ‘the golden age of sports,’ Man o’ War stood as horse racing’s Babe Ruth. His was a spirit that could be bridled yet never tamed.”

- Barbara Livingston, 20111


1. Barbara Livingston (February 24, 2011). “Man o’ War’s Funeral: Remarkable Final Tribute for Majestic Champion.” Retrieved on February 14, 2017 from