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Keeneland Library Archives - Man o' War with Will Harbut looking at statue prototype.jpg
American Thoroughbred Man o' War with groom Will Harbut regarding the prototype for sculptor Herbert Haseltine's Man o' War statue.

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

1957-05-04 William Bill Willie John Hartack Jr Jockey on Iron Liege with Benjamin Ben Allyn Jones Trainer and Horace A Jimmy Jones Trainer after winning the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.tif
Photograph of the American Thoroughbred Iron Liege with jockey Bill Hartack, Jr. up after winning the 1957 Kentucky Derby. They are pictured with Calumet trainer Ben Jones and his son, Horace A. 'Jimmy' Jones.

Iron Liege was bred and foaled at…

Sir Archy.jpg
Sir Archy, sired by the great English racehorse Diomed out of Castianira, was bred by Captain Archibald Randolph and Colonel John Tayloe III and foaled in 1805. He was retired after a successful four-year-old season, becoming one of the foundation…

Sutcliffe - 1926 Sun Briar (2).jpg
This photograph of the graded stakes-winning Thoroughbred Sun Briar was taken in 1926.

Sun Briar was foaled in France in 1915 and purchased at the 1916 Saratoga yearling auction by newspaperman, businessman, and breeder Willis Sharpe Kilmer.…

TFF p 145 - 1866-09-08 Lexington (2).tif
This is a digitized print image of American Thoroughbred and the 16-time leading North American sire, Lexington.

Lexington was born in 1850 within what is now the city limits of Lexington, Kentucky. He was bred by Dr. Elisha Warfield, an…

Triangle - 1940-05-05 Gallahadion - Giving the well-known horse laught at Pimlico the day after winning the Kentucky Derby (2).jpg
Photograph of the American Thoroughbred Gallahadion taken the day after his 1940 Kentucky Derby win.

Gallahadion (by Sir Gallahad III out of Countess Time) was owned by Ethel Mars’ Milky Way Farm and trained by Roy Waldron. He began his career…

Thayer - Whirlaway as a two year old at Saratoga (2).jpg
This conformation shot of the American Thoroughbred and Hall of Famer Whirlaway was taken at Saratoga during his two-year-old season (1940).

Whirlaway, bred and foaled at Calumet Farm in 1938, was trained by Ben Jones. He was a multiple graded…

Spirit of the Times p 333 - 1877-10-27 Ten Broeck (2).tif
This image, reproduced from the Spirit of the Times, is of the American Thoroughbred Ten Broeck.

Ten Broeck was bred by John Harper and foaled near Midway, Kentucky, in June of 1872.

Ten Broeck set records at distances ranging from one to…

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

Triangle - 1942-07-18 Garden State Park - crowd at mutuel windows  on opening day 2.jpg
This photograph features the mutuel windows line on opening day (July 7, 1942) at Garden State Park Racetrack.
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