Man o' War with Winston Gordon

Title

Man o' War with Winston Gordon

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

Photograph of American Thoroughbred Man o' War with exercise rider Winston Gordon.

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.

Creator

Joseph Alvie Estes

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

acetate negative

Files

Man o' War with Winston Gordon.jpg

Citation

Joseph Alvie Estes, “Man o' War with Winston Gordon ,” The Keeneland Library, accessed November 14, 2018, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/395.

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