Man o' War with Will Harbut (4)


Man o' War with Will Harbut (4)


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American Thoroughbred Man o' War with his groom Will Harbut and an unknown visitor in uniform at Faraway Farm.

Harbut was Man o' War's groom at Faraway Farm from the fall of 1930 until the spring of 1946.

Man o’ War received roughly 50,000 guests each year, totaling an estimated 1.5 million visitors during his years at Hinata Farm (1921-1922) and Faraway Farm (1922-1947).

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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