Man O' War 3/29/17 - 11/1/47 Sire of 1937 Triple Crown winner, War Admiral and grandsire of Seabiscuit. Man o' War rescued American horseracing in the 1920s, despite competing for just two years. Following his death, he was voted the greatest thoroughbred of the first half of the 20th Century. Following his brilliant 1919 debut, Man o' War won three stakes races in 17 days, and when he retired 16 months later, he was a national hero. Man o' War won 20 of his 21 races.
Man o' War, March 29, 1917, Nursery Stud farm, Lexington, Kentucky is considered one of the greatest Thoroughbred racehorses of all time. During his career just after World War I, he won 20 of 21 races and $249,465 in purses. Among Man o' War's famous offspring were War Admiral, the 1937 Triple Crown winner and the second official Horse of the Year. His offspring, Hard Tack, sired Seabiscuit. Man o' War died on 1 November 1947 at age 30 of an apparent heart attack.
The Portuguese Man o’ War is not one animal, but is actually comprised of colonies of invertebrate, jelly-like marine animals of the family: Physaliidae glomming together. These pelagic hydroids (or hydrozoans) colonize and are infamous for their very painful, powerful sting.
Man O' War. The "mostest hoss" and the one by which all others are measured. Big Red is ranked No. 1 in greatest thoroughbred racehorses of all time. Winner of 20 of 21 races and known as a "sire of sires", two of his sons, Clyde Van Dusen and War Admiral, won the Triple Crown.
Man o' War died quietly on November 1, 1947 at the age of 30 (his age in this photo). Man o'War was eventually moved to the Kentucky Horse Park, where the original burial site was recreated. More than 50 years after his death, he still attracts thousands of visitors anually. And in the words of Will Harbut, Red's groom, he is still the "mostest hoss."
Man o'War was foaled on March 29, 1917 out of the mare Muhubah. Right from the get-go, people knew Man o'War was a special colt because he was born unafraid with fiery eyes like that of his immortal grandsire, Hastings.