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With a name like Man O’ War, you have to be a horse racing champion. This infographic from a horse breeding farm in California gives you the stats from some of the sport’s top winners. Original source: http://www.thoroughbredstallionbestminister.com/670578/2013/03/26/galloping-into-history--famed-race-horses-infographic.html

With a name like Man O’ War, you have to be a horse racing champion. This infographic from a horse breeding farm in California gives you the stats from some of the sport’s top winners. Original source: http://www.thoroughbredstallionbestminister.com/670578/2013/03/26/galloping-into-history--famed-race-horses-infographic.html

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 in his coffin. The most famous Thoroughbred died on November 1, 1947 at the age of 30 of an apparent heart attack. He was the first horse to be embalmed, and his casket was lined in his riding colors. Man o’ War’s funeral was broadcast internationally over the radio and over 2,000 people came to pay their final respects.

Man o' War as a foal in 1917 <3 One of my all time fave race horses. I don't know why, but I read a book on him over and over as a kid.

Seabiscuit - descendant of Man O' War - confirmation was less than perfect - used as a training horse to help Granville learn to win races - but he overcame the odds because Seabiscuit had the heart of a champion

Sea Biscuit ~ What a champion! If he had ran the three races to "Triple Crown" JMO Sea Biscuit most likely would have taken it!@ He is a Beauty !

from The Campfire Chronicle by Stargazer Mercantile

Man o’ War: The Most Famous Horse That Never Ran In The Kentucky Derby

Man-O-War. Look at what a beefcake he was. He looks like a Quarter Horse. What happened to this style of TB? (I dunno, but I'm pretty sure they aren't breaking legs on the home stretch or just out of the gate. ~ZR)

"You go to France and bring back the Tomb of Napoleon. You go to India and buy the Taj Mahal. Then I'll put a price on Man o' War." - Samuel Riddle