The story of Cupid, a bay mare from Essex, who for more than three years rode back and forth from the trenches in France, trekked across the Sinai desert and dodged shellfire during bloody battles for Gaza.
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.
Could mystery horse skeleton be legendary 18th century racehorse Doctor Syntax?
Archaeologists may have discovered the skeleton of the legendary 19th century stallion Doctors Syntax. The bones were uncovered during the excavation of the former royal stables of Palace House, one of the homes of King Charles II, in Newmarket, Suffolk.
Three-time leading American sire Fair Play, sire of Man o' War, pictured shortly after he was auctioned off in 1924 after his owner August Belmont Jr's death. Aged 19 at the time, he fetched $ 100,000. Bought by Joseph E Widener and moved to Elmendorf Farm, where he died on December 17, 1929. He was buried under a half-size statue of himself on a part of Elmendorf which is now known as Normandy Farm. Man o'War's mother Mahubah was bought at the same sale and is buried beside Fair Play.
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."