Man o’ War: A Photographic Tribute

Images from the life of the great Man O' War.

Man o' War as a suckling in 1917.

Photo: Blood-horse Library

As a yearling in 1918.

Photo: Blood-horse Library

The Man o' War Team - Man o' War as a 2-year old with (from right to left) trainer Louis Feustel, owner Samuel D. Riddle, and jockey John Loftus.

Photo: Blood-horse Library

Fair Play, sire of Man o' War

Photo: Blood-horse Library

Upset - Man o' War's lone defeat came in 1919 in the Sanford Stakes where he was defeated by Upset.

Photo: Keeneland-cook

After victory in the Belmont Futurity, his final start as a 2-year old.

Photo: Keeneland-cook

A Belmont Stakes victory propelled Man o' War to top race horse in the country.

Photo: Jerry Cooke Collection

In the Dwyer, Man o' War found some competition in John P. Grier.

Photo: Keeneland-cook

Man o' War defeated both John P. Grier and Upset in the Travers.

Photo: Keeneland-cook

Strutting his stuff at the Travers.

Photo: Keeneland-cook

Battling with Damask in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (Man o' War would win by 15 lengths.)

Photo: Blood-horse Library

His final start, a match race with 1919 Triple Crown winner Sir Barton, was another runaway victory.

Photo: Sutcliffe Pictures

A ticket to the Match Race.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Ken Grayson holds Man o' War's silks and saddle.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Man o' War as a young stallion at Hinata Farm where he stood before moving to Riddle's Faraway Farm.

Photo: Keeneland-mcclure

At Faraway Farm.

Photo: Estes Collection

Renovated to its original state, the stallion barn where Man o' War stood during his stud career and the breeding shed now on Greg Goodman's Mt. Brilliant Farm near Lexington, Ky.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Conformation picture.

Photo: La Fayette Studio

Regular exercise may have helped contribute to the stallion's longevity.

Photo: Mack Hughes

Man o' War with his groom, Will Harbut.

Photo: Keeneland-thayer

Man o' War was buried in his entire in a lined casket and his funeral was broadcast on radio.

Photo: James W. Sames Iii

His statue was unveiled in 1948, a year after his death.

Photo: Keeneland Library

Man o' War's best son, 1937 Triple Crown winner War Admiral.

Photo: Blood-horse Library

Tiznow, two-time Breeders' Cup Classic Winner is a direct male descendant of Man o' War.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Today, Man o' War greets 100s of thousands of visitors to the Kentucky Horse Park.

Photo: Barbara D. Livingston