----------- Man O' War -------------
The famous race horse nick-named "Big Red" - Man O' War of Faraway farms in Lexington, Kentucky foaled March 29, 1917 died Nov 1, 1947 His 21st birthday was broadcast over the radio in 1938. After his death there had been a 3 day memorial before burial. A statue of Man O'War stands near the entrance to the parkstands in Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. The bronzed statue was created by artist Herbert Haseltine. Man O' War's remains and statue were transferred in 1976 to the Kentucky Horse Park, from original home at Faraway Farms. Man O' War won 20 of his 21 races and sired 379 foals, 291 of which went on to race. His most famous racing decendents were War Admiral, and Seabiscuit. Saturday Evening Post magazine dated September 13, 1941 issue On the cover shows Man O'War and his groom, William Harbut, who cared for him since 1938. Man O' War had a close bond with his groom - they say the horse missed his groom and the horse died less than a month after Harbut passed away. Read the books Man O' War his story told by author Walter Farley and another by Edward L. Bowen. Man O War's likeness was also made into a miniature scale model by the Breyer plastic molds company.