I don’t know about you, but when I was little, Man O’ War was on par with human royalty. His Breyer was one of my favorites. After all, he is considered the greatest Thoroughbred racehorse of all time. He won 20 of 21 starts in the 1920s and went on to sire many horse racing “greats.”
Oh, what I wouldn’t have given to see that horse in real-life, burning up the track! He carried more weight (handicap) than most two year-olds (130 pounds) and by the time he was three, he was carrying 138 pounds, as much as 32 pounds more than other horses in the same race.
A real life Black Stallion, he was.
In this rare footage, watch the Stallion be himself, playing in the pasture, and then watch him do what he did best – race.
Rare footage found of Man O’ War
Posted by I’m a horseaddict on Monday, November 16, 2015
He was a beautiful equine, for sure. Inducted into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame in 1957, one has to wonder – could he have beaten American Pharoah?