Man o' War

Man o' War (HM2LE)

Location: Lexington, KY 40511 Fayette County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 8.959', W 84° 31.209'

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(Obverse):
Fair Play - Mahubah, by Rock Sand
Greatest race horse and leading money winner of his day. Winner of twenty of twenty-one starts with lifetime earnings of $249,465. Foaled March 29, 1917, at August Belmont's Nursery Stud a few miles away. Sold at auction as yearling for $5,000 to Samuel D. Riddle, his owner throughout his racing career and later retirement. "Big Red" sired 62 stakes winners, his get earning over $3.5 million. War Admiral, Triple Crown winner, was most famous of his offspring. Man o' War died November 1, 1947; lies buried beneath this statue by noted sculptor Herbert Haseltine.

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Races Won By Man o' War
2 year old, 1919
Futurity · Tremont · Grand Union Hotel · U.S. Hotel · Hopeful · Youthful · Hudson · Purse Race, at Belmont · Keene Memorial
Won all entered as a 2 year old, except second in Sanford Memorial.

3 year old, 1920
Belmont · Potomac · Dwyer · Preakness · Jockey Club · Stuyvesant · Kenilworth Gold Cup · Travers · Lawrence Realization · Withers · Miller
Won all entered as a 3 year old, eight in record time.
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Details
HM NumberHM2LE
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
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Marker Number1215
Year Placed1968
Placed ByThe Thoroughbred Club of America, Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 10:43pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 717298 N 4225288
Decimal Degrees38.14931667, -84.52015000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 8.959', W 84° 31.209'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 8' 57.54" N, 84° 31' 12.54" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)859, 502
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 302 Cigar Ln, Lexington KY 40511, US
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