1861 - 1951"Lots of men might have a million dollars, but only one man can have Man o' war," said Will Harbut, the faithful groom of the great stallion. The one man who had Man o' War was Samuel D. Riddle, who once handed back the check of a wealthy Texan who had urged him to name his price for the horse. Riddle had purchased Man o' War as a yearling for $5,000 and raced him to legendary status. "Big Red" won 20 of 21 races in 1919 and 1920 and thereafter stood at stud for many years at Faraway farm outside Lexington. He was such a public idol that after his death at the age of 30, his funeral was broadcast nationally on radio. Owner Riddle, a dashing sportsman of the Pennsylvania hunt fields, ran the Glen Riddle textile company founded by his grandfather. He later bred and raced Man o' War's best son, Triple Crown winner War Admiral.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 1:34am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 720272 N 4213418|
|Decimal Degrees||38.04171667, -84.48990000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 2.503', W 84° 29.394'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 2' 30.18" N, 84° 29' 23.64" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 133 Midland Ave, Lexington KY 40508, US|
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