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Descendants in Man o' War's Memorial Gravesite

 
 
Descendants in Man o' War's Memorial Gravesite Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 23, 2022
1. Descendants in Man o' War's Memorial Gravesite Marker
Inscription.  In addition to the great Man o' War, this memorial gravesite also holds the final remains of several of his sons and daughters including Triple Crown winner, War Admiral.

War Admiral (1938-1900) Buried with Man o' War
By Man o' War, out of Brushup by Sweep
War Admiral, Man o' War's greatest son, was foaled on Samuel Riddle's Faraway Farm in 1934. As a two-year-old, he won three of his six races. Favored to win the Kentucky Derby, War Admiral won handily. He went on to win the Preakness after a furious stretch duel with Pampoon, and three weeks later took the Belmont Stakes for a sweep of the Triple Crown. He finished the year winning all eight of his starts and was named Horse of the Year for 1937.

At four, War Admiral won nine times in 11 starts including the Jockey Club Gold Cup. One of the two losses was in a match-race to national idol, Seabiscuit in the Pimlico Special. Seabiscuit took an early lead and repelled a strong challenge from War Admiral to post a three-length victory in track-record time.

War Admiral won his only time out at five, and was retired to stud with
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a cumulative record of 21 wins in 26 starts. He was leading sire in 1945, the leading sire of juveniles in 1948, and leading broodmare sire in 1962 and 1964. He sired a total of 40 stakes winners before his death in 1959. In 1977 his gravesite was moved to the Kentucky Horse Park.

War Relic (1938-1963) Buried with Man o' War
By Man o' War, out of Friar's Carse by Friar Rock
War Relic did not race as a two-year-old but won his first race at three in 1941. Six straight losses followed but he came back with 8 wins in the final 10 starts of that year. War Relic was retired to stud in 1942 after a successful four-year-old season. He was leading site of two-year-olds in 1950.

Brushup (1929-1956)
By Sweep out of Annette K by Harry of Herford
Best known as the dam of War Admiral, Brushup did not have an impressive racing record, racing only three times as a two-year-old in 1931 earning a total of $200.

War Hazard (1938-1944)
By Man o' War out of Artifice by American Beauty
Foaled in 1938 at Faraway Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, this chestnut filly not only resembled her sire in color but also had an impressive racing record. Of her 43 races, she won 25, finished second or third in eleven others.

War Kilt (1943-1956)
By
Descendants in Man o' War's Memorial Gravesite Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 23, 2022
2. Descendants in Man o' War's Memorial Gravesite Marker
Featured marker at left, next to gravestones for several of Man o' War's sires.
Man o'War out of Friar's Carse by Friar Rock

One of the last crop of foals by Man o' War, the chestnut filly started eight times as a two-year-old with three wins, the most notable being the Demoiselle Stakes. She only raced once her three-year-old season and finished out of the money.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsCemeteries & Burial SitesSports.
 
Location. 38° 8.936′ N, 84° 31.23′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Iron Works Parkway and Iron Works Pike. Marker is at the Man o' War memorial gravesite in Kentucky Horse Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington KY 40511, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Isaac Burns Murphy (here, next to this marker); African Americans in Racing (a few steps from this marker); The Mostest Hoss (a few steps from this marker); Will Harbut and Man o' War (a few steps from this marker); Getting Ready (a few steps from this marker); The Two-Year-Old (a few steps from this marker); The Years at Stud (a few steps from this marker); The Race He Lost (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
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 Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral - 1938 Match Race (Pimlico Special). Footage of the famous match race won by Seabiscuit. (Vintage North American Horse Racing, uploaded Feb. 25, 2007) (Submitted on July 30, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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