Man O' War (1917-1947), Sire of 1937 Triple Crown winner, War Admiral and grandsire of Seabiscuit. Man o' War rescued American horseracing in the 1920s, despite competing for just two years. Following his death, he was voted the greatest thoroughbred of the first half of the 20th Century. Following his brilliant 1919 debut, Man o' War won three stakes races in 17 days, and when he retired 16 months later, he was a national hero. Man o' War won 20 of his 21 races.
Winner of $1,997,896.00 in racing and five time 'Horse of The Year', Kelso proved he is still on his toes in an exhibition of jumping and dressage at Monmouth Park. Before the Monmouth Park stands where he won his first stakes victory in the Choice Stakes of 1960, Kelso soars over a jump in the special infield course. Micheal Plumb, Captain of the U.S. Olympic Equestrian Three-Day Team, is pictured aboard the 11-year old Gelding. July 12, 1968.
Congratulations to Writethatdown on concluding his racing career! His owners Fantasy Lane Stable have a commitment to ensuring that all of their retired runners have a home after their racing careers are over.