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Hard Tack: Ill-tempered son of Man-O-War, sire of Seabiscuit.

Man O' War 3/29/17 - 11/1/47 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.

Probably the most famous photo of the legendary racehorse Seabiscuit, beating "the fastest horse in the world" War Admiral at Pimlico, November 1st, 1938. Both horse and jockey George Woolf gaze right into the camera while all else is a blur. I love this photo.

SEABISCUIT (USA) B h 1933, Hard Tack - Swing On. Winner of 33 races from 89 starts with another 16 placings, the unattractive horse proved a giant on the racetrack. A grandson of Man o' War, his most famous race was that with the most elite son of Man o' War in WAR ADMIRAL, which he won by four lengths in November 1938 at Pimlico.

Seabiscuit - descendant of Man O' War - confirmation was less than perfect - used as a training horse to help Granville learn to win races - but he overcame the odds because Seabiscuit had the heart of a champion

Seabiscuit and War Admiral...the infamous match race..and just think..Seabiscuit was told he was too small to race.

Seabiscuit & War Admiral in the infamous match race

Seabiscuit (USA) 1933-1947 TB bay stallion. Hard Tack {Man o' War x Tea Biscuit by Rock Sand} x Swing On {Whisk Broom x Balance by Rebelais}

Seabiscuit 1933-1947 - At 4, Seabiscuit set records in four Handicaps, won three others and was named Champion Male Handicap Horse. Seabiscuit beat War Admiral in the 1938 Pimlico Special and was named 1938 Horse of the Year. Seabiscuit finished with career earnings of $437,730, winning 33 of his 89 starts.

“In 1938... the year's #1 newsmaker was not FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. Nor was it Lou Gehrig or Clark Gable. The subject of the most newspaper column inches in 1938 wasn't even a person. It was an undersized, crooked-legged racehorse named Seabiscuit.”- Lauren Hillenbrand

seabiscuit horse | Seabiscuit and War Admiral - Horse Racing

Polynesian: damsire to Boldnesian, who was the grand-sire of the Slew! Polynesian's grand-sire, a British TB named Sickle, was a son of the renowned Phalaris, who sired Pharos, who, when bred to the elegant Italian Catnip daughter, Nogara, sired Nearco, who sired Nasrullah, who sired Bold Ruler, who sired Secretariat. That's one helluva sire-line and Encore got them both!