Man o'War - A Legacy Of Racing Talent
A Legacy of Racing Talent
For decades, Man o' War continued to be the benchmark of racing quality. According to espn.com, by mid-century an Associated Press poll "overwhelmingly voted [him] the greatest thoroughbred of the first half of the twentieth century." The Man o' War Stakes is run in his name; a notable winner is Secretariat. Man o' War lived to a fine old age in equine terms; when he died at age thirty on November 1, 1947, thousands attended a memorial ceremony. In 1999 ESPN named the horse to its list of the one hundred greatest athletes of the twentieth century.