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Man O' War wins at Belmont....



Item # 583447

September 14, 1919

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Springfield, Massachusetts, September 14, 1919

* Thoroughbred racehorse Man O' War
* Futurity Stakes - 5th major win
* Belmont Park, New York


This 36 page newspaper has a headline on page 15 that reads: "Man-o'War Takes Futurity Classic" with subheads that include: "MAN-O''-WAR WINS BIG FUTURITY" and more (see photos).

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day.  Light browning, a little margin wear, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: Man o' War, (March 29, 1917 Nursery Stud farm, Lexington, Kentucky – November 1, 1947, Faraway Farm) is considered one of the greatest Thoroughbred racehorses of all time. During his career just after World War I, he won 20 of 21 races and $249,465 in purses.

By the prominent sire Fair Play, his dam Mahubah was by the U.K. Triple Crown Champion, Rock Sand. Man o' War was owned and bred by August Belmont, Jr. (1851–1924), whose father's accomplishments were recognized through the naming of the Belmont Stakes. Belmont Jr. joined the United States Army at age 65 to serve in France during World War I. While he was overseas, his wife named a new foal "Man o' War" in honor of her husband. However, the Belmonts decided to liquidate their racing stable. At the Saratoga yearling sale in 1918, Man o' War was sold at a final bid of $5,000 to Samuel D. Riddle who brought him to his Glen Riddle Farm near Berlin, Maryland. The underbidder at the auction was believed to be Robert L Gerry, Sr.

Category: The 20th Century

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