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Man o’ War at 100

March 29

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Man o’ War at 100
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Man o’ War’s birth, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will explore the life and legacy of one of thoroughbred racing’s greatest icons in a new exhibit, Man o’ War at 100, which opens to the public on March 29, the date he was foaled at Nursery Stud in Kentucky in 1917. Told through artwork, rare photographs, memorabilia and multimedia presentations, Man o’ War at 100, will examine the life of one of America’s greatest sporting heroes and the lasting impact he has had on the sport through his legacy on the track and in the bloodlines of his descendants. Man o’ War won 20 of his 21 career starts, including the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. He set numerous American and track records and was as popular in his time as the likes of Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey and Red Grange. At Saratoga, Man o’ War won the Travers Stakes, Miller Stakes, Hopeful Stakes, Grand Union Hotel Stakes and the United States Hotel Stakes. Saratoga was also the site of Man o’ War’s lone defeat, which took place during the infamous and controversial 1919 Sanford Memorial Stakes. Man o’ War was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1957. There will be several unique Man o’ War-themed events held at the Museum throughout the duration of the exhibit. Man o’ War at 100 will be open through 2018. Please visit www.racingmuseum.org for more information or call (518) 584-0400.

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March 29