Man O'War

Man O'War:

Man O'War Home

Man O'War

Burial Site and Other Markers

A few of his Descendants:

War Admiral



Personal Ensign


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1917 - 1947

Statue and Burial Site of Man O'War at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY

Known as "Big Red," this legendary chestnut Thoroughbred was born in 1917 and raced in 1919 and 1920. Man O' War passed away on November 1, 1947 after suffering a heart attack. More than two thousand people attended the funeral, which was broadcast by radio. The great stallion was the first horse to be embalmed and he lay in state for several days in a specially made casket lined with his racing colors (black and gold), the first horse ever buried this way. He is now buried at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington