Man o' War

Dr. William McGee, Last Veterinarian To Care For Man O’ War, Passes Away At 100

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Dr. William R. McGee,  son of Lloyd Marcus McGee and Ada May McGee, passed away peacefully on Aug. 4 in Naples, FL. He was 100 years old.

Dr. McGee was born on Feb. 1, 1917, in Corvallis, Montana. He lettered in football, basketball, and track in high school, and worked in his father's livery stable and as a blacksmith in logging camps. He then attended the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, from which he graduated in 1939.

TDN Podcast with Ercel Ellis on Man o' War

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Man o’ War’s 100th birthday has spawned a year-long celebration of the horse many consider to be the best in history. There aren’t many people left who can say they knew him, but if you’re looking for someone who did so intimately, look no further than Ercel Ellis. The Thoroughbred Daily News now has an excellent podcast available for your listening enjoyment.

Keeneland Feature on Man o' War

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Keeneland recently published an article about Man o' War's 100th birthday celebration year, which is being observed by multiple equine organizations nationwide. The article was written for the Spring 2017 Keeneland Magazine and touches on the mighty Big Red's impact over the years, an enduring legacy which continues to evolve and grow 100 years after his birth.

Follow the link below to read the full article:
http://www.keeneland.com/sites/default/files/shared/293386/BigRed.pdf

State and Local Officials Kick Off Celebration of the Life of Man o’ War at the Kentucky Horse Park

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The Kentucky Horse Park, along with state and local officials, today launched a season-long celebration honoring the 100th birthday of Thoroughbred legend, Man o’ War, who was foaled on March 29, 1917.  Man o’ War went on to become one of the foremost racehorses of all time, as well as one of the most famous Kentuckians. 
 

Kentucky.com Feature on Man o' War's 100th Birthday

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Kentucky.com recently published an article about Man o' War's 100th Birthday celebration which is scheduled to take place at the Kentucky Horse Park throughout 2017. The article is written by Stuart Sanders, who is the Kentucky Historical Society’s history advocate, and touches on Man o' War's impact over the years, a legacy which continues to evolve and grow 100 years after his birth.

Man o' War Featured by Kentucky Monthly

Kentucky Monthly

Kentucky Monthly recently published an article about Man o' War and the observation of his 100th birthday. The article includes information about the Man o' War Celebration at the Kentucky Horse Park during 2017, as well as the recent restoration of Big Red's memorial statue here at the park.

Follow the link below to read the full article:
http://www.kentuckymonthly.com/culture/history/keeping-the-flame-alive/

Trainer Article on Man o' War

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Trainer Magazine recently published an article about Man o' War, which coincides with the Man o' War Celebration at the Kentucky Horse Park. Titled "Man o' War The First 100 Years" the article highlights the first 100 years of Man o' War. The article is an in-depth account of Man o' War's life and his enduring impact after his death, as well.

Follow the link below to read the full article:
http://trainermagazine.com/articles/man-o-war/2017/2/13

Man o' War Featured by America's Best Racing

Man o' War

Man o' War was unquestionably the most famous Thoroughbred who ever lived. He dominated his competition like no other horse. 99 years after Man o' War's birth, Terry Conway recently wrote an article on "Big Red" for America's Best Racing.

Read the full article here:
http://www.americasbestracing.net/en/the-latest/blogs/2013/03/18/man-o-war-the-measuring-stick-for-greatness/

Four KHP Champions Featured by Thoroughbred Racing Commentary

Several of the Kentucky Horse Park's past champions were featured in an article published by the Thoroughbred Racing Commentary titled "Racing immortals: four of America's greatest champions."

To read the full article, please follow this link:
https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/articles/racing-immortals-four-americas-greatest-champions

KHP Makes Herald-Leader's List of 10 Lexington Places to Visit

In preparation for the Breeders' Cup, the Lexington Herald-Leader recently posted its top ten places to visit while in Lexington, and the Kentucky Horse Park made the list, among many other deserving candidates.

Please click the link to read the full article:
http://www.kentucky.com/2015/09/28/4060717_10-places-to-visit-while-youre.html