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War Admiral Silks Breed, Own & Train horses like
War Admiral
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Status:
Deceased
Owner(s):
Trainer:
Bred:
Kentucky (USA) by Samuel D. Riddle  -  [Add Data]
Pedigree:
Man o' War  -  Brushup  by  Sweep
Rating:
 
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interesting fact. my grandma was born the same year War Admiral won the Triple Crown. my grandpa was also born the year of a Triple Crown. anyone want to guess what one?
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  • rafirox · ^^^yes, admittedly. I grew up with those like Secretariat, Forego, Ruffian, Foolish Pleasure, Alydar, Affirmed, Slew, Bid, Dahlia, etc. · 446 days ago
  • Sullivan · I'll tell kids in 40 years that there was no horse to challenge Wise Dan · 446 days ago
I'm surprised he isn't higher on the list. He wasn't the equal of his sire, but he certainly was an incredible champion. The way he won the Belmont Stakes with a severe hoof injury showed the speed, stamina, and heart of a real champion.
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  • travel_vic · GREAT horses like this one have no current followers who are knowledgable enough to know where he relates to the whole heirarachy. · 716 days ago
  • Buckpasser · One of the reasons he became a top sire had to do with ER Bradley breeding his top mares to him. Bradley liked his conformation, as he was close coupled. Even though he was a TC winner, many breeders were not interested in him in part because of Hastings and his temperment issues which were bequeathed to many of MOW's sons, including Hard Tack Seabiscuits sire and War Relic who stomped one of his grooms to death. The other reason for his lack of popularity had to do with the penchant for imported sires. Once Bradley sent his great mares to him, War Admiral became a sire very much in demand. · 715 days ago
It blows me away that he is so low in the rankings. IMO, he was a far greater racehorse than his sire Man O' War.
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  • travel_vic · real nasty tempered animal. Old Riddle had lightning strike twice · 970 days ago
  • cocoa2 · Sure have. Tampa Bay Downs, Suffolk Downs. Goin' out to Aqueduct, Spa and Belmont this year. · 948 days ago
Has a bad wrap from the Seabiscuit movie that he doesn't deserve, he got a chance and took it. Showed that he could win the Triple Crown just like his daddy could.
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  • CauseForConcern · I understand your point of view, Protaganist, but there was also an arrogance of the east coast against the Kentucky Derby in those early days. I believe he shunned the Ky Derby, thinking it was beneath him, to run his colt in the not-yet-heralded Ky Derby. He had raced 10 times as a 2 year old, prior to his 3 year old campaign. · 1060 days ago
  • cocoa2 · I said "could" not did. · 948 days ago
I will always have some kind of vendetta against this horse because his owner was notoriously obnoxious and somewhat cruel to a good man such as Charles Howard - who obviously owned one of my favorites (The Biscuit). Though I'm not denying that War Admiral was a fantastic racehorse and an animal capable of great endurance. But heyheyhey - who won that matchrace now? :p Though I find it funny that War's dad is Man O' War and Biscuit's grandad is one of the same hehehe.
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  • zxswordxz · Man O War was way way way before my time. But from research and my own conclusion, I don't believe he was the greatest of all time. A lot of his race involve one other horse. I don't know if other connection were dodging him or he was dodging other connection. In addition, I don't believe his era produce the best competition but that is just me. I'm sure others would disagree. I rank Citation, Native Dancer, Buckpasser, Secretariat, Affirmed and The Bid as some of the greats who prove a lot on the track. However, I'm still waiting to see if I can see another Secretariat in my life time. · 970 days ago
  • travel_vic · Most of his races had wholesale scratches. His only serious contender was John P. Grier but in his defense MOW fell to his knees at the start. One of only aboout 1900 foals from the war time domestic crop · 970 days ago
War Admiral should be so much higher up in the rankings.
OMG I <3 THIS HORSE ONE OF MY FAVE.
Just such an incredible horse!

War Admiral - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View DetailsView Video11/01/38War Admiral2ndPim11 3/16 mDPimlico Special 3 MSeabiscuitWar Admiral 1:56.60
View Details06/05/37War Admiral1stBel51 1/2mDBelmont Stakes-G1 3 MWar AdmiralSceneshifterVamoose2:28.60
View Details05/15/37War Admiral1stPim61 3/16 mDPreakness Stakes-G1  War AdmiralPompoonFlying Scot1:58.40
View DetailsView Video05/08/37War Admiral1stCD61 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MWar AdmiralPompoonReaping Reward2:03.20
View Details04/27/37War Admiral1stCD11 1/4 mDAllow 3 MWar Admiral