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Status:
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Bred:
Kentucky (USA) by Samuel D. Riddle  -  [Add Data]
Pedigree:
Man o' War  -  Brushup  by  Sweep
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The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and the Saratoga 150 Committee today unveiled a new attraction designed to pay homage to the most accomplished thoroughbreds to compete at Saratoga Race Course during its 150-year history. Read More
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. · 375 days ago ·
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  • Sullivan · I'll tell kids in 40 years that there was no horse to challenge Wise Dan · 375 days ago ·
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The new points system has had enough debate. Let’s take a more radical look at the Kentucky Derby and think about what would change if the maximum field were 14. Read More
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  • icyhotboo · "He doesn't necessarily have to win Saturday to go to the (Kentucky) Derby, but he has to run the right kind of race. If he doesn't, we won't go. I want the horse to take me there." McGaughey/ If more owner trainers let the horse guide them, they wouldn't have to set a 20 horse limit, because about half of them in a 20 horse field aren't ready or are strictly sprinters that clog up the field at some point and foul it up for others when they rapidly fall back. · 469 days ago ·
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  • icyhotboo · I know this is said almost every year, but this year there does seem to be many quality horses. · 469 days ago ·
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The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and the Saratoga 150 Committee today announced a new attraction designed to pay homage to the most accomplished thoroughbreds to compete at Saratoga Race Course during its 150-year history. Read More
  • skipaway2000 · No Fourstardave in the inaugural class? This list is invalid! · 469 days ago ·
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  • Mike in SB · I thought Fourstardave would be in the first group, but he still has a street named after him. · 469 days ago ·
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Triple Crown winner and reigning Horse of the Year War Admiral - son of the great Man o' War - met the rags-to-riches people's horse, Seabiscuit, at...Read More
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  • Emerald01 · It isn't ironic that Man o' War died less than a month after Will Harbut. It is merely an interesting happenstance. I blame Alannis Morissette for people not understanding the word "ironic". · 644 days ago ·
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  • Mary Z. · Almost a year old thread, but I agree, she could have titled the song, Isn't It A B. · 644 days ago ·
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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. · 644 days ago ·
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  • 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. · 644 days ago ·
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It may have been his famous match-race loss to Seabiscuit that most people remember today, but War Admiral was one of the greatest U.S. racehorses in history. He won 21 of his 26 career starts and became the nation's fourth Triple Crown winner in 1937. Read More
Contested at 1 ½ miles at Belmont Park in New York, the Belmont Stakes, for 3-year old thoroughbreds, is the longest and final race of the American Triple Crown series. It is aptly known as the "Test of a Champion" for being the most demanding and challenging race for a prospective winner in pursuit...Read More
The Riddle colt did not emerge from winter quarters until April 14,1937,when he won the six-furlong Calvert Purse at Havre de Grace in gate-to-wire fashion. Next came the Chesapeake Stakes, Havre de Grace’s main prep for the major spring events. War Admiral won by six lengths over Flamingo Stakes wi...Read More
Let’s take a look at some comparisons between I’ll Have Another and the holders of racing’s Holy Grail…Read More
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  • wcbguy1 · HE Come a long way, I'll have another was even in the talk of winning the derby and he won it. Then he had doubters when coming in the prekaness stakes, and now he'l prove all his doubters wrong in the belmont. trust me. · 775 days ago ·
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  • wcbguy1 · ingore that comment down below.HE Come a long way, I'll have another was not even in the talk of winning the derby and he won it. Then he had doubters when coming in the prekaness stakes, and now he'l prove all his doubters wrong in the belmont. trust me. · 775 days ago ·
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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 · 898 days ago ·
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  • cocoa2 · Sure have. Tampa Bay Downs, Suffolk Downs. Goin' out to Aqueduct, Spa and Belmont this year. · 876 days ago ·
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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. · 988 days ago ·
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  • cocoa2 · I said "could" not did. · 876 days ago ·
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This Saturday, August 6, 2011, the 84th running of The Whitney Handicap (G1) will take place at one of the great race tracks in the country, Saratoga. Here’s a look back at some of the great champions of the race ...Read More
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. · 898 days ago ·
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  • 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 · 898 days ago ·
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Blind Luck vs. Havre De Grace #6 continues a wonderful tradition of rivalry in the sport of kings ...Read More
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  • ChristineDix · Alysheba and Bet Twice? Sunday Silence and Easy Goer? Wow-you could go on all day! · 1094 days ago ·
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  • cpsoren121 · Good call Melaina! It's nice to see a rivalry again! I know the media was trying with AK and Shackelford, but with the injuries and all... · 1093 days ago ·
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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!
Memorial Day is an appropriate time to think of the heritage of sport and courage that lies in the pedigrees of our horses. In the claimer, as well as the classic horse, lie traces of the greatest racers of past years. Lack of immediate exposure of past champions as ...Read More

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