Man O’ War Celebration Planned at Kentucky Horse Park

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Man O' War, Sculpture, Kentucky Horse Park
Photo Courtesy: www.kyhorsepark.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Horse Park is planning a yearlong celebration to honor the great thoroughbred Man o’ War.

The Lexington tourist attraction says its plans to open an exhibit featuring artifacts from Man o’ War’s illustrious career as a racehorse and sire. The exhibit will open on March 29. The celebration is part of observances planned for the horse’s 100th birthday.

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Horse Park executive director Laura Prewitt says numerous events will be held throughout central Kentucky to honor the horse. She says a legacy mural of Man o’ War will be painted in downtown Lexington, and special Man o’ War-themed horse farm tours will be offered.

Man ‘o War is considered one of the greatest racehorses of all time, winning 20 of 21 races.

 

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