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War Admiral
Birth: May 2, 1934
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Oct. 30, 1959
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA

4th Triple Crown Winner. The 1937 Triple Crown Winner was ridden by Charles Kurtsinger. War Admiral led from the starting gate at the Kentucky Derby and won by one and a half lengths and then had a close call at the Preakness a week later prevailing merely by his head. He stumbled leaving the gate at The Belmont and reached the winner's circle in a trail of blood. He had kicked himself in the race and torn off a piece of the hoof wall on the right foreleg. Despite the injury, he won the race by 3 lengths and equaled the track record. He was given a four month hiatus and the leg healed well enough to win three more races to close out the year with eight consecutive victories. He was the only horse to ever accomplish this feat earning him the horse of the year award. In 1938 at Pimlico, in a two-horse match with his opponent Seabiscuit ridden by George Woolf, he was defeated by three lengths. He ran only once in 1939 and was retired. He became a very successful stud horse and was named America's leading sire in 1945 producing many foals who became stakes winners. He passed away at age twenty four in his stall and was buried beside his sire Man o' War. (bio by: Donald Greyfield) 
Family links: 
   Man O' War (1917 - 1947)
   Busher (1942 - 1955)*
  American Flag (1922 - 1942)*
   Bateau (1925 - ____)*
  Admirald's Lassie (1925 - ____)*
  Hard Tack (1926 - 1947)*
  Battleship Gray (1926 - ____)*
  Warrior Lass (1926 - ____)*
  Clyde Van Dusen (1926 - 1948)*
   Battleship (1927 - 1958)*
  Tug O' War (1929 - ____)*
  Star O' War (1933 - ____)*
   War Admiral (1934 - 1959)
   War Relic (1938 - 1963)*
   War Hazard (1938 - 1944)*
  Crest O' War (1940 - ____)*
   War Kilt (1943 - 1953)*
*Calculated relationship
Kentucky Horse Park
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Man o' War Memorial
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Originally Created by: Erik Lander
Record added: May 23, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7480157
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