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Egyptian army delegation visits Man o’ War, 1947

Posted on January 30, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by
An Egyptian Army delegation touring U.S. military installations, including Kentucky's Ft. Knox, made the trip to Faraway Farm in Fayette County to meet Man o' War on May 4, 1947. Lieutenant General Ibrahim Pasha Atalla, chief of staff of Egyptian Army, gave Big Red a pat as he was held by groom Bob Groves. Major General John W. Leonard, right, commanding general of the armored center at Fort Knox, looked on. In the background are several Egyptian and American officers, members of the entourage  that accompanied the generals to Lexington. Published in the Lexington Leader May 5, 1947. Man o' War, considered one of the greatest Thoroughbred race horses of all time, died five months later. A life-size sculpture and memorial marks his grave-site at the Kentucky Horse Park. Lexington's Man o' War Boulevard is named after him. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

An Egyptian army delegation touring U.S. military installations, including Kentucky’s Fort Knox, made the trip to Faraway Farm in Fayette County to meet Man o’ War on May 4, 1947. Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Pasha Atalla, chief of staff of the Egyptian army, gave Big Red a pat as he was held by groom Bob Groves. Maj. Gen. John W. Leonard, right, commanding general of the armored center at Fort Knox, looked on. In the background are several Egyptian and American officers, members of the entourage that accompanied the generals to Lexington. Man o’ War, considered one of the greatest Thoroughbred racehorses of all time after winning 20 of 21 races, died five months later. Lexington’s Man o’ War Boulevard is named after him. A life-size sculpture and memorial marks his grave site at the Kentucky Horse Park. The park recently announced that it is planning a yearlong celebration to honor the great Thoroughbred’s 100th birthday. An exhibit featuring artifacts from his career will open March 29 at the park, which is planning other events to honor the horse. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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