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Visiting Man o’ War, 1947

Posted on March 29, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

Making a visit to see famous race horse Man o’ War on May 18, 1947, were three members of the Universal Military Training unit from Fort Knox. From left, William Scribner, Arthur Hohnke, groom Bob Groves and James Adams. About 350 members of the unit spent the weekend in Lexington. Man o’ War, considered one of the greatest race horses of all time, was born on this day in 1917 at Nursery Stud near Lexington. He died at age 30 in November 1947. The Kentucky Horse Park kicks off a 100th-anniversary celebration of Man o’ War on Wednesday, including a preview of the exhibit “The Mostest Horse That Ever Was” at the International Museum of the Horse. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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