Man O War The Equal] Hero: Fame Has Spread to Every Quarter of the Globe.; Visitors Come From Afar to Pay Homage to the Horse of the Century., Daily Racing Form, 1922-05-14


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M4NO WAR THE EQUINE HERO Fame Has Spread to Every Quar ¬ ter of the Globe Visitors Come From Afar to Pay PayHomage Homage to the Horse of the i Century BY C J FITZ GERALD GERALDNEW NEW YORK N Yf May 13 Those whs wero inclined to the belief that the turf must have a period of stagnation in common with business have been cheered by the number and quality of the patrons of racing this spring The current meeting of the Metro ¬ politan Jockey Club has all the evidences of success There should be no lessening in interest as the season advances and the best of the thoroughbreds appear in review reviewIt It is an old saying in New York that as New York goes so goes the country The metropolis is the nerve center of tha republic and conditions here are reflected throughout the United States The meetings in Maryland and Kentucky are having fine patronage also while Canadian stake entries are reported as heavy The future there ¬ fore holds comfort for bloodstock breeders Stake and purse values are high and a good horso was never worth more than at present Those who own the best do not care to part with them and there is a constant search for promising material in the ranks of tha twoyearolds in the belief that a star in embryo may be located Grey Lag Exter ¬ minator Mad Hatter Sir Barton Firebrand and Yellow Hand are a few examples of horses that improved greatly from their two to threeyearold form formMany Many of these fine performers will be seen in action at Jamaica during the next two weeks The public is eager for the trials which will call for a display of the qualities for which tho thoroughbred is noted Tha part great horses play in the development of the turf cannot to overestimated Man o War for example has done more for racing in recent years than any other influence that can be named His fame has spread to every quarter of the globe and his picture has been thrown upon the screen in every land He is constantly visited at his home in Ken ¬ tucky by persons who had never taken any interest in racing until he flashed meteorlike across the turf horizon in 1919 1919EVERYONE EVERYONE AXXIOUS TO SEE BUCK BUCKA A few days ago there were twenty automo ¬ biles by actual count parked on the road be ¬ fore the horses home in Kentucky while men and women who had come from as far away as Indiana paid their homage to the regal chestnut as he walked about in the blua grass under the care of Buck his faithful colored groom The horse stopped occasion tally to graze and showed the same sweet ¬ ness of temper that characterized him in his racing days submitting with placidity to the caresses of his admirers who pressed for ¬ ward eager to touch the shining coat of tho best horse the United States has produced in recent years yearsMiss Miss Elizabeth Daingerfield who has the horse in charge says that recently a group of missionaries from Japan motored from Indianapolis to Lexington to see Man o War They said that he was well known there and that they considered it a duty to ba able to tell the people of that country some ¬ thing of the personality of the renowned thoroughbred Miss Daingerfield has pro ¬ vided a visitors book in which all who coma to see the horse register their names There isnt a state in the Union that hasnt its quota of enthusiasts enrolled Man o War was a horse of commanding presence when he was racing In the stud he is truly magnificent and arouses the ad ¬ miration of all who see him He is masculine to a degree but without that grossness which many stallions assume with their stud ca ¬ reers He weighs 1300 pounds and every ounce of it is as solid as marble His exer ¬ cise is always under saddle with the excep ¬ tion of the grazing period A husky colored man of 135 pounds who answers to the name of Pork Chops rides the horse daily and pronounces him a handful In this respect Man o War is the same as when he was racing When Red as the horse is affec ¬ tionately called by thcsa around him wants to gallop he has his own way While wayWhile Man o War and his children everybody wants to see the foals by the horse are making friends for the causa of breeding and incidentally racing the New York courses have many fine specimens of the thoroughbred that are playing their part in the good work

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