Art: Horse-Sculptor Chap

After seven years of intermittent carving, stroking, currying and patting, 70-year-old Herbert Haseltine had completed at last his "masterpiece"—a bigger-than-life-size plaster cast of famed race horse Man o' War.

Haseltine hopes to be able to unveil the final bronze statue at Faraway Farm, Ky. by next March, in time for Man o' War's 31st birthday party. He labored so long, he explained in Paris last week, because "It's not just a horse, it's Man o' War. I loved him best. A perfect gentleman, impeccable in conformation, beautiful yet not effeminate, with an eagle eye and a noble carriage. Yet I must say...

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