Sport: The Ugly Yearling

The greatest champion of American thoroughbreds died in 1947 and was buried beneath the bluegrass of Kentucky's Faraway Farm. But the truth is that Man o' War never really died. So firmly rooted is his legend that his portrait still hangs in a place of honor in the clubhouse of nearly every major U.S. race track. So storied was his running prowess that today, 41 years after his last race, Big Red's record remains the standard of purity and perfection against which the performance of every other race horse, sooner or later, must...

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