Man o' War: A Legend Like Lightning
Title: Man o' War: A Legend Like Lightning
Author: Dorothy Ours
The story of a legendary racehorse offers insight into the sport during his career, describing the horse’s rebellious early years, the rumors about race fixing that haunted his one defeat, and the role of arch-rival and Triple Crown winner Sir Barton.
Man o’ War is the extraordinary story of the legendary racehorse and the people near him whose lives he changed forever. Born in 1917, Man o’ War grew from a rebellious youngster into perhaps the greatest racehorse of all time. His lone defeat, suffered a few weeks before gamblers fixed the 1919 World Series, spawned lasting rumors that he, too, had been victim of a fix. Tackling old beliefs with newly uncovered evidence, Man o’ War explores a colorful sports struggle for integrity through the career of one of its brightest stars. The heroics of Man o’ War, tribulations of his archrival Sir Barton (America’s first Triple Crown winner), and temptations of their Hall of Fame jockeys and trainers weave a compelling tale of grace, disgrace, and elusive redemption. Dramatic and authentic, Man o’ War illuminates the mystique of this legendary horse.