Story of War Admiral: Triple Crown Winner, Champion Sire, and Man
o Wars Most Distinguished Son
KYJune 17, 2002 Eclipse Press announces the publication of War Admiral,
the seventeenth title in the Thoroughbred Legends series.
one son of the immortal Man o War approached his sire in greatness:
War Admiral. In 1937, War Admiral swept the Triple Crown races,
showing his courage in the Belmont Stakes in which he ran with a
badly cut foot. Although the smallish brown colt did not resemble
his imposing chestnut sire, War Admiral matched Man o War
in racing mettle. He was a champion and a Horse of the Year.
Edward L. Bowen, biographer of Man o War, chronicles the exploits
of War Admiral, including his historic battle with the great Seabiscuit.
War Admiral raced until the age of five, then was retired to owner
Samuel D. Riddles farm in Kentucky. There, he distinguished
himself as a stallion, siring Horse of the Year Busher and other
is the author of thirteen previous racing books, including At the
Wire Horse Racings Greatest Moments.
Published by Eclipse Press, June 2002
16-page photo well
Pages: 160, Bound Size: 6 x 8
Retail price: $24.95 Hardcover
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