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Happy Birthday to both Big Reds!

March 29, 1917, the great Man o' War was foaled at Nursery Stud in Lexington, Kentucky. March 30, 1970, the great Secretariat was foaled at The Meadow in Doswell, Virginia. Both were chestnuts and went by the nickname of "Big Red" and both went on to be champions and were recognized as the greatest horse of their era. Regardless of which is your favorite, take a few minutes to explore the links below and find out a bit more about their lives and careers on the anniversary of their births.

Man O'War
Born: March 29, 1917
Died: November 1, 1947
Race Record: 21 starts 20 wins, 1 second
Earnings: $249,465
Records Set: 3 world records, 2 American records, 3 track records

Born: March 30, 1970
Died: October 4, 1989
Race Record: 21 starts 16 wins, 3 seconds, 1 third
Earnings: $1,316,808
Records Set: 2 world records, 3 track records, tied 1 track record

Man O'War vs. Secretariat - who do you think was best?

Man O'War


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