Man o’ War: The Legacy

"Man o’ War: The Legacy” was on display until the end of 2017. It was an interactive exhibit at the Kentucky Derby Museum which covered the life of Man o’ War, his impressive racing career, his ties to the Kentucky Derby and his lasting mark on Thoroughbred racing.

Many of the items that were in the exhibit were generously loaned to the Museum by collector Ken Grayson. Featured items included the saddle used aboard Man o' War during his match race with Sir Barton, the first-ever Triple Crown winner, an admission ticket to that same race and the official program from the famous 1938 match race between War Admiral, son of Man o' War, and the legendary Seabiscuit.

Check out the Derby Academy (Museum's Education Youtube Channel) episode featuring Man o' War! And learn more about Derby Academy!

Kentucky Derby Museum President Patrick Armstrong

"The Kentucky Derby Museum is excited to feature an exhibit on the life, career and legacy of Man o' War. We're especially grateful to Ken Grayson for his continued generosity in sharing pieces from his historically significant Thoroughbred racing collection with our visitors."

– Kentucky Derby Museum President Patrick Armstrong