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Man o’ War – 1920 Kenilworth Park Gold Cup Handicap (and more)

2020-10-10 19:00:16

100 Years Ago in #Lakewood: Many area papers carried the news that "Man o' War proved his claim as the 'horse of the century' [on October 11, 1920] at Windsor, Ontario when he defeated Sir Barton over a mile and a quarter at Kenilworth Park. Clarence Kummer piloted the great colt owned by Samuel Riddle to victory while a crowd of 50,000 cheered wildly. The race was for a purse of $75,000 and a $5,000 cup, all going to the winner." Man o' War broke the track record at this race, the first horserace to be filmed in its entirety, and became the highest-earning horse in American history. Check out the footage here courtesy of Vintage North American Horse Racing! #hlbp #heritagelakewood #horserace

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