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Breyer Joins Man o’ War’s 100th Celebration With the release of a centennial edition of Man o’ War

5/12/17

Man o' War
 Image courtesy Kentucky Horse Park

Breyer will join the Kentucky Horse Park in honoring the 100th birthday of the legendary Man o' War with a new Classics® portrait model of the racing legend. Man o' War (March 29, 1917 - November 1, 1947) is widely considered to be one of the greatest racehorses of all time. The chestnut Thoroughbred stallion, nicknamed "Big Red" was not only a legend of the turf (Two Year Old Colt, Three Year Old Male, Horse of the Year) but he was also a prolific sire (Leading Sire in North America in 1926 and sire to the great War Admiral among others). His line is still prominent to this day. Man o' War was named to the US Racing Hall of Fame in 1957.

The Kentucky Horse Park, home of the final resting place of the legendary racehorse, Man o' War, is having a year-long celebration in honor of Big Red's 100th birthday anniversary this year! The park's iconic life-size bronze statue of Man o' War is a popular tourist destination. His sculpture was sculpted by Herbert Haseltine and it was installed at Faraway Farm over his grave in 1947. In 1977, both the statue and Man o' War's remains were moved to the Kentucky Horse Park where they remain to this day. The statue was fully restored last year.

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     Image courtesy Kentucky Horse Park

In honor of Man o' War's 100th celebration, Breyer will be releasing a Classics portrait model originally sculpted by Maureen Love. Breyer's centennial edition Man o' War model will feature the iconic black and yellow colors of his owner Samuel Riddle in a contemporary treatment designed especially for the Man o' War Celebration presented by Windstream. Breyer's Man o' War model will first be available through the Kentucky Horse Park, and then will be available to all Breyer retailers by mid-July.

 

 

 

 

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Comments

BreyerLover2222 Says:
06/10/2017 at 11:02 am

YES!!!!! Exactly!!!!!

windwalker175 Says:
06/09/2017 at 9:36 pm

Can't wait to get it.

I preordered one. Always wanted this mold so glad it is being released.

BreyerLover2222 Says:
05/31/2017 at 2:11 pm

Oh!!!!! Well, I'd love to own the old one too!! :D :D Who wouldn't??? :D

BreyergirlZ Says:
05/30/2017 at 10:44 am

I was talking about the old one

BreyerLover2222 Says:
05/27/2017 at 1:47 pm

I am totally going to get it!!!! I can't tell you how much I wish I had a Man O' War, and now I can own one!!!! :) :) SO EXCITED!!!! :D :D

BreyergirlZ Says:
05/26/2017 at 3:51 pm

I might get it

BreyerLover2222 Says:
05/26/2017 at 2:01 pm

Me too!!! I REALLY wish I had it...but now it's waaay too expensive for me!!!! :) :)

BreyergirlZ Says:
05/26/2017 at 10:49 am

I like the old traditional one

BreyergirlZ Says:
05/26/2017 at 10:48 am

There is no man o war stable mate

BreyerLover2222 Says:
05/20/2017 at 11:45 am

SAME HERE!!!!!! :) :) I love Breyer and Reeves!!!! I don't think there is a Man O' War Stablemate.... :) :)

jesskay Says:
05/19/2017 at 8:01 pm

Great!

I like this classic mold, and think it is special that Breyer Reeves celebrates these sweet horses, even by putting out new models. Is there a Man O War Stablemate? This is a nice story about this horse.

BreyerLover2222 Says:
05/15/2017 at 2:29 pm

Okay....hmmmmm, what else can I say????? Well, they're making another Man O' War model, (this one pictured here) but this one is different than the older one.

BreyergirlZ Says:
05/15/2017 at 12:47 pm

I'm still lost

BreyerLover2222 Says:
05/14/2017 at 4:45 pm

WHOOPS!!! I meant they already had had a Man O' War that they had sold in the past, but he was retired awhile ago.

BreyerLover2222 Says:
05/13/2017 at 2:51 pm

Yes, Breyer already has a model of Secretariat that they have for sale, but I'm guessing this one is a Special Edition or something????

BreyergirlZ Says:
05/13/2017 at 2:33 pm

Don't you guys already have, whatever model if whatever horse your talking about? I'm so lost

Tolo48JIGS Says:
05/12/2017 at 8:40 pm

You mean Man O War

BreyerLover2222 Says:
05/12/2017 at 1:41 pm

SOOOOOOOOOOO COOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to own a Secretariat!!!!! I love Secretariat!!! Thank you so much for doing this, Breyer!!!! :) :)

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