Big Red's Pedigree
MAN O'WAR, C, 1917 (Champion) |
Solid DP = 0-0-4-12-8 (24)
DI = 0.09
CD = -1.17
|Man o'War, ch.c.|
|Fair Play, 1905||Hastings, 1893||Spendthrift|
|*Fairy Gold, 1896||Bend Or|
|Mahubah, 1910||*Rock Sand, 1900||Sainfoin|
|*Merry Token, 1891||Merry Hampton|
Below you will find some additional information on Man o' War's sire, Fair Play and Muhubah's father, Rock Sand.
FAIR PLAY- |
Chestnut colt foaled in 1905. Died in 1929. By Hastings-Fairy Gold, by Bend Or
Race Record: 32-10-11-3 $86,950
Raced as a 2, 3 and 4 year old.
Fair Play's prowess on the track was equaled by his
prowess as a sire. He set track records on several
courses and sired 18% stakes winners. At 2 Fair Play
won the Montauk Stakes and the Flash Stakes.
In his most successful year, at 3, Fair Play set track
records at Gravesend and Belmont. In the 1 1/4 mile
First Special he carried 122 pounds and won in record
time. He conceded 30 pounds in the Jerome and set his
second track record. He also won the Municipal
Handicap and the Coney Island Jockey Club Stakes.
In 1908 betting on races in New York became illegal
and many horses, including Fair Play, were shipped to
England to race. Apparently the change of scenery did
not agree with him, as Fair Play did not place in
Fair Play was North America's leading sire in 1920,
1924, and 1927. He sired several stakes winners
including Man o'War, Display, Mad Hatter, Chance
Shot, and steeplechase runner Fairmount.
Fair Play was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1956. This text is from: NMR Hall Of Fame
Dark bay/brown horse, 1900 (Sainfoin-Roquebrune by St. Simon) was the best
racehorse of his generation, winning the English Triple Crown, the Hardwicke Stakes and the
Jockey Club Stakes.
Imported into the United States, he provided lines for a good nick with Fair
Play; in 1913 he was returned to France. Known as a broodmare sire, his best known daughter was
Mahubah, dam of Man O' War, My Play, Playfellow and Masda. His other daughters included *Hour
Glass II (dam of Blue Glass, Hourless), *Quelle est Belle (dam of Quelle Chance), Epine Blanche
(dam of Epinard), Tea Biscuit (dam of Hard Tack), sisters Mileage (dam of the great broodmare
Beautiful Lady) and Madcap (Mad Hatter, Mad Play), Chit Chat ( Chatterton, Etoile Filante).
included the attractive Tracery, winner of the St. James's Palace Stakes and the Eclipse Stakes,
and in the leading sire list in England a number of times in the 1920s, and Friar Rock, winner of
several important American races, including the Belmont Stakes and the Suburban Handicap, also
a successful sire (Friar's Carse, Egret, Simpatica, among others).
Text is from Rock Sand