Man o’ War: Images from the Keeneland Library Collections


“Man o’ War: Images from the Keeneland Library Collections” showcased photographs of Man o’ War from the library’s various historic photographic collections, with an emphasis on photographs not widely seen by the public. The online exhibit companion, “Man o’ War: In Others’ Words,” tells the story of Man o’ War’s life, accomplishments, and influence through more than 30 images and accompanying descriptions of the horse from his varied connections, including owner Samuel D. Riddle and trainer Louis Feustel, along with historic and contemporary sports writers and biographers.  

In addition to curating its own physical and virtual exhibits to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Man o’ War’s birth, the library provided resources to several industry magazines as well as the International Museum of the Horse, the Derby Museum, and the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame during 2017 efforts to honor Man o’ War, considered by many to be the greatest racehorse of all time.