I was commissioned to do an oil painting of the great racehorse and stud, Man O War. Man O War raced 21 times and won all but one. In his seventh race, the Sanford Stakes at Saratoga, he got beaten a nose by Upset. This was during the days before starting gates were invented. Back then they had the horses line up behind a rope that was lifted when the race started. Man O War was facing in the opposite direction when they lifted the rope.
After that he never lost another race. He won the 1920 Belmont by 20 lengths, and in another race, he won by 100 lengths. He beat older horses and former champions on dry and muddy tracks.
We're offering only 100 prints of this image in 3 sizes listed below.
14 x 11" 50 prints
20 x 16" 30 prints
30 x 24" 20 prints (the size of the original painting)