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Upset Defeats Man O War - Matted Art Print UNAVAILABLE
12 x 20 matted print - image size is 9 x 13
A description of the event accompanies the photo
Sanford Memorial Park
Saratoga New York
August 13 1919
In a race that has caused endless discussion, Man 'O War, who as a two-year-old won his first six starts, met with his first and only defeat in the running of the 1919 Sanford Memorial.
In the six furlong dash, he was forced to bow to Upset in a neck and neck finish.
At the start, Golden Broom broke on top, followed by Upset. Man 'O War, one of the fastest breakers among the two-year-olds, and always able to break with the first of the field, was almost let being next to last to leave.
However, he showed that he was a truly great racehorse, able to come from far behind as well as run in front.
At the last part of the turn and into the stretch, Man 'O War took third position about two lengths back of Upset.
Then, as his jockey Johnny Loftus headed for the rails on the turn, and when Golden Broom began to tire, Willie Kanpp jockey on Upset, took a slight lead on the outside.
As Man 'O War was pocketed with only a furlong to go, jockey Loftus decided there was going to be no opening and pulled to the outside. It was too late and Upset won!
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