War Admiral (May 2, 1934 – October 30, 1959) was an American thoroughbred racehorse, best known as the fourth winner of the American Triple Crown and Horse of the Year in 1937, and rival of Seabiscuit in the 'Match Race of the Century' in 1938. During his career toward the end of the Great Depression, War Admiral won 21 of his 26 starts with earnings of $273,240 ($3.5 million in 2016 dollars ...
Kat Shehata, Seabiscuit Vs War Admiral: The Greatest Horse Race in History, Bainbrook, Angel Bea Publishing, 2003. ISBN 978-0-9717843-1-4. Meghan Mccarthy, Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse, Simon & Schuster Books, 2007. ISBN 978-1-4169-3360-1.
Tandis que les discussions avec l'entourage de War Admiral achoppent, Seabiscuit est invité à un match en tête à tête avec un autre champion, le Californien Ligaroti, appartenant à la star Bing Crosby. Il en sort vainqueur, puis dispute trois courses où il ne s'impose qu'une fois.
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In fact, War Admiral and Seabiscuit were about the same size with Seabiscuit standing at 15.2 hands (each hand is 4 inches) and outweighing War Admiral 1,040 lbs. to 960 lbs.  War Admiral was born at Faraway Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, and was owned by Samuel D. Riddle. After 1936, his regular jockey until retirement was Charles Kurtsinger.
Man o' War (March 29, 1917 – November 1, 1947) was an American Thoroughbred who is widely considered one of the greatest racehorses of all time. Several sports publications, including The Blood-Horse, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and the (AP) Associated Press, voted Man o' War as the outstanding horse of the 20th century.
Seabiscuit was nominated for seven Academy Awards. Seabiscuit (film) - Wikipedia Seabiscuit (2003) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Seabiscuit (2003) - Full Cast & Crew - IMDb Pollard and Seabiscuit were considered by most as the best pairing of race horse and jockey in the USA at that time.
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