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  1. War Admiral(noun)

    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1937

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  1. War Admiral

    War Admiral was an American thoroughbred racehorse, the offspring of Man o' War and Brushup. 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. War Admiral won 21 of his 26 starts, including the Pimlico Special and the U.S. Triple Crown in 1937. In a poll organised by Turf & Sport Digest magazine, he was voted Horse of the Year, beating Seabiscuit by 621 votes to 603.


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