One of the last know photos of famed Thoroughbred, John Henry and his life long groom, Jose Mercado saying goodbye before parting ways as John Henry was on his way to his retirement home. Credit to Kentucky Photo’s by Stewart Brown
Man o’ War in his coffin. The most famous Thoroughbred died on November 1947 at the age of 30 of an apparent heart attack. He was the first horse to be embalmed, and his casket was lined in his riding colors. Man o’ War’s funeral was broadcast interna
Man O' War with beloved groom Will Harbut. Man O'War died just 4 weeks after Will's passing, those close said it was of a broken heart, missing his best friend. Man O' War was the first horse to be embalmed, and the casket was lined in his racing colors.