THE 100-LENGTH VIC­TORY

EQUUS - - Eq In Brief -

Only one horse, Hood­wink, was en­tered against Man o’ War in the Lawrence Re­al­iza­tion Stakes, run at Bel­mont Park on Septem­ber 4, 1920. Rac­ing mainly against the clock, Man o’ War won by ap­prox­i­mately 100 lengths and set a world record for the 1 5/8-mile dis­tance of 2:40 4/5. The record stood un­til bro­ken by Man o’ War’s great-grand­son, Swaps, in 1956. Swaps’ record at this dis­tance, 2:38 1/5, stands to this day.

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