|Man o' War winning the Stuyvesant. (see here for original)|
Then he moved on to the Dwyer Stakes, a 1 1/8 mile track at Aqueduct. Once again, only one horse opposed: John P Grier. For the better part of a mile, the two horses battled neck and neck for first place, Man o' War finally pulling ahead to win by 1 1/2 lengths. Not only had he won, he had also broken another world record with a quick time of 1:49 1/5.
After that came the Miller Stakes and the Travers Stakes at Saratoga. Man o' War won both quite easily, and in the Travers Upset came second and John P Grier, who an uncommonly bad race, finished third. Also he equaled the Travers' track record of 2:04 4/5.
Man o' War had only four races remaining: the Lawrence Realization, the Jockey Club Stakes, the Potomac Handicap, and the Kenilworth Park Gold Cup. Little did fans know that one of the greatest races in history was about to take place, and that Big Red would be part of it.