1937 War Admiral Tac Pin
This pin honors War Admiral, winner of the 1937 Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown with future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame jockey Charles Kurtsinger up. War Admiral won the Kentucky Derby by eight lengths over Pompoon and then went on to win the Preakness and the Belmont to become the fourth Triple Crown winner and the 1937 Horse of the Year. War Admiral was bred and owned by Samuel D. Riddle at the Faraway Farm in Lexington, Kentucky with the legendary Man O’ War as his sire. Although Man O’ War was an imposing size, War Admiral only stood at 15.3 hands, considerably smaller than an average thoroughbred. He was kept at Glen Riddle Farm in Maryland where he was trained by George Conway. Blood-Horse Magazine ranks War Admiral #25 on the Top 100 Racehorses of the 20th Century, and War Admiral was inducted into the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame in 1958.
A Kentucky Derby Museum Exclusive.
Pin measures 0.75 X 1”.

Item #001134