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Upset hands Man o' War only career loss

Updated: August 8, 2001, 5:41 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Aug. 13, 1919

His winning streak is at six when undefeated two-year-old Man o' War races in the Sanford Stakes at Saratoga. It is Man o' War's most remembered race -- because it is the only one he would ever lose.

Starting gates are not yet used and horses are led up to a tape barrier. A fill-in starter has difficulty getting the horses ready and they mill around. While Man o' War apparently is backing up, the tape is sprung. Man o' War "was almost left at the post," ...

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