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    1939 Lock of Hair from Man O' War with Letter of Provenance from His Owner. Purchased for $5,000 at the 1918 Saratoga yearling sale, thoroughbred race horse Man O' War would prove to be a sound investment for Samuel D. Riddle, who would earn a quarter million dollars for the animal rated number one by Blood-Horse Magazine in their list of the top 100 U.S. racehorses of the twentieth century. Could the genetics for the next great horse rest within the DNA of this braided lock of hair? Included is Riddle's typed signed letter on his personal letterhead reading, in part, "When I was in Lexington, Kentucky, I had Harrie Scott forward to you the hair from the mane and tail of Man O' War." Closing black fountain pen signature is 10/10. Page exhibits original mailing folds, otherwise fine. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    May, 2012
    3rd-5th Thursday-Saturday
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