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Man of Iron (horse)

Man of Iron
Sire Giant's Causeway
Dam Better Than Honour
Grandsire Storm Cat
Damsire Deputy Minister
Gender Colt
Foaled 2006
Country United States
Color bay
Breeder Skara Glen Stables
Owner Derrick Smith/Susan Magnier/Michael Tabor
Trainer Aidan O'Brien
Record 10:4-0-0
Man of Iron is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Better Than Honour by Giant's Causeway. He was born around 2006 in the United States, and was bred by Skara Glen Stables.
Major wins
Breeders' Cup Marathon (2009)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on October 16, 2009

Man of Iron, foaled in Kentucky in 2006, is the son of the Better Than Honour and is out of Giant's Causeway. Bred by Skara Glen Stables, he was sold as a yearling to British Racing Partners Smith/Magnier/Tabor, who turned over his training to Aidan O'Brien.

On November 6, 2009, he won the most important race of his career: the Breeders' Cup Marathon. In the 14-furlong race, he fought off Cloudy's Knight to win by a nose.[1]


Teeming - 2001 bay filly by Storm Cat Magnificent Honour - 2002 bay filly by A.P. Indy Jazil - 2003 bay colt by Seeking the Gold Rags to Riches - 2004 chestnut filly by A.P. Indy Casino Drive - 2005 chestnut colt by A.P. Indy Man of Iron - 2006 colt by Giant's Causeway


  1. Shandler, Jason (Tuesday, November 10, 2009 1:46 PM). "Man of Iron by a Nose in Thrilling Marathon". Bloodhorse.com. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/53333/man-of-iron-by-a-nose-in-thrilling-marathon. Retrieved 2010-03-08. 

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