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Horse Racing - Historical Events
Date Event
1831-12-10

"Spirit of the Times" begins publishing (weekly horse racing sheet)

1866-09-25

(Leonard W) Jerome Park opens in Bronx for horse racing

1894-03-13

J L Johnstone of England invents horse racing starting gate

1901-03-15

Horse racing is banned in San Francisco, last race Mar 16th

1932-01-14

Horse racing legend Eddie Arcaro won his 1st race

1951-02-03

Largest purse to date in horse racing, $144,323, won by Great Circle

1984-11-10

Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Chief's Crown, Eillo, Lashkari, Outstandingly, Princess Rooney, Royal Heroine, Wild Again at Hollywood

1985-11-02

Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Cozzene, Life's Magic, Pebbles, Precisionist, Proud Truth, Tasso, Twilight Ridge

1985-11-12

Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Cozzene, Life's Magic, Pebbles, Precisionist, Proud Truth, Tasso, Twilight Ridge at Aqueduct

1986-11-01

Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Brave Raj, Capote, Lady's Secret, Last Tycoon, Manila, Skywalker, Smile at Santa Anita

1987-11-21

Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Epitome, Ferdinand, Miesque, Sacahuista, Success Express, Theatrica, Very Subtle at Hollywood

1988-04-02

Simply Majestic sets horse racing's 1-1/8 mile record at 1:45

1988-11-05

Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Alysheba, Gt Communicator, Gulch, Is It True, Miesque, Open Mind, Personal Ensign at Churchill Downs

1989-11-04

Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Bayakoa, Dancing Spree, Go for Wand, Prized, Rhythm, Steinlen, Sunday Silence

1990-10-27

Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Bayakoa, Fly So Free, In The Wings, Meadow Star, Royal Academy, Safely Kept, Unbridled

1991-11-02

Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Arazi, Black Tie Affair, Dance Smartly, Miss Alleged, Opening Verse, Pleasant Stage, Sheikh Albadou

1992-10-31

Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: A P Indy, Fraise, Gilded Time, Liza, Lure, Paseana, Thirty Slews at Gulfstream Park

1993-11-06

Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Arcangues, Brocco, Cardmania, Hollywood Wildcat, Kotashaan, Lure, Phone Chatter at Belmont

1994-11-05

Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Barathea, Cherokee Run, Concern, Flanders, One Dreamer, Tikkanen, Timber Country

1995-10-28

Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Cigar, Desert Stormer, Inside Information, My Flag, Northern Spur, Ridgewood Pearl, Unbridled's Song

1996-10-26

Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Lit de Justice, Storm Song, Jewel Princess, Da Hass, Boston Harbor, Pilsudski, Alphabet Soup at Woodbine

1997-11-08

Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Countess Diana, Elmhurst, Ajina, Spinning World, Favorite Trick, Chief Bearhart, Skip Away

2016-05-22

Horse racing: Exaggerator wins Preakness, Nyquist finishes third

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Horse Racing - Birthdays
Date Event
1918-03-02

Peter O'Sullevan, Ireland, horse racing commentator

1940-03-26

Braulio Baeza, jockey (National Horse Racing Hall of Famer)

1943-01-11

Henry Cecil, Aberdeen, Scotland, English horse racing trainer

Horse Racing - Deaths
Date Event
2011-05-10

Michael Baze, American horse racing jockey (b. 1987)


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