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Assault, Mr. Prospector, Secretariat, John Henry - June 1st

Assault became the seventh Triple Crown winner, with a victory in the Belmont Stakes. ~1946
 
Mr. Prospector, the most influential sire of his generation, died in his stall at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Ky. He was 29. ~1999
 
In his final tuneup for the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown, Secretariat went six furlongs in 1:11 3/5, doing the first three furlongs in :35 2/5 and five furlongs in :59. ~1973
 
In his first start ever on the turf, eventual four-time champion grass horse John Henry won a $35,000, 1 1/16-mile claiming race by 14 lengths at Belmont Park. John Henry was voted champion turf horse for the years 1980-81 and 1983-84. ~1978
 
Pierre Lorillard's Iroquois became the first American-owned and -bred horse to win a European classic race when he won the Epsom Derby under one of England's greatest riders, Fred Archer. Iroquois won seven of nine starts as a three-year-old, including England's St. Leger Stakes. ~1881

 

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Two fo my favorite horses of all time mentioned today; Secretariat, of course, and John Henry, winner of the first and fourth Arlington Million (1981, 1984).

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