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Assault, Whirlaway, Exterminator, Kelso, Forego, John Henry -June 21st

Assault won the Brooklyn Handicap and dethroned Whirlaway as the then money-winning champion of the world. The victory boosted his earnings to $576,670. ~1947
 
S. Kaye Bell became the first woman to train the winner of a $100,000 stakes race when she sent Mr. Lucky Phoenix to win the Michigan Mile and One-Eighth Handicap at Detroit Racecourse. ~1975
 
Exterminator, winner of the 1918 Kentucky Derby, concluded his seven-year racing career. Exterminator raced until he was nine, winning 50 of his 100 starts. He seldom carried less than 130 pounds in handicap races. Like other geldings Kelso, Forego, and John Henry, Exterminator improved with age, enjoying his greatest success when he was seven. ~1924

 

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My old pal from the internet Derby list (formerly run by Cindy Dulay-Pierson) RON HALE has written a very good historical review of this race this week in the DRF, entitled Brooklyn Handicap ric with Racing's Great Runners. FOund it in the June 5th edition...GREAT read from an excellent researcher and writer.

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