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This Date in History

Barbaro, John Henry, Afleet Alex, Gary Stevens - May 21st

John Henry made his first start for Dotsam Stable, winning a $25,000 claiming race at Aqueduct. ~1978
 
Jockey Gary Stevens registered his 3,000th winner in the fifth race at Hollywood Park, aboard Sharp Event. ~1992
 
A record crowd of 115,318 witnessed Afleet Alex stumble badly at the quarter-pole, regain his balance under jockey Jeremy Rose and win the Preakness Stakes over Scrappy T by 4 ¾ lengths. ~2005
 
Dr. Dean Richardson and a team of doctors operated on Barbaro the day after he suffered a life threatening injury in the Preakness. Richardson fused Barbaro's right-hind leg with 27 screws and a metal plate, then fitted his shattered leg into a cast. ~2006

 

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