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This Date in History

Barbaro, Stymie, Russell Baze, Hirsch Jacobs - June 2nd

A portrait of Barbaro brought a winning bid of $14,400 on ebay in support of the NTRA Charities-Barbaro Memorial Fund. ~2007
 
Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze recorded his 9,000th career victory aboard Queen of the Hunt in the eighth race at Golden Gate Fields. ~2005
 
After a six-year layoff, 13-year-old Honey Cloud won the second race at Aqueduct. His jockey, Clarence Minner, had not ridden in 10 years. ~1947
 
Trainer Hirsch Jacobs claimed two-year-old Stymie for $1,500. By the end of 1947, Stymie had become the world's leading money-winning Thoroughbred, with earnings of $816,060 and 22 stakes victories. ~1943

 

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