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Bill Shoemaker, Eddie Arcaro, Cigar, Serena's Song - April 30th

Bill Shoemaker won his 1,000th stakes race, guiding Charlie Whittingham-trained Peace to victory in the Premiere Handicap at Hollywood Park. ~1989
 
Jockey Eddie Arcaro rode four winners out of five mounts at Jamaica racetrack before leaving for Churchill Downs to ride Whirlaway in the Kentucky Derby. ~1941
 
Two-time Horse of the Year Cigar and champion filly Serena's Song were elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Also named to the Hall of Fame were trainer Bud Delp, jockey Jack Westrope and champion Noor. ~2002


 

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