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Calumet Farm, Kent Desormeaux, Queen's Plate - June 27th

Calumet Farm recorded it's first victory in a Thoroughbred race with two-year-old Warren Jr., who won by a nose at Arlington Park to earn $850. ~1932
 
The Queen's Plate, the oldest continuously run stakes race in North America, was first run. Don Juan was the winner, after winning two of the three heats that comprised the event. ~1860
 
Jockey Kent Desormeaux rode in his first race ever, finishing third aboard a $2,500 claimer named Ducknest Coal Mine, at odds of 35-1, in the second race at Evangeline Downs. ~1986

 

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