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Calvin Borel, Julie Krone - February 16th

Jockey Calvin Borel picked up his 4,000th career winner aboard Jet Angel in the third race at Oaklawn Park. ~2005
 
Jockey Julie Krone became the first female jockey to win 3,500 races, taking the third race at the Fair Grounds. ~1999
 
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers Association announced the creation of a new Eclipse Award for Champion Filly or Mare Sprinter. ~2007
 
At the urging of Pierre Lorillard, the Board of Control, composed of seven representatives of the racing industry, was formed to govern Thoroughbred racing. The Board's powers extended to matters of licensing; allotment of racing dates; and the regulation of purse payments. The Board, as the governing body for racing, was succeeded by The Jockey Club, formed in 1894. ~1891

 

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