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Charlie Whittingham, Rachel Alexandra, Laffit Pincay Jr. - August 29th

Charles Whittingham became the first trainer to surpass 500 stakes wins when he sent Ferdinand to victory in the Cabrillo Handicap at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. ~1987
 
Rachel Alexandra ran her last race, the Personal Ensign(G1) at Saratoga, where she was beaten one length by Persistently.  Her race records stands at 13 wins and 5 seconds from 19 starts, with $3,506,730 in earnings. ~2010
 
Laffit Pincay Jr., 46, became the second rider in North American racing history to ride 8,000 winners when he rode El Toreo to victory in the seventh race at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Bill Shoemaker was the first to hit 8,000, a feat he accomplished in 1981 at age 49. ~1993

 

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