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Dr. Fager, Julie Krone, Larry Snyder - August 24th

Jockey Julie Krone became the first female rider to win a million-dollar race when she piloted Candy Ride to victory in the Pacific Classic at Del Mar. ~2003
 
Jockey Larry Snyder won his 6,000th career race, aboard a filly named Speedski, in the first race at Louisiana Downs. Snyder was the sixth rider in history to accomplish that feat. ~1989
 
Dr. Fager set the then-world record for a mile in the Washington Park Handicap at Arlington Park, while carrying 134 pounds. The time for his 10-length victory was 1:32 1/5. The previous record was 1:32 3/5, set by three-year-old Buckpasser on June 25, 1966 at Arlington Park. ~1968

 

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1:32 1/5 while carrying 134 pounds ... Yowza!!!