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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
 
Carrying 134 pounds, Dr. Fager set the then-world record for a mile in the Washington Park Handicap at Arlington Park. 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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Krone still gets credit for the very WORST ride I ever witnessed and that is saying something after 40 plus years of races watched
visited him as a pensioner at Claiborne. Still had the look of eagles.
He's my favorite, I hated those rabbitts but Damascus was a worthy opponent. I saw Damascus set the track record at that time in the mud at Saratoga, what a performance.
Statisctically weight carrying is easiest when out front.
1:32 1/5 carrying 134 ponds ... The Good Doctor was unreal!

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