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This Date in History

Gallant Fox, Secretariat, Native Dancer, Storming Home - August 16th

John Longden rode his 6,000th winner, riding Prince Scorpion to victory while at Exhibition Park. ~1965
 
Triple Crown winner Gallant Fox was beaten by 100-1 shot Jim Dandy in the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Racecourse. ~1930
 
Rockingham Park began to film its races from the vantage of a helicopter, using the equipment as a “mechanical patrol judge.” ~1946
 
John Campo swept the top three spots in the Adirondack Stakes with his trainees
Harvest Girl, Bonnie Empress and Drama Critic. ~1976
 
Future Triple Crown winner an HOFer, Secretariat, won his first stakes race, the Sanford Stakes, at Saratoga Racecourse. The time for the six-furlong race was 1:10, the fastest time for the distance at Saratoga that year. ~1972
 
Storming Home unseated his rider, Gary Stevens, at the finish of the Arlington Million in a spectacular incident that resulted in Sulamani being named the race winner. Stevens suffered a fractured vertabra and collapsed lung in the spill. ~2003
 
Native Dancer concluded his 22-race career with a victory in the Oneonta Handicap, a non-betting exhibition race at Saratoga Racecourse that he won by nine lengths while carrying 137 pounds. Although he raced only three times in 1954, Native Dancer was subsequently voted Horse of the Year, partly because he had been denied that honor in the previous year, despite having won nine of 10 races, all of them stakes. Tom Fool, 1953 Horse of the Year, had had a perfect 10-for-10 record. ~1954

 

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that was how the jim dandy became a major travers prep race

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