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Gary Stevens, Northern Dancer, Del Mar, Garden State Park - July 18th

Pinnacle Race Course opened for its first season of racing in Huron Township, Michigan.~2008
 
Del Mar unveils its new Polytrack racing surface before a record opening day crowd of 42,842. ~2007
 
Garden State Park officially opened. A crowd of 31,682 welcomed the return of racing to New Jersey after a 49-year absence. ~1942
 
Jockey Gary Stevens topped $100 million in purse earnings after winning the seventh race at Hollywood Park aboard Don't Presume (GB). ~1993
 
The last Northern Dancer foal to be sold at public auction, later named Northern Park, was purchased by Zenya Yoshida for $2.8 million. In 30 starts over four years in France, Northern Park compiled a 4-7-4 record. ~1989

 

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