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George Woolf, Sir Barton - May 10th

George Woolf, namesake of a jockey's award given annually by Santa Anita Park, was born in Cardston, Alberta. ~1910
 
Sir Barton won the Kentucky Derby after being winless in six tries. Four days later, on May 14, he won the Preakness Stakes, and on June 11, he became the first Triple Crown winner after capturing the Belmont Stakes. ~1919
 
Fashion, representing the North, competed against Boston, representing the South, in a match race at Union Course. Described by contemporaries as the best race ever run in America, with $20,000 put up on each side, the match was won by Fashion before a crowd estimated between 50,000 and 70,000. ~1842

 

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