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Jose Santos, Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed - September 16th

Jockey Jose Santos won his 2,000th career victory, aboard Sunny Sara at Belmont Park. ~1991
 
Sent off at odds of 1-5, Secretariat won the Futurity Stakes at Belmont Park by 1 3/4 lengths, completing the 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:16 2/5, creating a minus show pool at the track of $4,985. 5 wins from 6 starts ~1972
 
Keeneland successfully executed the Thoroughbred industry's first-ever Internet auction, selling four horses on-line for a total of $109,500. There were more than 200 buyers and agents registered to bid. ~2000
 
For the first time in history, two Triple Crown winners met in a race, the Marlboro Cup at Belmont Park. Seattle Slew, the 1977 Triple Crown winner, defeated Affirmed, the 1978 Triple Crown winner, by three lengths. ~1978

 

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Older Comments about Jose Santos, Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed - September 16th...

Seattle Slew is was the best horse I have been fortunate enough to see.
I believe Slew was as good as any of them.
Happy to say I was there 33 years ago. Slew was awesome, Affirmed never had a chance.

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