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This Date in History

Kelso, Swaps, John Velazquez, Johnny Longden, Saratoga - September 3rd

Kelso, ridden for the first time by Eddie Arcaro, won the Jerome Handicap. ~1960

 

Jockey John Velazquez rode his record 62nd winner at the Saratoga meeting. ~2004

 

John Velazquez became the first jockey in history to ride six winners on a single card at Saratoga Racecourse. ~2001

 

Swaps ended his racing career with a victory in the Washington Park Handicap at Washington Park. He was subsequently named Horse of the Year. ~1956

 

For the first time in Saratoga Racecourse history, attendance hit the million mark, with a total of 1,011,669 fans going through the turnstiles during the 36-day meet. ~2001

 

Jockey Johnny Longden surpassed Sir Gordon Richards’ then-record number of wins when he rode Arrogate to victory in the Del Mar Handicap to attain his 4,871st victory. ~1956

 

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