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  • Imperative (5-1) surges past Matt King Coal for his second win in the Charles Town Classic.Posted 10 hours ago
  • Itsinthepost (5-2) proves best in Keeneland's Elkhorn.Posted 10 hours ago
  • Inordinate (5-2) surges to victory in the San Juan Capistrano.Posted 10 hours ago
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  • Classic Rock (6-5) rolls in the Roar, the Preakness could be next.Posted 1 day ago
  • Unbridled Mo (2-5) holds on to win the Doubledogdare at Keeneland.Posted 1 day ago
  • The champion Tepin, not showing an eagerness to train this year, has been retired.Posted 4 days ago
  • Classic Empire (9-5) comes through with a hard-earned Arkansas Derby victory.Posted 7 days ago
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This Date in History

Man o' War, Affirmed, Zippy Chippy, Steve Cauthen - August 17th

Samuel D. Riddle purchased the yearling Man o' War for $5,000 in a sale of August Belmont II's bloodstock at Saratoga. ~1918
 
Jockey Steve Cauthen rode Affirmed for the first time, winning the Sanford Stakes at Saratoga Racecourse by 2 3/4 lengths. ~1977
 
Zippy Chippy, loser of all 86 of his lifetime races, was defeated again--this time by minor-league baseball player Jose Herrera in a 40-yard dash. The race, called the "2000 Red Wings Derby," was held prior to a home game of the International League's Rochester Red Wings. ~2000

 

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