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This Date in History

Man o' War, Citation, Whirlaway, Mike Smith - June 12th

Jockey Angel Cordero Jr. rode his first race at El Comandante in Puerto Rico. ~1960
 
Jockey Mike Smith rode his first winner, Future Man, in a $2,000 claiming race at Santa Fe. ~1892
 
The August Belmont family first presented their permanent commemorative Tiffany trophy to the winner of the Belmont Stakes. The silver trophy was created in 1869 in recognition of Fenian's win in the Belmont. ~1926
 
Man o' War won the Belmont Stakes, which was then run at a distance of 1 3/8-miles, in 2:14 1/5. He shattered the existing world record by 3 1/5 seconds and also set the American dirt-course record for that distance. ~1920
 
After riding Citation to victory in the Belmont, jockey Eddie Arcaro became the only rider in history to have won two Triple Crowns. His previous Triple Crown was with Whirlaway, in 1941. In wining the Belmont, Citation became the eighth Triple Crown winner. ~1948

 

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