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Nashua, John Henry, Pat Day, Arlington Park - October 13th

At age four, 1955 Horse of the Year Nashua won his last race, the Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes at Belmont Park. ~1956

Arlington Park, built by H. D. Brown, opened with a steeplechase course and a polo field and was adjacent to tennis courts, a golf course and a one-mile training track. ~1927

Future Eclipse winning jockey(4 times) and HOF inductee(1991), Pat Day, was born in Brush, Colorado. He was received the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 1985 and the Mike Venezia Memorial Award for "extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship" in 1995. ~1953
 
At age nine, odds-on favorite John Henry  won his last race, the Ballantine's Scotch Classic at The Meadowlands, to earn the richest purse of his career, $740,000, which included a $500,000 bonus for winning both the Turf Classic, run at Belmont Park on Sept. 22, and the Meadowlands race. John Henry retired as America's then-richest horse with earnings of $6,597,947. ~1984

 

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