Ticker
  • Minding rolls home an easy winner of the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes at The Curragh.Posted 3 days ago
  • Melatonin powers home a strong winner of the Gold Cup at Santa Anita.Posted 4 days ago
  • Lord Nelson lunges late to nip Subtle Indian in the Triple Bend.Posted 4 days ago
  • By the Moon proves best in the Grade 3 Bed O' Roses at Belmont Park.Posted 4 days ago
  • Mo Tom finds a trouble free trip, and rolls home an easy Ohio Derby winner.Posted 4 days ago
  • Isabella Sings strolls to victory in Monmouth's Eatontown.Posted 4 days ago
  • Sarah Sis makes all the running as the Chicago Handicap favorite.Posted 4 days ago
  • Harzand holds off Idaho in the Irish Derby to become a dual Derby winnerPosted 4 days ago
  • Far From Over wins his return today at Belmont after more than 16 months away.Posted 5 days ago
  • Champion Untapable has been retired from racing, according to owner, Ron Winchell.Posted 10 days ago
HRN Original Blog:
This Date in History

Seabiscuit, Ligaroti, Suffolk Downs - August 12th

In a $25,000 winner-take-all match race, Seabiscuit defeated Ligaroti by a nose at Del Mar. The race pitted father against son, with Charles S. Howard, owner of Seabiscuit, competing with his son Lin, who owned Ligaroti in partnership with crooner Bing Crosby. Lin also trained him.  The race was so closely contested that the jockey for Ligaroti, Noel Richardson, kept rider George Woolf in a leg-lock for part of the stretch run. ~1938
 
Representatives of Suffolk Downs donated $625,000 to the National War Fund, the
single largest contribution by any sports venue in support of the war effort.
Six weeks later, an additional $10,885 was contributed. The track had held an
18-day War Charity meet to fund the donation. ~1943

 

comments powered by Disqus

Older Comments about Seabiscuit, Ligaroti, Suffolk Downs - August 12th...

The Seabiscuit Ligaroti match race sounds like such a thrilling match, down to the wire for the win...just the way a match should be.

Related Pages

Meet Julie Albright

Related Stories

Best of the Blogs

Top Stories