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This Date in History

Secretariat, Jorge Velasquez, Earl Sande - Oct. 5th

Jockey Jorge Velasquez won his 5,000th career race, riding Banquet Scene to victory in the fourth race at Belmont Park. ~1983
 
In his final workout for his first grass race, the Man o' War Stakes, Secretariat went five furlongs on the turf in :56 4/5 at Belmont Park. ~1973
 
Twenty-one years after he retired from riding, 54-year-old Earl Sande, ‘the Handy Guy,' returned to the saddle, finishing third on Honest Bread at Belmont Park. ~1953
 
Jockey Gordon Richards concluded a 12-race winning streak that had begun on Oct. 3 when he won the last race at Nottingham, followed by a six-for-six day at Chepstow on Oct. 4 and five wins at Chepstow on Oct. 5. ~1933

 

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