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This Date in History

Secretariat, Jorge Velasquez, Fred Hooper - August 3rd

The yearling Secretariat was shod on his front feet for the first time and
transferred to the Meadow training center for breaking. ~1971
 
Jockey Jorge Velasquez notched his 6,000th career victory aboard three-year-old
filly Maddie Bumpo in the third race at Arlington International Racecourse. ~1989
 
Fred. W. Hooper, who won the 1945 Kentucky Derby with the first horse he ever
owned and went on to develop one of Florida's leading racing and breeding
operations, died in his sleep in Miami, at the age of 102. ~2000

 

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