Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day
announced his retirement. Day retired with 8,803 career wins (fourth-best all-time) and record purse earnings of $297,941,812. ~2005
In his first race against older horses, 1-10 favorite Secretariat
was defeated in the Whitney Stakes at Saratoga by Allen Jerkens'
four-year-old trainee Onion
, who beat him by a length. Secretariat was subsequently found to be suffering from a virus. ~1973