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This Date in History

Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Earl Sande, Jorge Velasquez - October 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
 
Seattle Slew made his second start as a 2yo, winning an allowance race by 3½ lengths, only 15 days after winning his very first race. ~1976
 
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
 
The U. S. House of Representatives passed the 2001 Farm Bill, which included two provisions that will offer economic relief to owners and breeders who have suffered substantial losses among their breeding stock due to Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome. ~2001

 

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