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This Date in History

Secretariat, Triple Dead Heat - Sept. 21st

Secretariat had his first workout on a turf course, going a half-mile in :48 3/5 at Belmont Park. ~1973
 
For the first time in the history of photo finishes a triple dead heat for first place was recorded, at Willow's Park, Victoria, British Columbia. ~1940
 
A hurricane disrupted racing at Rockingham Park, which ended the day's program after the sixth race. Thirteen barns were destroyed during the storm. ~1938

 

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