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This Date in History

Silver Charm, Angel Cordero Jr., Ben A. Jones, James Rowe - June 13th

Ben A. Jones, who trained a record six Kentucky Derby winners, died. ~1861
 
English-bred Saxon became the first foreign bred horse to win the Belmont Stakes. ~1874
 
Angel Cordero Jr. won his first race in two tries as a trainer, with Puchinito, in the fourth race at Belmont Park. ~1992
 
James Rowe, who had won back-to-back Belmonts in 1872-3 as a jockey, set the record for most number of Belmont Stakes wins by a trainer, eight, when he sent Prince Eugene to victory. ~1913
 
Silver Charm, winner of the 1997 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes and the 1998 Dubai World Cup, retired after finishing fourth in the Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs. Silver Charm retired with earnings of $6,944,369 (third-highest of all time) and won 12 of 24 starts. ~1999

 

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