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Steve Asmussen, Earlie Fires - September 11th

Jockey Earlie Fires had his 3,000th career win, aboard Volga Ace, in the fourth race at Arlington Park. ~1982
 
Trainer Steve Asmussen gained the 5,000th win of his career when he sent out Passion Rules to victory in the seventh race at Woodbine. ~2009
 
In the third race at Latonia, jockey John Oldham and his wife, Suzanne Picou, became the first husband and wife riding team to compete in a parimutuel race together. Oldham finished second aboard Harvey's Hope and Picou rode My Girl Carla to an 11th-place finish. ~1976

 

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