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Steve Cauthen, Landaluce, Man O' War - July 10th

Jockey Steve Cauthen rode at Michigan's Hazel Park, drawing over 18,000 fans, which caused the only $2 million betting day in the track's history. ~1977
 
Suffolk Downs opened for business in East Boston, Mass.  Jockey Carl Hanford piloted Eddie Wrack, a three-year-old gelding, to victory in the inaugural race before a crowd of 35,000. ~1936
 
Landaluce, a two-year-old daughter of Seattle Slew, won the Hollywood Lassie Stakes by 21 lengths under the guidance of Laffit Pincay Jr.  She ran the six furlong race in 1:08, just 3/5 of a second off the track record at Hollywood Park. ~1982
 
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association unveiled the NTRA Two-Year-Old Challenge; a televised racing series and promotional program for 2-year-old Thoroughbred colts and geldings carrying a potential bonus of $1.3 million. ~2000
 
Man O' War set a new American record when he won the Dwyer Stakes at Aqueduct by 1 1/2 lengths while carrying 126 pounds(all others carried 108).  He covered the 1 1/8 distance in 1:49 1/5, and earned $4,150.  Chart states that "Man o War rated in front under steady restraint for the first three quarters, responded courageously under intermittent punishment through the stretch, and drew clear under hard urging in the last sixteenth while being ridden out." 14 wins from 15 starts ~1920

 

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