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Sunny Fitzsimmons, Zenyatta, Man O' War, Julie Krone - August 7th

Trainer "Sunny" Jim Fitzsimmons had his first stakes winner, Agnes D., at Brighton Beach. ~1900
 
Zenyatta ran her record to a perfect 18-for-18 while winning the Grade I Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar for a third time. ~2000
 
Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott saddled his 4,000th career winner when he sent out Mystic to capture the seventh race at Saratoga. ~2010
 
Jockey Eddie Delahoussaye won his 4,000th race aboard a two-year-old filly named  Fawn and Hahn in the fourth race at Del Mar. ~1988
 
Man O' War set another American Record while carrying 131 pounds to victory in the Miller Stakes at Saratoga, spotting his rivals 12-17 pounds and winning by 6 lengths.  His time was 1:35 4/5 for the 1 3/16 distance, and he earned $4,700.  "Man o' War held his opponents safe all the way, was taken under stout restraint rounding the upper turn, and was never extended." 15 wins from 16 starts ~1920
 
Michigan's Julie Krone became the first woman jockey (or trainer) ever inducted into the Thoroughbred Hall of Fame. Her record included: Winningest woman rider of all time with 3,545 wins, Riding 20,481 mounts that earned over $81 million, Only woman rider to win a Triple Crown race with Colonial Affair, 1993 and co-holder for most victories on a card, five, at Saratoga in 1993. ~2000

 

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