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This Date in History

Upset, Count Fleet, Omaha, Cigar - March 24h

Upset, the only horse ever to defeat Man o' War, died at age 24. ~1941
 
Future Triple Crown winner Count Fleet was foaled at Stoner Creek Stud, Paris, Ky. ~1940
 
Omaha, the only Triple Crown winner to be sired by another Triple Crown winner (Gallant Fox), was foaled at Claiborne Farm, Paris, Ky. ~1932
 
A program for nationwide televising of 10 of the richest races being run in New York and Delaware, was announced. NBC and ABC provided network coverage for the Saturday broadcasts, which were scheduled for April 18-June 20. ~1953
 
California's first organized race for Thoroughbreds took place at the Pioneer Course in San Francisco. The city's residents added a purse of $250 to the sweepstakes, which was set at $15 each for the three competitors. T. K. Battelle's colt Boston won. ~1851
 
Assicurazioni Generali, the lead underwriter on the congenital infertility insurance on Horse of the Year Cigar, agreed to pay the $25 million claim filed by owners Allen Paulson and Coolmore Stud. Coolmore received $18.75 million and Paulson got $6.25 million, representing the parties' respective 75% and 25% ownership interests. ~1997

 

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