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This Date in History

Whirlaway, Eddie Castro, Craganour, Ed Brown - June 4th

Ed Brown became the first African-American jockey to win the Belmont Stakes, with Kingfisher. ~1870
 
Three days before his race in the Belmont Stakes, which would complete his Triple Crown, Whirlaway worked 1 1/4 miles in 2:02 2/5. ~1941
 
Jockey Eddie Castro set a North American record for most wins by a jockey in a single day at one racetrack by winning nine races on the 13-race card at Miami's Calder Race Course. ~2005
 
At odds of 100-1, Aboyeur became the first horse to win the Epsom Derby by an on-course disqualification after Craganour, who won by a head, was disqualified for bumping. During the race, a suffragette had rushed onto the track and pulled down the King's horse, Anmer. The suffragette, Emily Davison, died of a fractured skull. ~1913

 

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