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Angel Cordero, Marlboro Cup - July 26th

The New York Racing Association and the Philip Morris Corporation announced the  inaugural Marlboro Cup, a race to feature Secretariat and his stablemate, Riva Ridge, that would be run Sept. 15 at Belmont Park. ~1973

 

Jockey Angel Cordero Jr. rode his first winner in the U.S., Counterate, at Aqueduct Racetrack. ~1962

 

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