NTRA Thoroughbred Facts & Figures

Updated: February 5, 2009, 2:42 PM ET
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Feb. 7, 1969: Diane Crump became the first woman jockey in America to compete in a parimutuel race when she finished tenth of 12 aboard a 48-1 shot, three-year-old Bridle ?n Bit, in the seventh race at Hialeah Park.

Feb. 7, 1996: A racing oddity occurred at Oaklawn Park when the winners of seven consecutive races started from the number one post position.

Feb. 8, 1941: Whirlaway began his three-year-old season with a win in a six furlong allowance race at Hialeah. Feb. 9, 1940: After a year?s absence from competition, seven-year-old Seabiscuit, champion handicap horse of 1937 and 1938, returned to racing at Santa Anita, where he finished third in a handicap race. Seabiscuit ran three more races in 1940, concluding his career with a win in the Santa Anita Handicap.

Feb. 11, 1933: The Jockey Club released data showing that as of 1932, the U.S. had surpassed Great Britain and Ireland in foal production for the first time, to become the world?s leading producer of Thoroughbreds.

Feb. 12, 1981: Julie Krone rode her first career winner, a $3,500 claimer named Lord Farkle, in the sixth race at Tampa Bay Downs.


(Unrestricted stakes in North America worth $75,000 and up)


Las Virgenes Stakes, 3yo fillies, $300,000, Grade I, 1 1-8M, Santa Anita Park

Strub Stakes, 4yo, $250,000, Grade II, 1 1-8M, Santa Anita Park

Robert B. Lewis Stakes, 3yo, $200,000, Grade II, 1 1-16M, Santa Anita Park

Risen Star Stakes, 3yo, $200,000, Grade III, 1 1-16M, Fair Grounds

Silverbulletday Stakes, 3yo fillies, $150,000, Grade III, 1 1-16M, Fair Grounds

Fair Grounds Handicap, 4&up, $125,000, Grade III, 1 1-8M (T), Fair Grounds

Mineshaft Handicap, 4&up, $125,000, Grade III, 1 1-16M, Fair Grounds

Thunder Road Handicap, 4&up, $100,000, Grade III, 1M (T), Santa Anita Park

Essex Handicap, 4&up, $100,000, 1 1-16M, Oaklawn Park

Whirlaway Stakes, 3yo, $100,000, 1 1-16M, Aqueduct

Campanile Stakes, 4&up (f&m), $75,000, 1 1-16M, Golden Gate Fields

Colonel Power Stakes, 4&up, $75,000, 5 1-2 F, Fair Grounds

Pan Zareta Stakes, 4&up (f&m), $75,000, 6F, Fair Grounds

Super Stakes, 4&up, $75,000, 7F, Tampa Bay Downs


San Antonio Handicap, 4&up, $200,000, Grade II, 1 1-8M, Santa Anita Park

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