NTRA Thoroughbred Facts & Figures
Compiled by NTRA Communications
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RACING TO HISTORY
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.
WEEKEND STAKES RACES
(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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