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Lot # 1195: Unusual & Extremely Rare Horse Racing Programs (6)

Category: Horse Racing

Starting Bid: $400.00

Bids: 1 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Late Summer Classic 2021",
which ran from 8/22/2021 7:00 PM to
9/25/2021 10:00 PM

Offered are complete and possibly unique programs as follows: 1) One of the all-time great jockeys, Eddie Arcaro, won the fourth race on November 1, 1934, at Pimlico on Bubblesome. The interesting fact is that the horse paid $100.50 begging the question of whether the jockey ever brought home a bigger priced horse. 2) Another strange event also involved Arcaro. At Hialeah on February 26, 1938, Lawrin won the Flamingo approximately two months prior to winning the Kentucky Derby. The unusual fact was that Arcaro won five races on the card but was not aboard the Flamingo winner, although he did win the Derby on Lawrin! War Admiral worked between the races. 3) Alfred Vanderbilt won the first race at Santa Anita on January 5, 1937, (no writing) setting a track and world's record for the 3-furlong race. 4) Crescent City, Louisiana official program dated March 3, 1903. It has no writing but the unique aspect is that the item is light pink and all silk. 5) Another program from Crescent City with no writing is dated January 10, 1905. It is also all silk with the color now a light purple. 6) On April 30, 1902, near San Francisco, in Oakland, a popular annual race put on by the new California Jockey Club was named the "Darktown Derby." The race was limited to only black jockeys. Unfortunately, this was a popular track at the time which followed one of worst racing scandals in the Bay Area during the 1890s. There is no writing appearing on the specific race page except for a pencil mark crossing out the name of the horse scratched.

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