The Notebook August 29, 2013
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Charlie Whittingham became the first trainer to surpass 500 stakes wins when he sent Ferdinand to victory in the Cabrillo Handicap at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.
Laffit Pincay Jr., 46, became the second rider in North American racing history to ride 8,000 winners when he rode El Toreo to victory in the seventh race at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Bill Shoemaker was the first to hit 8,000, a feat he accomplished in 1981 at age 49.
Bill Shoemaker became the first jockey to win a $1 million race when he rode John Henry to a nose victory over The Bart in the inaugural Arlington Million at Arlington Park.
The Dwyer Brothers' three-year-old Hindoo won his 19th consecutive race, a purse event at Sheepshead Bay. His winning streak was snapped six days later in the September Handicap at Sheepshead, in which he finished third.
A French colt, Epinard, headed the field for the first of three Internationals, of progressively longer distances, to be run at Belmont Park, Aqueduct and Latonia. Epinard finished second in the six-furlong race, which was witnessed by the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VIII.
With a victory by Armed in the Washington Park Handicap, Calumet Farm became the first stable to surpass $1 million in annual earnings. Calumet led all owners for 1947, with total earnings of $1,402,436.
Jockey Tim Moccasin capped a streak of 14 consecutive victories, a North American record, at Marquis Downs in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. His fourteenth straight win came aboard Intricate Stitch in the fifth race.
Due to the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans announced that it would conduct its 2005-2006 meet at Harrah's Louisiana Downs in Bossier City.
Seven-year-old Ogden won two races in a single day at Coney Island.
Hall of Fame trainer Jimmy Jones, best known as the conditioner of Citation, died at age 94 after a lengthy illness.
Swaps ended his racing career with a victory in the Washington Park Handicap at Washington Park. He was subsequently named Horse of the Year.
Jockey John Longden surpassed Sir Gordon Richards' then-record number of wins when he rode Arrogate to victory in the Del Mar Handicap to attain his 4,871st victory.
Kelso, ridden for the first time by Eddie Arcaro, won the Jerome Handicap.
Jockey John Velazquez became the first jockey in history to ride six winners on a single card at Saratoga Racecourse.
For the first time in Saratoga Racecourse history, attendance hit the million mark, with a total of 1,011,669 fans going through the turnstiles during the 36-day meet.
Jockey John Velazquez rode his record 62nd winner at the Saratoga meeting.
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer gained his 6,000th career victory when he sent out Just Tappin It to win the sixth race at Golden Gate Fields.
Man o' War won the 1 5/8-mile Lawrence Realization Stakes at Belmont Park by 100 lengths, the largest winning margin in modern racing history. His time for the race, 2:"40 4/5, shattered the world record by 6 4/5 seconds and was his fifth record-setting performance of that year.
Allaire du Pont's two-year-old Kelso won his maiden race by 1 1/4 lengths at Atlantic City. In the following year, Kelso was voted the first of his record five consecutive Horse of the Year titles.
Three-year-old filly Rachel Alexandra became the first female ever to win the Grade I Woodward Stakes when she held off Macho Again by a head at Saratoga.
The experimental 49-day Elite Summer Meet at Monmouth Park concluded with handle up 87 percent from 2009 figures and attendance up 47 percent.
Bill Shoemaker surpassed John Longden's then-record of 6,032 wins when he piloted Dares J to victory at Del Mar and became the world's winningest jockey.
Linda Rice became the first female trainer to win the trainer's title at Saratoga. She registered 20 wins, one more than Todd Pletcher.
Bill Shoemaker scored his first stakes victory as a trainer when he sent a five-year-old mare, Baldomero (IRE), to victory in the Osunitas Handicap at Del Mar.
The Emirates Racing Association announced that the 2000 renewal of the Dubai World Cup would be worth $6 million.
On his 41st birthday, Mario Pino became the 18th jockey to ride 5,000 winners by visiting the winner's circle twice at Delaware Park. Pino got his 5,000 win when he guided Outdone to victory in the ninth race.
Zippy Chippy, Thoroughbred racing's lovable loser, made it 0-for-100 when he finished last in an eight-horse field at the Three-County Fairgrounds in Northampton, Mass.
In the third race at Latonia, jockey John Oldham and his wife, Suzanne Picou, became the first husband and wife riding team to compete in a parimutuel race together. Oldham finished second aboard Harvey's Hope and Picou rode My Girl Carla to an 11th-place finish.
Jockey Earlie Fires had his 3,000th career win, aboard Volga Ace, in the fourth race at Arlington Park.
Trainer Steve Asmussen gained the 5,000th win of his career when he sent out Passion Rules to victory in the seventh race at Woodbine.