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    Fantastic pic and the story attached to it - thanks, DG.

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    On this day in 1980 Sonny Somers won at Lingfield aged 18

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    i remember it well.
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    on the 4th March 1967 Persian War won the Victor Ludorum Hurdle at Haydock. The question then was whether he, as a 4yo, went for the Champion Hurdle or waited a month to go for the Triumph Hurdle. The decision was the latter.

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    I never realised his owner could be so patient ; he made up for it later though.

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    On this day nineteen years ago a foal destined to be a Dual-Derby winner, eight-time champion sire and father of 63 Group 1 winners was born. It's name was to be Galileo.

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    On this day in 1977 Charlotte Brew became the first woman jockey to ride in the Grand National on Barony Fort which fell at the 27th fence.

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    Would have been 100 years old today

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    On this day 19th July 1996, Richard Davies died after falling from Mr Sox at Southwell.

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    On This Day August 31 1990 AP McCoy made his racecourse debut at Phoenix Park on Nordic Touch weighing out carrying 6 st 6 lb and finishing 7th of 14.

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    On this day in 1970 Alexandra Park held its final race meeting and George Duffield rode the last winner Acrostole, trained by Bob Sharpe.

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    Sixty years ago today in 1957 Ballymoss ridden by T.P. Burns and trained by Vincent O'Brien became the first Irish trained winner of the St Leger.

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    On this day 1968, Red Rum made his NH debut in a hurdle race at Cheltenham ridden by Josh Gifford and finishing second.

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    ..........and on this day in 1995 Red Rum died aged 30.

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    On this day in 1960 the Hennessy Gold Cup was run at Newbury for the first time and was won by Knucklecracker trained and ridden by Derek Ancil.

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    On this day in 2004 Florida Pearl, ridden by Richard Johnson, ran his last race. winning the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup at Leopardstown for a record fourth time. It was his ninth Grade 1 success.

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    Brave Inca and Pizarro won the Grade 1 Novice hurdle and chase that day and Mac's Joy won the handicap hurdle off 117, but was disqualified and placed second.

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    10 years ago today Galileo and Kind gave us greatness in the form of Frankel.
    All comers, all grounds, all beaten!

    This perfect mix of poetry and destruction.

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    On this day in 1986 televisions were allowed in betting shops for the first time since they were legalised in 1961.

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