The Notebook January 23, 2013

Calendar Racing to History

  • 01.231994

    Pat Day, 40, became the tenth rider in North American racing history to ride 6,000 winners, when he rode Miss Popsnorkle to victory in the first race at Oaklawn Park.

  • 01.241974

    Jockey Chris McCarron rode his first race, in which he finished last aboard Most Active, at Bowie Racecourse.

  • 01.261950

    Citation's 16-race win streak came to an end in the La Sorpresa Handicap at Santa Anita. Despite giving 16 pounds to the winner, Miche, Citation, carrying 130 pounds, lost by only a neck.

  • 01.271973

    Penny Chenery accepted the Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year on behalf of Secretariat, who was also voted Champion Two-Year-Old of 1972.

  • 01.272003

    Azeri became the first female since Lady's Secret in 1986 to receive the Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year.

  • 01.281979

    Bob Baffert won his first race as a Thoroughbred trainer, saddling Flipper Star to win the second race at Rillito Park in Tucson, Ariz. The winner's share of the $600 purse was $330.

  • 01.281999

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association announced the creation of the Claiming Crown, a six-race event to be held at Canterbury Park.

  • 01.282006

    Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey rode the final race of his career at Gulfstream Park, finishing second aboard Silver Tree in the Sunshine Millions Turf. Bailey retired with 5,892 victories and his mounts earned more than $295 million.

  • 01.291960

    Future Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Carry Back finished tenth in his career debut, a three-furlong race for two-year-old maiden runners at Hialeah. Sired by Saggy, the only horse to defeat Citation during his three-year-old season, and out of an undistinguished mare named Joppy, Carry Back became a popular runner and was dubbed the People's Horse.

  • 01.291969

    Patti Barton, a 24-year-old exercise rider, applied for a jockeys license in Las Cruces, N.M. The stewards declined to act on the application, which if approved would have made Barton the first female licensed jockey in Thoroughbred racing.

  • 01.291973

    Forego, eventual three-time Horse of the Year, 1974-76, broke his maiden by eight lengths in his second career start at Hialeah Park.

  • 01.292003

    Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. earned his 9,500th career victory aboard Saxony in the fifth race at Santa Anita.

  • 01.292007

    Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner, was euthanized at the New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa., due to complications from laminitis. Barbaro had developed laminitis while recovering from an injury to his right hind leg suffered during the 2006 Preakness Stakes.

  • 01.301981

    Jockey Julie Krone rode in her first race ever, finishing second by three lengths in a six-furlong sprint for $3,500 maiden claimers at Tampa Bay Downs. Her mount, a 22-1 shot trained by Jerry L. Pace, was named Tiny Star.

  • 01.301992

    For the second time in one month, jockey Mike Smith won six races in one day at Aqueduct Racetrack. His first six-winner day at Aqueduct occurred Jan. 13.

  • 01.311958

    Jockey Bill Shoemaker notched his 3,000th career win, aboard Eternal Pere, in the eighth race at Santa Anita Park.

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