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Count Fleet wins the Preakness in 1943...
Item # 623194
May 9, 1943
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 9, 1943
* Count Fleet - horse racing
* Preakness Stakes win (2nd of 3 wins)
* Triple crown winner
This 100+ page newspaper has a nice five column headline on the front page of the sport's section (inside): "COUNT FLEET TAKES PREAKNESS" with subheads and related photo. (see) This was the 2nd of 3 historic wins for the famed horse for the triple crown. Nice to have in this famous NYC title.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day with much on World War II. Rag edition in very nice condition.
wikipedia notes: Count Fleet (March 24, 1940 - December 3, 1973) was born and died at Stoner Creek Stud farm in Paris, Kentucky, United States. He was a Thoroughbred racehorse and Triple Crown champion in 1943.
Sired by 1928 Kentucky Derby winner Reigh Count and out of a mare named Quickly, by Haste. Count Fleet was owned by the wife of John D. Hertz (1879-1961), best known for the rental car company bearing his name. John Hertz initially did not think much of Count Fleet and contemplated selling him until jockey Johnny Longden convinced him to keep the colt.
Category: The 20th Century