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Thoroughbred racehorse... War Admiral wins Belmont Stakes...

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June 6, 1937

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 6, 1937 

* Thoroughbred racehorse 
* War Admiral wins Belmont Stakes 
* Triple Crown champion

The front page of the sport's section (inside) has a nice banner headline: "WAR ADMIRAL WINS BELMONT STAKES FOR TRIPLE CROWN" with subheads that include: "First By 4 Lengths" "Breaks The Track Mark" and more. Also a nice six column photo of the finish and a smaller photo of the winning jockey receiving trophy. First report coverage on War Admiral winning the triple crown. Nice to have in this famous NYC title.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in a thick 80+ Sunday edition, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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