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Assault wins the Preakness in 1946...

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May 12, 1946

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 12, 1946

* Assault - horse racing
* Preakness Stakes win (2nd of 3 wins)
* Triple crown winner

The front page of the sport's section (inside, near back) has a nice banner headline: "ASSAULT BEATS LORD BOSWELL BY A NECK IN PREAKNESS" with subheads and related photo. Another photo on page 4 of the sport's section as well. (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. Complete in a 80+ page 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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