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Seabiscuit wins in record time....
Item # 656548
November 6, 1937
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, November 6, 1937
* Seabiscuit wins Riggs Handicap
* Pimlico Race Course
* Thoroughbred racehorse racing
The sport's section (page 24) has a one column heading: "Seabiscuit Sets Record; Takes Earnings Lead" and chart. (see) First report coverage on famous racehorse, Seabiscuit, winning the Riggs Handicap at Baltimore, Maryland.
Complete with all 34 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for institutional holdings. In great condition as such, a few small binding holes at the spine.
source: American Experience: After being scratched from two races in the previous week due to muddy track conditions, Seabiscuit easily wins the Riggs Handicap after rival War Admiral is scratched. Seabiscuit breaks the track record while carrying a startling 130 pounds. With the win, Seabiscuit now moves past War Admiral in earnings by $9,000.
Category: The 20th Century