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Whirlaway wins the Preakness in 1941...
Item # 583623
May 11, 1941
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, May 11, 1941
* Whirlaway - horse racing
* Preakness Stakes win (2nd of 3 wins)
* Triple crown winner
This 40+ page newspaper has two column headlines on page 4 of the sport's section (inside): "Whirlaway Captures Preakness With Ease" and more (see photos). This was the 2nd of 3 historic wins for the famed horse for the triple crown.
Other news, sports and various advertisements of the day throughout. A little margin wear but otherwise in good condition.
wikipedia notes: Whirlaway (April 2, 1938 - April 6, 1953) was an American champion thoroughbred racehorse.
The chestnut horse was sired by English Derby winner Blenheim II, out of the broodmare Dustwhirl. Whirlaway was bred at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Kentucky.
On his bare record, Whirlaway was a very good horse but not great because he lost nearly half his races. However, the qualities that made Whirlaway great and that endeared him to the racing public were not those of consistency but of great ability combined with a wayward streak. Jimmy Jones, son of the colt's trainer, recalled that "Whirlaway was a creature of habit. You had to create habits for him. So we created the habits we wanted him to do."
Category: The 20th Century