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Racehorse Seabiscuit retires in 1940....

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March 12, 1940

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 12, 1940

* Seabiscuit retires (1st report)
* Underdog thoroughbred racehorse champion

This 26 page newspaper has a two column headline in the sport's section (page 11): "Seabiscuit, Greatest Money Winner of American Turf, Retired to Stud by Howard" with subhead: "Mighty Horse's Victory in Santa Anita Handicap Was 89th Race, 33rd Triumph of Career".

Other news of the day throughout including sports and various advertisements. Light browning with a little spine wear but otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: Seabiscuit (May 23, 1933 – May 17, 1947) was a champion Thoroughbred racehorse in the United States. From an inauspicious start, Seabiscuit became an unlikely champion and a symbol of hope to many Americans during the Great Depression. Seabiscuit became the subject of a 1949 film, The Story of Seabiscuit; a 2001 book, Seabiscuit: An American Legend; and a 2003 film, Seabiscuit, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Category: The 20th Century