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April 11, 1990 | Associated Press
The 1990 TRC Triple Crown Poll, ranking leading 3-year-old Thoroughbred contenders for the Kentucky Derby (May 5), Preakness Stakes (May 19) and Belmont Stakes (June 9) through racing of March 4. The Top 10, ranked on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 point scale, is based on a national poll of sports and Thoroughbred racing media with first-place votes in parentheses, 1990 record and total points. All in top 10 are colts. 1. Mister Frsky (26) 4-4-0-0 339 2. Summer Squall (8) 2-1-0-0 323 3.
May 8, 1991 | From Associated Press
Whadjathink, winner of last week's Spotlight Breeders' Cup Handicap at Hollywood Park, will be shipped east today to run in the Preakness Stakes. Whadjathink is the eighth horse to commit to the 116th running of the Preakness May 18. Kentucky Derby winner Strike The Gold was due to leave Louisville, Ky. for Baltimore on Tuesday night.
November 16, 1986
Lieutenant's Lark, a 37-1 shot, led from start to finish to win the $600,000 Washington, D.C. International by a neck at Laurel, Md. The Kentucky-bred colt covered the soggy 1-mile turf course in 2:09 to earn a purse of $360,000. Lieutenant's Lark, who finished ninth in the Breeders' Cup Mile at Santa Anita, edged hard-charging Dance of Life. Palace Music was third by one length. "We tried to see how slow we could go and still outfinish them," winning rider Robbie Davis said.
January 29, 2011
Bill Harmatz Jockey rode to victory in 1959 Preakness Bill Harmatz, 79, a thoroughbred jockey who rode Royal Orbit to victory in the 1959 Preakness Stakes, died Thursday at his home in the San Diego County city of Vista, his daughter Sue Harmatz said. He had cancer. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article said the 1959 Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes were both won by Bill Shoemaker and Sword Dancer. Shoemaker won the Kentucky Derby with Tomy Lee, and the Belmont with Sword Dancer.
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