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Seabiscuit beats War Admiral
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\x34Historically Yours\x34 by Liz Davis is a blog about American historical trivia--anything American since 1492.

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November 1, 1938

Seabiscuit beats War Admiral

In the world of horse racing, a match race is one man's horse against another man's horse. One of the most famous in the twentieth century was between Seabiscuit and Triple Crown winner War Admiral.

On November 1, 1938, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, Seabiscuit and War Admiral finally met on the track. At least 40,000 spectators from around the world had come to watch. Many more listened live by radio; President Franklin D. Roosevelt was late to a press conference because of it.

Seabiscuit won by three lengths.

http://horseracing.about.com/od/history1/1/blseabis.htm

 

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