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June 4, 2024

NTRA Launches “Today in Thoroughbred Racing History” Campaign

NTRA Release

LEXINGTON, Ky.— The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today launched a campaign titled “Today in Thoroughbred Racing History,” to highlight the tremendous accomplishments and other noteworthy moments that have been seen in the sport of Thoroughbred racing in the last two centuries. A new mainstay feature has been added to which will automatically update daily with rotating historical events that happened on the current date. These events will also be highlighted across all social media platforms. 

“As America’s oldest sport, it’s important to take a step back and always remember where we came from,” said NTRA President and CEO Tom Rooney. “Like so many other families involved in horse racing, the history of my family has been built in large part because of the events that happened in our sport, and that’s something I have always reflected on. As we move through this exciting Triple Crown season, we as a sport have a lot to be optimistic about. Remembering these historical moments is a fun way to remember the traditions we are working to preserve for future generations.”

The NTRA encourages social media users to engage with the Today in Thoroughbred Racing History posts by commenting and sharing their recollections of these events to enhance this platform that honors Thoroughbred racing’s storied history.

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June 4, 2005

Jockey Eddie Castro set a North American record for most wins by a jockey in a single day at one racetrack by winning nine races on the 13-race card at Miami’s Calder Race Course.

@jonathanstettin I for one can still actually feel the pall cast over the crowd and game that day. It was palpable. Kudos 2/2

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