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21st April
written by Richard

On August 12, 1938, a great match race at the Del Mar racetrack pitted Seabiscuit against Ligaroti.  Over 20,000 fans watched the race and a nationwide audience listened on the radio . . .

Read  Seabiscuit Comes to San Diego and check the YouTube video here:


Seabiscuit and Ligaroti down the stretch.

Seabiscuit and Ligaroti down the stretch.


1 Comment

  1. Rick Barnett

    In addition to jockey, George Woolf, Seabiscuit carried the hopes and dreams of a wounded and battered nation on his back. In nationally broadcast match races such as this, the Biscuit led the way as America gradually emerged from the privation and despair that was the Great Depression. For that, as much as for his victory over War Admiral in the “Match of the Century,” Seabiscuit was named “Horse of the Year” for 1938.

    A fine article, Mr. Crawford…

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