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Bettina Blackford
November 13, 1961
A Washington D.C. International horse race quiz to excite the memory and increase the knowledge of fans
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November 13, 1961

Point Of Fact

A Washington D.C. International horse race quiz to excite the memory and increase the knowledge of fans

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? The Washington D.C. International had its first running in 1952. What country has had the most winning horses?

?The U.S. won four times with three different horses: Fisherman (1954), Mahan (1957) and Bald Eagle (1959 and 1960). France has had two winners: Worden II (1953) and Master Boing (1956). England, with Wilwyn (1952), Venezuela, with El Chama (1955), and Australia, with Sailor's Guide (1958), have each had one winner.

? Have any horses represented more than one country?

?Yes, Mahan represented France in the 1955 International, when he was owned by the late R.B. Strassburger, and finished 10th in a field of 13. He was later bought by Mr. and Mrs. Allie Reuben and won the 1957 renewal for the U.S. As if to emphasize the international spirit of the race, Mahan was bred in England.

? What jockey has had the most mounts in the International?

? Eddie Arcaro. He rode in six Internationals (1952, '54, '55, '56, '58 and '59). In four of the races he was on U.S. horses and won with one of them (Fisherman). Two other American jockeys, Johnny Long-den and Bill Hartack, have ridden in three races, as has Nikolai Nasibov, a Russian.

? How many countries have been represented and what are they?

?Fifteen—Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Sweden, U.S.S.R., U.S., Venezuela and West Germany.

? What trainers have conditioned horses for the most races?

?Adrian von Borcke of Germany has come to Laurel four times (1952, '55, "57 and '58). The best he could do was fourth in 1952 and 1957. Two trainers have been represented in three races: Yevgeni Gottlieb of Russia, and W.C. Stephens of the U.S. Stephens is also the only man to have trained the winner of two races—Bald Eagle.

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