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Now the uncontested champ
Whitney Tower
August 28, 1967
"The indecision over whether Dr. Fager or Damascus is the 3-year-old champion has finally ended. Ever since Dr. Fager defeated Damascus in the one-mile Gotham at Aqueduct—the only meeting between the two—a rematch has been eagerly awaited, for every horseman knows that a mile in April is hardly conclusive in the classic division. The big face-off was to have taken place in the Travers at Saratoga last Saturday. But when the four-horse field took to the sloppy track in front of the second-largest crowd in Saratoga's history (28,576), Dr. Fager was half a mile away, resting peacefully in barn 83. He was recovering from a minor virus infection and still undergoing treatment on a tricky right knee.
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August 28, 1967

Now The Uncontested Champ

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And 24 hours later, on his birthday, Bill Shoemaker was also just motorin', he was.

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