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Jim Dandy winning the 1930 Travers Stakes 2012-07-25-JimDandy1930TraversCook8373.jpg

Jim Dandy winning the 1930 Travers Stakes

Jim Dandy at 100-1 beats Gallant Fox, the 1930 Triple Crown winner in the Travers

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Jim Dandy at beats Gallant Fox, the 1930 Triple Crown winner in the Travers

Gallant Fox finishes second to 100-1 shot Jim Dandy in the Travers. It was the only loss that year for Gallant Fox, and the only win in twenty starts in 1930 for Jim Dandy.

Gallant Fox finishes second to shot Jim Dandy in the Travers. It was the only loss that year for Gallant Fox, and the only win in twenty starts in 1930 for Jim Dandy.

Travers Stakes of August 16, 1930.  Jim Dandy beats Gallant Fox

Travers Stakes of August Jim Dandy beats Gallant Fox

Old school odds and results chalk board at Del Mar.  This is where the phrase, "Betting on the chalk" started.

Old school odds and results chalk board at Del Mar. This is where the phrase, "Betting on the chalk" (meaning betting on the favorite) started.

Comanche. The only surviving member at the Custer massacre. Taken care of the rest of his life by the military.

This is "Comanche". It is reported that he was the only survivor of the Custer Massacre, Little Big Horn Battle. Orders of the Cavalry was to the care of "Comanche" as long as he shall live.

Secretariat running like only he could. Those specks in the background? Those are the other horses.   What a legend. God I love that boy.

Secretariat running like only he could. Those specks in the background? Those are the other horses. What a legend. God I love that boy.

The running of the Belmont Stakes of 1930. Gallant Fox is just getting ready to leave Whichone behind in the stretch in this shot. Photo and copyright, The Baltimore Sun.

GALLANT FOX: THE SPIRIT OF AMERICA’S TRIPLE CROWN

The running of the Belmont Stakes of Gallant Fox is just getting ready to leave Whichone behind in the stretch in this shot. Photo and copyright, The Baltimore Sun.

The historic 1938 match horse race between West Coast star Seabiscuit, and Triple Crown winner War Admiral. [Video]

The historic 1938 match horse race between West Coast star Seabiscuit, and Triple Crown winner War Admiral. [Video] I love the way they start off and if you did not know Seabiscuit and War Admiral are related they were both sired by Man o war

COZMIC ONE. From foal to colt, Zenyatta's firstborn ready to bolt.

COZMIC ONE. From foal to colt, Zenyatta's firstborn ready to bolt.

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