Blue Jeans wrote:
No...the record didn't stand that long!
Oh yeah, that is the correct answer, Blue Jeans, according to Gil Stratton, on the C.D. "Joe Hernandez: The Voice of Santa Anita", Noor broke Seabiscuit's track record in the distance of a mile and one quarter on dirt at Santa Anita, by winning the 1950 Big Cap. Thirty years after, it was Spectacular Bid who broke the record, by winning the 1980 Strub Stakes.[/quote]
Noor was also the reason Citation didn't run the Hollywood Gold Cup in 1950. They waited a year (1951) so Citation could win and go out a winner (retired a winner) ... with no Noor.
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