Feb. 27, 1982 - Florida apprentice Mary Russ became the first female jockey to win a Grade I stakes in North America when she captured the Widener Handicap aboard Lord Darnley at Hialeah.
Feb. 28, 1957 - John Longden became the first jockey in history to reach 5,000 victories.
Feb. 28, 2004 - Hall of Famer Richard Mandella became the seventh trainer to pass the $100-million mark in career purse earnings.
Feb. 28, 2006 - A two-year-old son of Forestry became the most expensive Thoroughbred ever sold at a public auction at the Fasig-Tipton Calder sale in Miami. The colt, later named The Green Monkey brought a final bid of $16 million from Demi O'Byrne. O'Byrne purchased the colt for a partnership headed by John Magnier and Michael Tabor. The previous record for a horse of any age at auction was the $13.1 million paid for Seattle Dancer as a yearling in 1986.
March 1, 2005 - At a two-year-old-in-training sale in Miami, Sheikh Mohammed al-Maktoum paid a record $5.2 million for a son of Tale of the Cat.
March 1, 1969 - Tuesdee Testa, 27, became the first female jockey to win a race at a major American Thoroughbred track when she won the third race at Santa Anita Park aboard Buz On.
March 1, 1989 - Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa, holds its inaugural day of racing in 20-degree temperatures during a snowfall. Jockey Cindy Noll wins the first race aboard Holmish in a $2,300 claiming event.
March 1, 1991 - Pat Day, 37, became the sixth rider in history whose mounts earned $100 million when he rode Wild Sierra to a second-place finish in the first race at Oaklawn Park.
March 2, 1940 - Beaten by a nose in both the 1937 and 1938 Santa Anita Handicaps, Seabiscuit finally won the Big 'Cap in his final race. He retired the then-leading money-winning horse in the world.
March 2, 1966 - Kelso, Horse of the Year 1960-64, ran his last race, finishing fourth at Hialeah Park.
March 3, 1966 - Ogden Phipps' Buckpasser won the Flamingo Stakes by a nose, under the guidance of Bill Shoemaker. The colt was such a prohibitive favorite among the field of nine that the race was declared a non-wagering contest and was dubbed "The Chicken Flamingo."
March 3, 1985 - Bill Shoemaker became the first jockey in history to win $100 million in purses after he won the Santa Anita Handicap aboard Lord at War (ARG).
March 3, 1993 - Russell Baze had his 4,000th career win, with Frank Musso, at Golden Gate Fields.
March 3, 2004 - Santa Anita Park set a North American record with a gross Pick Six pool of $7,302,848, which included a three-day carryover of $1,413,136. There were three winning tickets worth $1,567,984 each.
March 5, 1988 - Carl Gambardella had his 5,000th career winner, aboard John's Goldenapple, at Suffolk Downs.
March 6, 1965 - Jockey Earlie Fires rode his first winner, Carnation Kid, at Oaklawn Park. By year's end, Fires had amassed nearly $600,000 in purse earnings to earn the title of champion apprentice jockey.
March 6, 1988 - Julie Krone became the winningest female jockey in racing history when she won the 1,205th race of her career riding a filly named Squawter in the ninth race at Aqueduct Racetrack.