WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Monday, November 1: Two Great Horses
Profile America — Monday, November 1st. One of the great match races in horse racing history took place on this date in 1938 at Baltimore's Pimlico track between War Admiral and Seabiscuit. The heavily favored War Admiral was larger, as well as the reigning Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year. Seabiscuit's regular jockey was injured and could not ride that day. Seabiscuit jumped to an early lead, but War Admiral caught up and the two horses raced side by side for almost a mile. Then, in the stretch, Seabiscuit pulled away and won by four lengths, showing the spirit that generated a best selling book and movie of several years ago. Now at tracks across the country, nearly 12.5 million people watch thoroughbred racing each year and almost 11 million others enjoy harness racing. Profile America is in its 14th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2010, p. 544
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010, t. 1209
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau