Oxbow (foaled 2010) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse best known for
winning the 2013 Preakness Stakes. A bay colt sired by Awesome Again, a
winner of the Breeders’ Cup Classic and out of a full sister to Tiznow,
another Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, he was sold as a yearling at
Keeneland for $250,000. Oxbow is owned by Brad Kelley of Calumet Farm,
was trained by D. Wayne Lukas, and was ridden in his Triple Crown races
by Gary Stevens. His Preakness win was Calumet Farm’s first win in a
Triple Crown race in 45 years and breeder Richard Santulli’s first win
in a Triple Crown classic race. It also was Stevens’ first Triple Crown
win since 2001, following his return to riding in early 2013 after a
seven-year retirement, and Lukas’ first Triple Crown win since 2000.
Oxbow’s second-place finish in the Belmont Stakes in June made him only
the third horse to have $1 million in purse wins for 2013. Later in the
season, he was pulled up shortly after finishing fourth in the Haskell
Invitational, whereupon he was found to have suffered a soft tissue
injury, was taken out of competition for the remainder of his three-
year-old season, and retired to stud in October 2013.
Today’s selected anniversaries:
The Société Notre-Dame de Montréal founded a permanent
mission known as Ville-Marie (Notre-Dame Church pictured), which
eventually grew into the city of Montreal.
Albania officially recognized the area of Northern Epirus as an
autonomous region within the Albanian state, which was never established
due to World War I.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the landmark case Brown v.
Board of Education, outlawing racial segregation in public schools
because “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal”.
The Troubles: The Ulster Volunteer Force detonated a series of
car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan, Ireland, killing 33 people and
injuring over 300 more.
Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex
Wiktionary’s word of the day:
(linguistics) The smallest linguistic unit within a word that can carry
a meaning, such as “un-“, “break”, and “-able” in the word
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Is there not glory enough in living the days given to us? You
should know there is adventure in simply being among those we love and
the things we love, and beauty, too.
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