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Ashley Cole

Ashley Cole (Horse racing.  Born, New York, NY, July 11, 1876; died, New York, NY, Feb. 23, 1965.)  Though not a noted owner or breeder, Ashley T. Cole had a profound effect on New York thoroughbred racing.  When Cole was appointed to the Racing Commission by Gov. Herbert Lehman in May 1942, the appointment was […]

Steve Cauthen

Steve Cauthen (Racing.  Born, Covington, KY, May 1, 1960.)  As the sensation of the 1977 thoroughbred year, Steve Cauthen set jockey riding records.  That year, as an apprentice, Cauthen led the nation by riding 487 winners worth $6,151,750.  His winning rides were the fourth-highest ever and the earnings set a record.  Of Cauthen’s wins, 433 […]

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