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Marshall Cassidy

Marshall Cassidy (Racing.  Born, Washington, DC, Feb. 21, 1892; died, Glen Cove, NY, Oct. 23, 1968.)  Generally credited with devising the modern stall-style starting gate, Marshall Cassidy also perfected the photo-finish camera system.  Previously, thoroughbreds began races from a more-or-less standing start at the starting line before Cassidy introduced his gate system in the 1940s.  […]

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