"The #racehorse Seabiscuit with his trainer Tom Smith at Belmont Park in April 1938. On November 1 that year, Seabiscuit vanquished his rival, the Triple Crown winner War Admiral. "Seabiscuit defeated War Admiral today," @nytimes reported. "Amid scenes of frantic enthusiasm, created by a record crowd of 40,000 persons, that simple fact stood high and alone and it will leave its impression on the American turf. Historic Pimlico never had seen anything like it." The article went on to describe Seabiscuit as the "phlegmatic ugly duckling with the lame leg from the Pacific Coast." We found this photo in our #archives. #tbt #🏇" By nytimes on Instagram.
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