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Alcibiades Stakes, 1953

Posted on October 2, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
Oil Painting,  with Al Popara up, the less-fancied of Mrs. J.A. Goodwin's two-horse entry, won the $33,700 Alcibiades Stakes at Keeneland on October 17, 1953.  The daughter of Papa Redbird-Jack's Jillcame was fast in the stretch to beat Mrs. Janet Hoaglin's Pegeen and Hasty House Farm's Queen Hopeful by a length and a half.  The winning horse returned $16.66 to win. Inaugurated in 1952 as a seven furlong race, from 1956 through 1980 it was run at seven furlongs, 184 feet. In 1981 it was changed to its present distances of 11/16 miles. As the Fall Meet opens at Keeneland today, the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades will be run for 2 year old fillies going 1 1/16 miles on the main track. Published in the Herald-Leader October 18, 1953. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Oil Painting, with Al Popara up, the less-fancied of Mrs. J.A. Goodwin’s two-horse entry, won the $33,700 Alcibiades Stakes at Keeneland on Oct. 17, 1953. The daughter of Papa Redbird-Jack’s Jillcame was fast in the stretch to beat Mrs. Janet Hoaglin’s Pegeen and Hasty House Farm’s Queen Hopeful by a length and a half. The winning horse returned $16.66 to win. It was inaugurated in 1952 as a seven-furlong race, but from 1956 through 1980, it was extended to seven furlongs, 184 feet — roughly 9/10 of a mile. In 1981 it was changed to its current distance of 1 1/16 miles. As the 2015 fall meet opens at Keeneland today, the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades will be run for 2-year-old fillies on the main track. Published in the Herald-Leader on Oct. 18, 1953. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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