November 2nd through November 8th
November 3rd, 1967
– This was the first day of the first annual All American Quarter Horse
Congress. The Congress was held at the Ohio State Fairgrounds in Columbus, Ohio, and lasted from November 3rd through the 5th. It was sponsored by the Ohio Quarter Horse Association and was attended by more than 5,000 horsepeople. It became an annual event and is still held today, more than forty years later.
For more information on the Congress or the Ohio Quarter Horse Association, please visit http://www.oqha.com/oqha/index.php?option=com_content&task=view...
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November 5th, 1988
- Jockey Julie Krone became the first female jockey to compete in the Breeders’ Cup. Krone rode Darby Shuffle to take second place in the Juvenile Fillies race. Krone would go on to have seventeen Breeders’ Cup mounts and would win the Juvenile Fillies race on Halfbridled in 2003. Krone was inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame in 2000.
For more information on Julie Krone, please see http://www.ntra.com/stats_bios.aspx?id=1820
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November 7, 1891
– Comanche, the mustang who was the lone survivor of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, died of colic at approximately twenty-nine years of age. Comanche was purchased by the U. S. Army for $90 in 1868, and he became the favorite mount of Captain Myles Keough. Comanche was wounded twelve times while being ridden in military skirmishes, and when Custer was defeated he was found two days later, severely wounded. He was rescued by a burial party and served out the rest of his life with the 7th Calvary under strict orders that he was never to be ridden again.
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