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How A Mobster’s Bet Led To Horse Racing’s First Triple Crown Winner

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SirBarton-Johnny_Loftus-1919Preakness.jpg”] Sir Barton would have never became America’s first Triple Crown winning horse if it hadn’t been for a bet between the horse’s owner and mobster Arnold Rothstein.In an LA Times blog post today, Brian Cronin reveals that before the 1919 Kentucky Derby, Rothstein bet JKL Ross […]
How A Mobster’s Bet Led To Horse Racing’s First Triple Crown Winner