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In 1920, only two horses were entered in the second running of the Jockey Club Gold Cup, which at the time was a whopping 1 1/2 mile race. Harry Payne Whitney sportingly sent his Damask to run against the legendary Man o’ War, who defeated the colt under a stranglehold by 15 lengths while breaking the American record for the distance.

In 1920, only two horses were entered in the second running of the Jockey Club Gold Cup, which at the time was a whopping 1 1/2 mile race. Harry Payne Whitney sportingly sent his Damask to run against the legendary Man o’ War, who defeated the colt under a stranglehold by 15 lengths while breaking the American record for the distance.

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