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The Dead Man Who Won A Horse Race

In 1923, jockey Frank Hayes began his first-ever steeplechase alive and well. He placed first, his horse winning by a head, but unfortunately, he didn’t live long enough to see the winner’s circle, perishing sometime before he crossed the finish line

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