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John Rex Gates, National Championship, Podcast

Podcast ~ John Rex and Safari

John Rex GatesThanks to writer Daniel Holladay for his tale of John Rex winning the National Championship with Safari in 1966!  I met Daniel at the Prospect Church while I was taking photographs of the afternoon running in 2012. He began to tell me this story…I stopped him and took out my recorder.

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Safari by Iwan Lotton

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Safari winning the National Derby Championship with John S. Gates.
(Wonsover’s Crockett handled by Marshall Loftin was runner-up)



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