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Seabiscuit wins the Santa Anita Handicap, setting a new track record of 2 minutes and 1 and one-fifth seconds. His owner won $86,650. A grandson of Man o’ War, Seabiscuit was small, underweight, overworked, and overlooked when taken over by Charles and Marcella Howard after a claiming race at Saratoga. He lived to 14 years of age, dying on May 17, 1947. He is buried at Ridgewood Ranch in California. [Source: Embattled Dreams: California in Peace and War 1940 to 1950 by Kevin Starr, and Thoroughbred Greats.]