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Seabiscuit vs War Admiral Match Race Video 1938 at Pimlico

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Clem McCarthy called the match race, the Pimlico Special, on November 1, 1938.

It was the classic East (War Admiral) vs West (Seabiscuit) battle.

The Pimlico Special was raced at the distance of 1 mile and 3/16ths.

With a crowd packed like a can of sardines at the track and millions listening worldwide to the live radio broadcast, the race unfolded.

War Admiral had regular jockey Charlie Kurtsinger on his back. Red Pollard, Seabiscuit's regular rider, was out of action due to an injury ealier in the year.

The George "The Iceman" Woolf filled in for Pollard on that day.

Seabiscuit took the lead from the start and was never headed. He won by four lengths.

Seabiscuit paid $6.40 and was later immortalized in two movies and several books. The most recent was Laura Hillenbrand's "Seabiscuit: An American Legend" in 2001.