Kent Desormeaux, who rode Fusaichi Pegasus to victory in the Kentucky Derby, rode in his first race at a sanctioned track 14 years ago today, finishing third in the second race at Evangeline Downs aboard 35-1 longshot Ducknest Coal Mineā€¦Canada's Queen's Plate, the oldest continuously run stake in North America, was staged for the first time on June 27, 1860, with Don Juan the winner after taking two of the three heats that comprised the race.

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