Overgrown jockey trained champion racehorses

Max Hirsch won his first Triple Crown race on June 9, 1928 with an unheralded thoroughbred named Vito that left the other horses in the dust in the Belmont Stakes. Maximilian Justice Hirsch was born to German immigrant parents in the quaint Hill County community of Fredericksburg in 1880. From his early childhood, the boy loved everything on four legs. Whenever he saw a footsore dog lagging…

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