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Sandy Hawley’s Hi-5

It was a high-five Hall of Fame jockey Sandy Hawley won't ever forget, a win that came 40 years ago in a high-profile race, and one that capped a remarkable run for the revered rider. In the days leading up to the running of the 1974 Woodbine Oaks, there was plenty of talk as to whether Hawley, who had won the past four editions of the 1 1/8 mile race for Canadian-foaled three-year-old fillies, would deliver a fifth consecutive score. Perhaps the only thing going against Hawley was the colour of his horse: no grey had ever won the Oaks since its inception in 1956. But, when the gates opened at Woodbine on June 22, 1974, Hawley marched Trudie Tudor, a daughter of Tudor Grey, to the lead. And that's just where the duo would stay, wiring the field, giving the man in the irons his fifth-straight Oaks triumph. It…

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