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Waldorf Stakes

The Waldorf Stakes was an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Sheepshead Bay Race Track in Sheepshead Bay, New York. Open to two-year-old colts and geldings, it was run on dirt over a distance of six furlongs. First run in 1904, the Daily Racing Form reported that "The owner of the winner gives an elaborate dinner to the other subscribers to the event and its winning is an honor keenly coveted." However, the race had a short tenure after passage of the Hart-Agnew anti-betting legislation by the New York Legislature which devastated horse racing. The winner's share of the purse for the Waldorf Stakes was always in the area of $6,000 but for what would prove to be its last running, the winner's share for 1908 was reduced by more than 70%; when a February 21, 1913 ruling by the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division saw horse racing return it was too late for the Sheepshead Bay horse racing facility and it never reopened. The inaugural running of the Waldorf Stakes took place on September 7, 1904.

It was won by a colt owned by prominent Pittsburgh businessman Samuel Brown. Agile would go on to win the 1905 Kentucky Derbys; the 1906 Waldorf Stakes was won by Kentucky Beau in what would turn out to be the event's fastest time. Kentucky Beau was ridden by African American jockey Leroy Williams and trained by African American French Brooks for Runnymede Farm's Woodford Clay of the renowned Clay family of Kentucky; the final running on September 9, 1908 was the second consecutive win for the Oneck Stable. Their colt Ben Fleet had won it in Fashion Plate in this final year. Fashion Plate have a stellar career in racing with wins in the Brookdale, Long Island and prestigious Metropolitan Handicap, among others. Speed record: 1:13 1/5 @ 6 furlongs: Kentucky Beau Most wins: No horse won this race more than once. Most wins by a jockey: No jockey won this race more than once. Most wins by a trainer: 2 - William H. Karrick Most wins by an owner: 2 Oneck Stable

Philipp I, Count of Nassau-Weilburg

Count Philipp I of Nassau-Weilburg was Count of Nassau in Weilburg, Count of Saarbrücken and Seigneur of Commercy Château bas in 1371–1429. Philipp was a son of John I, Count of Nassau-Weilburg and Johanna, Countess of Saarbrücken, daughter of John II, Count of Saarbrücken. Philipp inherited the County of Nassau-Weilburg from his father in 1371 and the County of Saarbrücken from his mother 1381. For the first ten years, his mother was the regent in his place bishop Friedrich of Blankenheim was the regent until his majority. Philipp married twice and had several children, his first wife Anna brought some territories in Trier that were added to his realm. At Philipps death in 1429, the counties were ruled jointly by his eldest sons, with their mother Elisabeth as regent until 1442 it was divided between them, Philipp getting Nassau-Weilburg and Johann getting Saarbrücken and Commercy. At Philip's majority in 1438 he began ruling in collaboration with his mother, provisions were made for her future.

In the war 1387 -- 1389 Philipp sided against the Swabian union. For his achievements at the battle of Döffingen he was honoured with the accolade, his involvement gave important allies and influence in southern Germany. In 1398 he was accredited with the privileges of coinage by Emperor Wenceslaus, the power of his realm was consolidated; the emperor appointed him to supervise the "landfrieden" in Rhine and Wetterau areas. In the national politics he both collaborated in the removal of emperor Wenceslaus 1400, protecting his successor Rupert and involving in the opposition against him with lots of other lords 1405-07, until his Rupert's death in 1410, he participated at the crowning of the successor, Holy Roman Emperor, who raised him higher, made him a member of his council, "Hauptmann" of the nobility in Luxembourg. He was a member of the council of the French king. At the Council of Constance, Philipp supported King Sigismund against the policies of certain Popes, at the time of the Western Schism.

Firstly, Philipp married in 1385 with Anna of Hohenlohe-Weikersheim, daughter of Count Kraft IV of Hohenlohe-Weikersheim. They had: Philip. Secondly, he married in 1412 with Elisabeth of Lorraine-Vaudémont, who bore: Philip II of Nassau-Weilburg, married Margrete of Loon-Heinsberg, she was a daughter of Johann III, Herr of Heinsberg, great grandson of Gottfried, Count of Loon-Heinsberg but sold the county in 1362. Philip and Margarete had two sons; as a widower he married Veronika of Sayn-Wittgenstein, without issue. Johann II of Nassau-Saarbrücken Jean/John II/III, married Johanna, daughter of Margareta's brother Johann IV of Loon-Heinsberg, had two daughters; as a widower he married Elisabeth, daughter of Ludwig I, Count of Württemberg-Urach and had a son and founded the line Nassau-Saarbrücken. In 1444 he sold the Seigneurie of Commercy "Château-Bas" to Louis of Lorraine, marquis Pont-à-Mousson, son of King René of Anjou, who inherited the property from his son. Margarete, married in 1441 to Gerhard of Rodemachern.

They had about four daughters. One daughter may have been from either marriage with Anna: Johannetta, married on 22 June 1422 to Count George I of Henneberg, he had at least three illegitimate children: Philipp of Nassau Grete Heintzchen of Nassau