Windward Passage


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Windward Passage,

strait, c.50 mi (80 km) wide, between Cuba and Haiti, connecting the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. It provides a direct route from the E United States to the Panama Canal.

Windward Passage

a strait in the Caribbean, between E Cuba and NW Haiti. Width: 80 km (50 miles)
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Their dramatic action, and the slower reaction of the crew of Windward Passage astern, was captured in a famous film clip by the cameraman in the helicopter, and certainly gave the 1977 double victory to Kialo III.
Maybe I'm naive, but I kind of halfway believe it (Baffert's explanation),'' Jeff Siegel, vice president of Team Valor, the partnership that owns Windward Passage, said from his home in Duarte.
Asmussen, the nation's second-winningest trainer in 2001, was to have two entrants, but Windward Passage was squeezed out by the late entry of Danthebluegrassman.
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Asia's greatest bluewater classic, the 630 nautical mile China Sea Race from Hong Kong on the China Coast to Manila Bay in the Philippines, started in 1962, and reached its zenith in the 80s, when fleets of nearly 100 yachts would set forth, including glamour maxis such as Kialoa 111 and Windward Passage, and later Condor and Nirvana.
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Medaglia d'Oro (1:13 4/5) went 6 furlongs; Proud Citizen (58 4/5), Lusty Latin (1:01) and Easy Grades (1:01 2/5) went 5 furlongs, and Windward Passage (48 3/5) went 4 furlongs.
Head count: This would be the 20-horse Kentucky Derby field if entries were taken today: Blue Burner, Buddha, Came Home, Castle Gandolfo, Easy Grades, Essence of Dubai, Harlan's Holiday, It'sallinthechase, Johannesburg, Lusty Latin, Medaglia d'Oro, Ocean Sound, Perfect Drift, Private Emblem, Proud Citizen, Request for Parole, Saarland, War Emblem, Wild Horses and Windward Passage.