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Risen Star, owned and trained by Louis J. Roussel III ’63, took two jewels in the triple crown of racing in 1988 as the winner of the Preakness and Belmont. Roussel was the major benefactor for Jesuit’s “21st Century Campaign—a Commitment to Excellence.” As many Blue Jay alums may know, the Class of ’63 graduate was also the major benefactor of the Louis J. Roussel, Jr. Physical Education building, which Louis III named in honor of his father Louis, Jr.
This week’s Flashback Friday Wild Photo comes from the Summer of 1988 edition of JayNotes. When he won the two races in ’88, Roussel had reached exactly 25 years since graduating from Jesuit—his Silver Anniversary.
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