Vagrant Wins!

The field was away in good order. PAROLE broke in front with BULLION in closest pursuit. VAGRANT came up on the outside and was in front after three-quarters, PAROLE having dropped back fourth. CREEDMORE moved up on the turn but was two lengths back of the winner at the finish. BULLION had the misfortune of having a horse, believed to be HARRY HILL run up on him rounding the clubhouse turn, striking his left hind foot and severing a tendon. He finished on three legs.

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Bobby Swim

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1874-1899

Kentucky and Louisville's early racing history

Racing in Louisville dates back to 1783 when local sources reported that races were held on Market Street in the downtown area. To alleviate the problems associated with racing on the busy city thoroughfare, a course was developed at the now abandoned Shippingport Island in 1805. Racing was cond1ucted on the island in the Ohio River at what was called the Elm Tree Gardens.

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Kentucky Derby 2 Race Recap

The field was away in good order. PAROLE broke in front with BULLION in closest pursuit. VAGRANT came up on the outside and was in front after three-quarters, PAROLE having dropped back fourth. CREEDMORE moved up on the turn but was two lengths back of the winner at the finish. BULLION had the misfortune of having a horse, believed to be HARRY HILL run up on him rounding the clubhouse turn, striking his left hind foot and severing a tendon. He finished on three legs.