Baden-Baden Wins!

LEONARD broke in front. BADEN-BADEN, KING WILLIAM and McWHIRTER followed closely with VERA CRUZ, which broke poorly, trailing the field. LEONARD continued to lead but BADEN-BADEN began to move up on the turn and he caught LEONARD just before turning into the stretch. KING WILLIAM came with a mild rush but he faded near the stretch. VERA CRUZ had the worst of the start and the mere fact that he was able to get fourth reflects credit upon speed of the colt.

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William Walker

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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 3 Race Recap

LEONARD broke in front. BADEN-BADEN, KING WILLIAM and McWHIRTER followed closely with VERA CRUZ, which broke poorly, trailing the field. LEONARD continued to lead but BADEN-BADEN began to move up on the turn and he caught LEONARD just before turning into the stretch. KING WILLIAM came with a mild rush but he faded near the stretch. VERA CRUZ had the worst of the start and the mere fact that he was able to get fourth reflects credit upon speed of the colt.