Day Star Wins!

The field was away on the first attempt. DAY STAR was first to take lead, followed closely by McHENRY. HIMYAR, the favorite, was fifth after a quarter. He made a mild bid in the stretch but could not reach DAY STAR who won by a length. LEVELER was two lengths back of HIMYAR and a neck in front of SOLICITOR for third money. McHENRY, a serious challenger for three-quarters, was fifth by a head. BURGUNDY was a disappointment as was EARL OF BEACONSFIELD.

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Jimmy Carter

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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 4 Race Recap

The field was away on the first attempt. DAY STAR was first to take lead, followed closely by McHENRY. HIMYAR, the favorite, was fifth after a quarter. He made a mild bid in the stretch but could not reach DAY STAR who won by a length. LEVELER was two lengths back of HIMYAR and a neck in front of SOLICITOR for third money. McHENRY, a serious challenger for three-quarters, was fifth by a head. BURGUNDY was a disappointment as was EARL OF BEACONSFIELD.