Apollo Wins!

HARRY GILMORE broke in front, followed by BABCOCK, the PAT MALLOW COLT and ROBERT BRUCE. At the mile, HARRY GILMORE was still on top, with RUNNYMEDE moving on the outside to take third place. As they were well into the stretch, RUNNYMEDE took command, and looked like the winner until APOLLO started a cyclonic rush an eighth of a mile from home. APOLLO caught RUNNYMEDE a few jumps from the wire, and won by a half length.

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Babe Hurd

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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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HARRY GILMORE broke in front, followed by BABCOCK, the PAT MALLOW COLT and ROBERT BRUCE. At the mile, HARRY GILMORE was still on top, with RUNNYMEDE moving on the outside to take third place. As they were well into the stretch, RUNNYMEDE took command, and looked like the winner until APOLLO started a cyclonic rush an eighth of a mile from home. APOLLO caught RUNNYMEDE a few jumps from the wire, and won by a half length.