Leonatus Wins!

Start good on the first attempt. DRAKE CARTER was away first but LEONATUS, the favorite, was in front by two lengths after going the first quarter. He increased his margin to three lengths after a half mile with CHATTER and LORD RAGLAN being the closest. LORD RAGLAN sprinted into contention in the stretch but swerved at the 16th pole. CHATTER curled his tail on the back stretch and fell to the rear. DRAKE CARTER was three lengths back of the winner at the finish and a half length in front of LORD RAGLAN.

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William Donohue

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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 9 Race Recap

Start good on the first attempt. DRAKE CARTER was away first but LEONATUS, the favorite, was in front by two lengths after going the first quarter. He increased his margin to three lengths after a half mile with CHATTER and LORD RAGLAN being the closest. LORD RAGLAN sprinted into contention in the stretch but swerved at the 16th pole. CHATTER curled his tail on the back stretch and fell to the rear. DRAKE CARTER was three lengths back of the winner at the finish and a half length in front of LORD RAGLAN.