Buchanan Wins!

BOB MILES beat the flag and jumped into a two-length lead. POWHATTAN III, AUDRAIN and ADMIRAL were in closest pursuit. BUCHANAN, fractious at the post, was away poorly, but Isaac Murphy saved ground for three-quarters of a mile, then moved him to the outside. BUCHANAN quickly responded and was in front by two lengths in the stretch. LOFTIN reduced the margin, due to the fact that Murphy eased the winner through the final eighth. ADMIRAL quit at once after being in front at the mile pole. Scratched: Richard L.

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Isaac Murphy

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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 10 Race Recap

BOB MILES beat the flag and jumped into a two-length lead. POWHATTAN III, AUDRAIN and ADMIRAL were in closest pursuit. BUCHANAN, fractious at the post, was away poorly, but Isaac Murphy saved ground for three-quarters of a mile, then moved him to the outside. BUCHANAN quickly responded and was in front by two lengths in the stretch. LOFTIN reduced the margin, due to the fact that Murphy eased the winner through the final eighth. ADMIRAL quit at once after being in front at the mile pole. Scratched: Richard L.