Joe Cotton Wins!

KEOKUK replaced quick-starter FAVOR before the field had gone a quarter with JOE COTTON, the favorite, lagging far behind. Rider Henderson was so confident JOE COTTON would be the winner he didn't make a move until almost a mile. The ultimate winner worked his way to the front at the head of the stretch but BERSAN, never worse that third after a quarter, and TEN BOOKER finished with tremendous speed and JOE COTTON's margin was only a neck. TEN BOOKER was a half length back of BERSAN and one in front of FAVOR. KEOKUK quit after being in front for a mile.

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Erkine Henderson

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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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KEOKUK replaced quick-starter FAVOR before the field had gone a quarter with JOE COTTON, the favorite, lagging far behind. Rider Henderson was so confident JOE COTTON would be the winner he didn't make a move until almost a mile. The ultimate winner worked his way to the front at the head of the stretch but BERSAN, never worse that third after a quarter, and TEN BOOKER finished with tremendous speed and JOE COTTON's margin was only a neck. TEN BOOKER was a half length back of BERSAN and one in front of FAVOR. KEOKUK quit after being in front for a mile.