Ben Ali Wins!

SIR JOSEPH was first to show but within 200 yards MASTERPIECE was out front and remained there until after three-quarters when he fell back rapidly. BEN ALI, forwardly placed from the outset, was shaken up by rider Duffy at the eighth pole and he pulled away for a half length win over BLUE WING which took the lead briefly in the stretch but lost his chances when he swerved. FREE KNIGHT led at the top of the stretch, having replaced HARRODSBURG. LIJERO finished with fine speed. Five different horses led at one time.

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Paul Duffy

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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 12 Race Recap

SIR JOSEPH was first to show but within 200 yards MASTERPIECE was out front and remained there until after three-quarters when he fell back rapidly. BEN ALI, forwardly placed from the outset, was shaken up by rider Duffy at the eighth pole and he pulled away for a half length win over BLUE WING which took the lead briefly in the stretch but lost his chances when he swerved. FREE KNIGHT led at the top of the stretch, having replaced HARRODSBURG. LIJERO finished with fine speed. Five different horses led at one time.