Macbeth II Wins!

THE CHEVALIER rushed to the front at the break but COL. ZEB WARD took over before the race had gone a quarter. GALLIFET, coupled with ALEXANDRIA as the even money choice, went to the front on the turn and looked like the winner until Covington got MacBETH II into high gear in midstretch. MacBETH II's tremendous finishing kick gained him a length win over GALLIFET with WHITE, another with late speed, a length back.

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George Covington

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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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THE CHEVALIER rushed to the front at the break but COL. ZEB WARD took over before the race had gone a quarter. GALLIFET, coupled with ALEXANDRIA as the even money choice, went to the front on the turn and looked like the winner until Covington got MacBETH II into high gear in midstretch. MacBETH II's tremendous finishing kick gained him a length win over GALLIFET with WHITE, another with late speed, a length back.