Riley Wins!

Start good. BILL LETCHER broke in front with PALISADE in close pursuit. ROBESPIERRE forged to the lead nearing the first turn. After a half RILEY and PALISADE had taken over second and third places. After three-quarters it was RILEY, ROBESPIERRE and BILL LETCHER. RILEY went on to win by 1 3/4 lengths and 2 lengths separated BILL LETCHER and ROBESPIERRE.

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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 16 Race Recap

Start good. BILL LETCHER broke in front with PALISADE in close pursuit. ROBESPIERRE forged to the lead nearing the first turn. After a half RILEY and PALISADE had taken over second and third places. After three-quarters it was RILEY, ROBESPIERRE and BILL LETCHER. RILEY went on to win by 1 3/4 lengths and 2 lengths separated BILL LETCHER and ROBESPIERRE.