Kingman Wins!

This was the slowest of all Derbies. HART WALLACE broke on top; HIGH TARIFF, second; BALGOWAN, third; KINGMAN, fourth. Within a quarter of a mile they all were traveling like a Calvary, side by side, nose to nose, each jockey waiting for the other to set the pace, and more doing it. Each rider had orders to stay back for about a mile and whenever one horse moved a little to the front, his rider restrained him, and the others restrained theirs, too. The mile was covered in 2:01, and the mile and a quarter in 2:23 3/4. At that point, Murphy started his move with KINGMAN, and Overton let BALGOWAN have his head, but KINGMAN won the race by a half length.

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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 17 Race Recap

This was the slowest of all Derbies. HART WALLACE broke on top; HIGH TARIFF, second; BALGOWAN, third; KINGMAN, fourth. Within a quarter of a mile they all were traveling like a Calvary, side by side, nose to nose, each jockey waiting for the other to set the pace, and more doing it. Each rider had orders to stay back for about a mile and whenever one horse moved a little to the front, his rider restrained him, and the others restrained theirs, too. The mile was covered in 2:01, and the mile and a quarter in 2:23 3/4. At that point, Murphy started his move with KINGMAN, and Overton let BALGOWAN have his head, but KINGMAN won the race by a half length.