Azra Wins!

HURON broke in front and had a six-length lead well along the backstretch. Then Clayton, aboard AZRA, made his move, caught HURON near the wire, and won by a nose. Six lengths separated HURON and PHIL DWYER.

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Alonzo Clayton

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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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HURON broke in front and had a six-length lead well along the backstretch. Then Clayton, aboard AZRA, made his move, caught HURON near the wire, and won by a nose. Six lengths separated HURON and PHIL DWYER.