Ben Brush Wins!

At post 20 minutes. BEN EDER was in front for few strides before FIRST MATE took over and led past three-quarter pole. BEN BRUSH, who stumbled at the start, nearly unseating his rider, was FIRST MATE's closest rival by time they had gone a half mile, was a head in front in the stretch and held off BEN EDER's late rush by a nose. The others were strung out up the track.

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Willie Simms

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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 22 Race Recap

At post 20 minutes. BEN EDER was in front for few strides before FIRST MATE took over and led past three-quarter pole. BEN BRUSH, who stumbled at the start, nearly unseating his rider, was FIRST MATE's closest rival by time they had gone a half mile, was a head in front in the stretch and held off BEN EDER's late rush by a nose. The others were strung out up the track.