Typhoon II Wins!

TYPHOON II went to the front at the start and was never headed having a three length lead in the stretch. GOSHEN and BEN BROWN were his closest rivals for more than a quarter. ORNAMENT, the favorite, moved into second place before going a half and with rider Clayton using his stick often, almost caught the winner. DR. SHEPARD weakened in the stretch. DR. CATLETT was 20 lengths back of ORNAMENT in what was strictly a two-horse race.

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Fred Garner

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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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TYPHOON II went to the front at the start and was never headed having a three length lead in the stretch. GOSHEN and BEN BROWN were his closest rivals for more than a quarter. ORNAMENT, the favorite, moved into second place before going a half and with rider Clayton using his stick often, almost caught the winner. DR. SHEPARD weakened in the stretch. DR. CATLETT was 20 lengths back of ORNAMENT in what was strictly a two-horse race.