Plaudit Wins!

ISABEY first to show but LIEBER KARL, the favorite, went to the front quickly, held on gamely but the five pounds extra weight began to show in the stretch. PLAUDIT came on with a terrific rush in the stretch to win by a nose. ISABEY was 20 lengths back with HAN D'OR the trailer. Scratched; Dr. Black. *Courier-Journal accounts of this Derby list Albert Simons as trainer; Churchill Downs records, compiled by Frank G. Menke, list John E. Madden, the owner.

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Trainer

John E. Madden

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Jockey

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 24 Race Recap

ISABEY first to show but LIEBER KARL, the favorite, went to the front quickly, held on gamely but the five pounds extra weight began to show in the stretch. PLAUDIT came on with a terrific rush in the stretch to win by a nose. ISABEY was 20 lengths back with HAN D'OR the trailer. Scratched; Dr. Black. *Courier-Journal accounts of this Derby list Albert Simons as trainer; Churchill Downs records, compiled by Frank G. Menke, list John E. Madden, the owner.