His Eminence Wins!

HIS EMINENCE broke in front the second time the field as started and was never headed although Jimmy Winkfield had to shake him up at the eighth pole. SANNAZARRO moved into second place after a half and was a length and a half back of the winner at the wire. ALARD SCHECK, the odds-on-favorite, loomed as a serious challenger until he sulked in the stretch, finishing last, five lengths back of AMUR who weakened in the last quarter.

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Trainer

F.B. Van Meter

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Jockey

Jimmy Winkfield

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1900-1924

Early 1900's

At the turn of the century, financial problems plagued the racetrack. On October 1, 1902 a group headed by former Louisville Mayor Charles Grainger, Charlie Price and Matt J. Winn agreed to takeover the operation. The takeover was done by amending the track's articles of incorporation with no transfer in the form of a deed. Grainger was named president, Price racing secretary and Winn vice president.

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Kentucky Derby 27 Race Recap

HIS EMINENCE broke in front the second time the field as started and was never headed although Jimmy Winkfield had to shake him up at the eighth pole. SANNAZARRO moved into second place after a half and was a length and a half back of the winner at the wire. ALARD SCHECK, the odds-on-favorite, loomed as a serious challenger until he sulked in the stretch, finishing last, five lengths back of AMUR who weakened in the last quarter.