Alan-a-Dale Wins!

Start good. THE RIVAL was first to show but ALAN-A-DALE, which outclassed the field, was in front by three lengths after a quarter mile. He widened it to six after a half, went lame in the stretch but carried on with flawless courage to win by a nose. The jockey on INVENTOR waited too long. ABE FRANK tired at the critical moment.

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Trainer

Thomas Clay McDowell

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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 28 Race Recap

Start good. THE RIVAL was first to show but ALAN-A-DALE, which outclassed the field, was in front by three lengths after a quarter mile. He widened it to six after a half, went lame in the stretch but carried on with flawless courage to win by a nose. The jockey on INVENTOR waited too long. ABE FRANK tired at the critical moment.