Meridian Wins!

Start good. Won driving; second and third same. MERIDIAN was rushed into a long lead from the start, and after having disposed of ROUND THE WORLD and other serious contenders in the first three-quarters, had enough speed in reserve at the end to outstay the fast coming GOVERNOR GRAY. The latter was allowed to drop too far back in the first half, and, coming with a great rush in the last quarter, was going fastest at the end. COLSTON outstayed MUD SILL for third place. ROUND THE WORLD tired in the last quarter. MUD SILL finished fast. Scratched - Jabot, Ramazan, Captain Carmody.

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Trainer

Albert Ewing

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Jockey

George Archibald

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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 37 Race Recap

Start good. Won driving; second and third same. MERIDIAN was rushed into a long lead from the start, and after having disposed of ROUND THE WORLD and other serious contenders in the first three-quarters, had enough speed in reserve at the end to outstay the fast coming GOVERNOR GRAY. The latter was allowed to drop too far back in the first half, and, coming with a great rush in the last quarter, was going fastest at the end. COLSTON outstayed MUD SILL for third place. ROUND THE WORLD tired in the last quarter. MUD SILL finished fast. Scratched - Jabot, Ramazan, Captain Carmody.