George Smith Wins!

Start good and slow. Won driving; second and third same. GEORGE SMITH was well ridden and, after being saved for the first three-quarters, rushed into the lead, but had to be urged at the end to outstay STAR HAWK. The latter, away slowly and trailing for a half-mile, came with a rush through the stretch and almost got up to win. FRANKLIN showed good speed, but tired after racing in close pursuit. DODGE raced well up throughout. THUNDERER had no mishap. DOMINANT set a fast early pace, but quit badly. LENA MISHA pulled up lame. Scratched - Isidore, Bulse, Huffaker.

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Trainer

Hollie Hughes

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Jockey

John Loftus

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Breeder

Phil T. & Forsythe Chinn

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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 42 Race Recap

Start good and slow. Won driving; second and third same. GEORGE SMITH was well ridden and, after being saved for the first three-quarters, rushed into the lead, but had to be urged at the end to outstay STAR HAWK. The latter, away slowly and trailing for a half-mile, came with a rush through the stretch and almost got up to win. FRANKLIN showed good speed, but tired after racing in close pursuit. DODGE raced well up throughout. THUNDERER had no mishap. DOMINANT set a fast early pace, but quit badly. LENA MISHA pulled up lame. Scratched - Isidore, Bulse, Huffaker.