Omar Khayyam Wins!

Start good and slow. Won easily; second and third driving. *OMAR KHAYYAM began slowly, gained steadily and, saving much ground when turning into the stretch, outstayed TICKET. The latter, well up from the start, raced into the lead in the stretch, but tired. MIDWAY began slowly, was far back for the first half, but closed an immense gap into a game third. RICKETY tired after taking the lead while rounding into the stretch. *WAR STAR raced fairly well STARGAZER set a fast early pace and tired badly in the last quarter. BERLIN quit in the stretch. *MANISTER TOI showed late speed. STAR MASTER made a good effort but weakened. Scratched - Penrod, diamond, Sol Gilsey. (*Foreign Bred)

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Trainer

C. T. Patterson

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Jockey

Charles Borel

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Breeder

Sir John Robinson

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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 43 Race Recap

Start good and slow. Won easily; second and third driving. *OMAR KHAYYAM began slowly, gained steadily and, saving much ground when turning into the stretch, outstayed TICKET. The latter, well up from the start, raced into the lead in the stretch, but tired. MIDWAY began slowly, was far back for the first half, but closed an immense gap into a game third. RICKETY tired after taking the lead while rounding into the stretch. *WAR STAR raced fairly well STARGAZER set a fast early pace and tired badly in the last quarter. BERLIN quit in the stretch. *MANISTER TOI showed late speed. STAR MASTER made a good effort but weakened. Scratched - Penrod, diamond, Sol Gilsey. (*Foreign Bred)