Black Gold Wins!

Start good and slow. Won driving; second and third same. BLACK GOLD, well ridden and prominent in the early racing, moved up resolutely after reaching the stretch and disposed of the others in the last seventy yards. CHILHOWEE ran a good race and headed BRACADALE in the last eighth, but tired slightly near the end. BEAU BUTLER closed a great gap and ran an excellent race. ALTAWOOD closed an immense gap after making a slow beginning. BRACADALE tired after leading to the stretch. TRANSMUTE was done after three-quarters. MAD PLAY was always outrun. BAFFLING ran a good three-quarters. The others were never prominent. Scratched - Glide.

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Trainer

Hanly Webb

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Jockey

John D. Mooney

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Breeder

Mrs. Rosa M. Hoots

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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 50 Race Recap

Start good and slow. Won driving; second and third same. BLACK GOLD, well ridden and prominent in the early racing, moved up resolutely after reaching the stretch and disposed of the others in the last seventy yards. CHILHOWEE ran a good race and headed BRACADALE in the last eighth, but tired slightly near the end. BEAU BUTLER closed a great gap and ran an excellent race. ALTAWOOD closed an immense gap after making a slow beginning. BRACADALE tired after leading to the stretch. TRANSMUTE was done after three-quarters. MAD PLAY was always outrun. BAFFLING ran a good three-quarters. The others were never prominent. Scratched - Glide.