Run for the Roses

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Photo credit: The Smithsonian

In 1872, Meriwether Lewis Clark—grandson of the American explorer William Clark of the famed Lewis & Clark expedition—attended the Epsom Derby during his travels through England. He was so enthralled with the whole affair that upon his return to the States, he secured a piece of land for a racetrack and established the Louisville Jockey Club. On May 17th, 1875, the inaugural Kentucky Derby unfolded before 10,000 cheering spectators. Continue reading “Run for the Roses”

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