May 17, 2011

May 17th: First Kentucky Derby, 1875

Aristides was the winner of the first Kentucky Derby in 1875. His owner didn't intend for him to win. Read article here

Pictured: Aristides. Etching by C. Lloyd, first published in Famous Horses of America: Containing fifty-nine portraits of the celebrities of the American turf past and present, 1877.

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