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May 17, 1875

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1875 the first Kentucky Derby was run at Louisville, KY. Aristides was the winning horse and it was ridden by jockey Oliver Lewis. Of the 15 horses that were raced, fourteen were ridden by men that weighed less than 120 pounds. The last place finisher was the horse Goldmine, … Continue reading

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March 25, 1668

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1668 the first horse race in America took place in New York. Also on this date the first cheating, lying, drinking, and gambling at a horse race occurred. The general consensus was that a good time was had by all.

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