ON THIS DATE
1875 — Aristides wins the first Kentucky Derby by a quarter length over Volcano. Aristides is ridden and trained by African-Americans Oliver Lewis and Ansel Williamson, respectively.
1881 — James Rowe Sr., 24, becomes the youngest trainer to saddle a Kentucky Derby winner after Hindoo takes the seventh Derby. Hindoo, regarded as one of the greatest racehorses of his era, retires in 1882 with 30 wins, three seconds and two thirds in 35 starts.
1915 — Rhine Maiden wins the Preakness Stakes, to produce the only Kentucky Derby-Preakness wins by fillies in the same year. The 1915 Derby was won by Regret, who did not compete in the Preakness.