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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.

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