Saturday, May 5, 2012

Derby.


Racing in Louisville dates back to 1783 when local sources reported that races were held on Market Street in the downtown area. To alleviate the problems associated with racing on the busy city thoroughfare, a course was developed at the now abandoned Shippingport Island in 1805. Racing was conducted on the island in the Ohio River at what was called the Elm Tree Gardens. 
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I love horses & that Louisville is the host of The Kentucky Derby. 
So many funny things happen during derby week.
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2 comments:

Today's Letters said...

i love that you love this! take us to market street sometime??

Molly Roberson said...

YES!! They've turned it into NULU & there are tons of awesome restaurants there. YUM!