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EMPEROR OF NORFOLK, 1888 Remember Emperor of Norfolk? What a horse! He won the American Derby in 1888. In a fashion, he was a Chicago horse, beginning and ending his career at Washington Park, though he was bred in California by his owner, "Lucky" Baldwin, who often proclaimed him the best horse ever reared in the far West. He was a grandson of the immortal Lexington, being by Norfolk and the famous brood mare, Marion. Emperor of Norfolk only raced two years and won twenty-one races out of twenty-nine starts. As a two-year-old he was successful in twelve out of eighteen starts, being unplaced but twice. The next year he won nine out of eleven starts, including the American and Brooklyn Derbys and other stakes. He was second and third in his other two starts as a three-year-old.