Arcaro Seeks to Break Own Derby Mark on Hill Prince, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-03


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Arcaro Seeks to Break Own Derby Mark on Hill Prince CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 2. — Practically all the great race riders of America have ridden in the Kentucky Derby since its first run-nine: in 1875. Many of them retired from the saddle without having won the Derby, the goal of all. When the Negro Isaac Murphy won the Derby , for the third time in 1891, turfmen acknowledged that was a feat which would become increasingly difficult to duplicate. By 1929, six riders had won the race, twice. Each had tried desperately to win the third race and at least equal Murphys record. Eddie Arcaro finally passed Murphys record and registered his fourth victory astride Citation in 1948. This year he is after his fifth astride Hill Prince.

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