Editor R. G. Bruces Hopes for Derby Were Fulfilled, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-05


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Editor R. G. Bruces Hopes For Derby Were Fulfilled CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 4. — No other race in the United States has had as many renewals over the same track as the Kentucky Derby, which had its inception over the local strip in 1875. Tomorrows running of the great three-year-old classic will mark its seventy-seventh and the seventy-sixth renewal. The Kentucky Derby was founded with "high hopes," R. G. Bruce, editor of a local newspaper, wrote in-the year 1875. "Today will ever be historic in the annals of Kentucky as the first Derby Day of what I hope to see a long series of turf festivities." Editor Bruces hopes certainly have been fulfilled.

Persistent Link: https://drf.uky.edu/catalog/1950s/drf1951050501/drf1951050501_24_3
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Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800