Derby Has Been Run On Each of Six Week-Days, Daily Racing Form, 1956-05-05


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Derby Has Been Run RunOn On Each of Six WeekDays WeekDaysCHURCHILL CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky May 4 The Kentucky Derby now a traditionally first Saturdayin May event has been run on every day of the week except Sunday of course courseThe The inaugural Derby in 1875 was held on Monday May 17 Churchill Downs directors then intermittedly tried Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays and Fridays of May through 1900 1900In In 1901 the Run for the Roses was conducted on April 29 a Monday MondayThe The first time the famed event was run on Saturday was in 1902 May 3 The Derby was 28 years old then It again was held on a Saturday May 2 in 1903 But then it reverted in rota ¬ tion to a Monday Wednesday twice Monday Tuesday Monday Tuesday schedule for the next seven years through 1910 1910Ever Ever since 1911 the big race has been held on a Saturday hi May with the sole exception of the War year of 1945 when the race was delayed until Saturday June 9 9Since Since 1938 excluding 1945 the Derby has been held on the first Sat ¬ urday of May

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