• Short Summary

    THE RACE HORSE "DECIDEDLY" WON THE KENTUCKY DERBY AT LOUISVILLE, MAY 5 IN THE TRACK RECORD TIME OF TWO MINUTES AND TWO-FIFTHS OF A SECOND.

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    THE RACE HORSE "DECIDEDLY" WON THE KENTUCKY DERBY AT LOUISVILLE, MAY 5 IN THE TRACK RECORD TIME OF TWO MINUTES AND TWO-FIFTHS OF A SECOND. THE DERBY IS THE FIRST OF THREE MAJOR RACES FOR THREE-YEAR-OLD IN THE UNITED STATES; THE OTHERS ARE THE PREAKNESS ON MAY 19, AND THE BELMONT STAKES ON JUNE 9.

    FAVOURITE FOR THE RACE HAD BEEN "SIR GAVLORD," BUT HE WAS WITHDRAWN ON THE EVE OF THE RACE AS A RESULT OF A FRACTURED DONE IN HIS RIGHT FORELEG. AT THE STARTING GATE FIFTEEN HORSES LINED UP, WITH "RIDAN" A 2 TO 1 FAVOURITE FOR THE FIRST PRIZE OF NEARLY 120 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

    THE FIELD TOOK THE FIRST BEND AND WENT INTO THE BACK STRAIGHT IN A TIGHT BUNCH. IT LOOKED LIKE A CLOSE RACE, AND THE CROWDS JAMMED ON THE RAILS WERE GETTING EXCITED. INTO THE LAST BEND "RIDAN" LOOKED TO BE GOING STRONGLY ON THE RAILS, BUT IN THE FINAL STRAIGHT JOCKEY BILL HARTACK BROUGHT "DECIDEDLY" ON THE OUTSIDE TO WIN BY TWO AND A HALF LENGTHS, FOLLOWED BY "ROMAN LINE" IN SECOND PLACE, WITH "RIDAN" THIRD. "DECIDEDLY" WAS SIRED BY "DETERMINE", A KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER IN 1952.

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    Film ID:
    VLVASPXJOT4I2KGZDAP120WPRLSH
    Media URN:
    VLVASPXJOT4I2KGZDAP120WPRLSH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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